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BIO to Host High-Level Speakers at 2014 LBS

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Early bird registration ends on August 29, 2014! BIO is excited to announce that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard will be presenting welcoming remarks to Summit attendees on Wednesday, September 17th.  Keep watch for the official announcement and statement from the Governor here. Additionally, Dr. Richard Raymond, former USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety, will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit, BIO recently announced. Prior to his appointment at the USDA, Dr. Read More >

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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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