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USDA To Deregulate Genetically Engineered Corn Seed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing its determination of nonregulated status for corn genetically engineered (GE) to produce hybrid corn seed that is non-transgenic.
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USDA: Corn, Soybeans Yield Record Highs

The final report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the 2009 corn and soybean harvest is one for the record books. Despite poor planting conditions, a cool, wet growing season, and an abysmal harvest that still sees mostly corn standing in fields, American farmers shattered records for both yield per acre and total production.
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Aphid Host Buckthorn Being Studied For Impact

An exotic invasive shrub, introduced in the 1800s as a garden plant, is being studied to demonstrate how its presence has a cascading damaging effect on natural flora and fauna, no-till agriculture and public health. Ohio State University entomologists are collaborating with Michigan State University and Iowa State University in a three-year research project to determine the distribution of buckthorn throughout Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
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