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New Opportunities With Non-GMOs

Last month, Vermont became the first state to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs. The law won’t take effect until July 1, 2016 — if it ever happens. A federal bill introduced recently would ban states from passing such laws, and Vermont is preparing for a battle in court with the food industry.
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No-Till Soybean Specialists Find Profitable Market Niche

After conquering the high-management requirements, Illinois no-tillers Matt and Connie Hughes are successfully no-tilling soybeans for seed production and raising non-GMO varieties to capture rising premiums.
Many no-tillers farming a typical corn-soybean rotation may focus their efforts into high-yielding crops. But one Illinois farm is seeing higher premiums, lower labor costs and more profits by focusing on soybeans.
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Corn And Soybean Prices Following Short-Crop Pattern

The USDA’s November forecasts of the size of the 2012 U.S. corn and soybean crops were larger than expected, particularly for soybeans. As a result, the general downtrend in soybean prices since mid-September has accelerated, with January futures now at the lowest level since June 29.
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Planted Corn Acres Higher Than Expected

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's June Plantings report released Thursday morning, U.S. farmers planted 1.5 million more corn acres than the market expected, said an Ohio State University agricultural economist.
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Is There Hope For Biotech Wheat?

Advocates believe lower production costs and higher yields could come from biotech and would reverse the trend of declining wheat acres.
As plantings of genetically modified (GM) crops continue to climb by millions of acres per year, one crop stands out for its absence from the list. Wheat growers, including no-tillers, are still waiting for the benefits of biotechnology, and the wait is likely to be a long one.
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No-Tillers Could Capitalize in The Carbon Credit Market

Even without government regulations, some companies are making payments that could grow with public demand or legal mandates.
The still-germinating carbon credits market favors no-tillers, who ought to get on board early to make the most of the long-term financial rewards. That’s the advice from Mark Wilson, president of Land Stewards, a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm hired by the non-profit Ohio No-Till Council to study the subject.
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Monsanto Puts Hold On Roundup Ready Wheat

Instead of being introduced as early as 2005, it may be 2012 before Roundup Ready spring wheat is released.
While numerous farm and environmental groups celebrated Monsanto’s decision to shelve its Roundup Ready spring wheat project, other farmers and organizations are not all that happy with the decision.
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