Saturday, August 27, 2016
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A powerful new gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 is big news in the animal and plant agriculture world.
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Few sectors of the global economy are more hooked on gene modification technology than agriculture.
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Forty years ago, 1975, a relatively mild central Illinois fall ended with a sledgehammer of a snowstorm the night before Thanksgiving. I remember it well because, as both a student and farmhand at the University of Illinois that year, I spent Thanksgiving Day milking Holsteins and pushing snow off the cow lots.
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Ag co-op giant, CHS Inc. says it needs to update bylaws to ensure locals “operate on a cooperative basis or be an organization primarily owned and controlled by a member cooperative."
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Nations shift ag subsidies from direct farmer payments to indirect farm income guarantees, and two-thirds of all nations with crop insurance programs now subsidize its purchase.
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Depending on the group of people, science and facts can mean different things.
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Why do we listen to politicians who yell “Red!” or “Blue!” when we know the answers are not black and white? Because we’ve met the reductionists and they are us.
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According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, this year's 36 percent fall in net farm income is the biggest drop since the bad year of 1983.
U.S. Capitol

Most U.S. farm and commodity groups aren't clear on the exact elements of the just agreed-upon Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The recent history of the third most powerful constitutional office in the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, is so checkered that you have to seriously question the background of anyone who seeks it.
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