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South Dakota Leads the Way in Livestock Agriculture!

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The Rapid City Journal recently published a noteworthy editorial by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard highlighting how his state has lead the way in contributing to field of animal biotechnology through many cutting edge technology advancements and much needed cures. Titled DAUGAARD: Leading the Way in Biotechnology, the governor also writes why South Dakota is the most fitting location to hold the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit: Next month, scientists, executives and investors from all across the Read More >

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Hawaii’s Papaya Industry Takes a Devastating Hit from Hurricane Isselle

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With winds in excess of 60 mph, much of Hawaii experienced significant fallout from Hurricane Isselle.  Most notably, Hawaii’s papaya industry was most impacted by Isselle experiencing shattering commodity losses. The Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA) preliminary report shows that: The Papaya Industry has sustained damage to 60% of its production and is the most severely impacted crop; Over the next 24+ months the Industry will lose $56 Million dollars;  Total loss and damage to Read More >

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A Refreshing Look at the NEW Potato

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The Capital Press ran an op-ed from Idaho farmer Lisa Patterson about new potato technology that will reduce black spot bruising and browning when cut and help prevent unnecessary waste. Patterson is a member of the Truth About Trade and Technology Global Farmer Network. In her op-ed, Lisa addresses an issue faced by all moms, food waste. “You go to the grocery store, buy a sack of potatoes, and come home to get that meal Read More >

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Hawaii’s Papaya Growers Struggle in Hurricane Aftermath

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Hurricane Iselle’s assault on Hawaii garnered national coverage as the storm approached, but little has been reported on the storm’s aftermath and the damage suffered by Hawaii’s papaya growers and other agricultural operations. John Burnett writes for West Hawaii Today that Iselle’s damage to Big Island ag crops is estimated at $53 million. KITV’s video news clip illustrates the devastation on the Island’s ag community. As officials assess the damage inflicted by Iselle, it’s evident Read More >

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The “Other Issues to Worry About” vs. GMO’s

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We don’t label foods for pesticides, fertilizers or these other “conventional” food-production technologies. Only genetically engineered food is considered unconventional; it’s what the big labeling-law movement is all about these days. Why is that? Largely because groups of people have managed to make it an issue, not because it’s the one big dangerous thing happening with our food – The LA Times, Karin Klein Last week, the Los Angeles Times released an opinion blog with Read More >

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