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  1. Top Ag News
    One Billion Acres of Bt Crops, Zero “Unintended Consequences”

    A comprehensive review recently published in the journal Biological Control concludes that in the 20-plus years that Bt crops have been grown on more than one billion acres there have been “no unintended adverse effects” to non-targeted species.

    May 9, 2019
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    North Dakota Establishes First Ever UAS Super Corridor for BVLOS Flights

    The path to commercially viable beyond visual line of sight flights was revealed this week along a 100-mile super corridor established in North Dakota.

    May 9, 2019
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    Sabanto Autonomously Plants Soybeans in Iowa, North America

    The test farm near Sac City, Iowa, is one of 10 farms in the U.S. and Canada scheduled to serve as test sites for Sabanto.

    May 8, 2019
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    Electrocuting Weeds – European Zapper Slated For U.S. Testing

    While herbicide-resistant weeds like Palmer amaranth and waterhemp have taken on almost mythical reputations for their ability to develop resistance, they are not likely to survive a high voltage electrical shock.

    May 3, 2019
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    9 Ag Tech Startups Introduced

    The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosted its second annual AgTech Day in late March in West Des Moines. From across the country, nine early-stage ag tech startups gathered to showcase their innovations to the Accelerator’s community of mentors and supporters.

    April 18, 2019
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    Data Farming Brings Actionable Intelligence to Field, New Management Challenges

    Henderson Farms put two John Deere 1795 planters out into its north Alabama fields this spring mounting RTK guidance systems. “When you’re pulling the planter on a drawbar with a pin, and the GPS unit is centered over the tractor, you get some planter drift,” said Stuart Sanderson.

    April 17, 2019
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    Tech Upgrade Enhances Connected Farm

    The world of ag tech keeps advancing quickly. The data-gathering tools you drive, which most farmers call tractors and combines, collect information that often needs to be on another system to be of use.

    April 15, 2019
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    Iowa-based Agtech Firm to Plant 10,000 Acres of Soybeans with Driverless Tractors

    The chief executive of an Iowa company has announced a “stretch goal” to plant 10,000 acres of American soybeans in 2019 using “supervised” autonomous tractors.

    March 18, 2019
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    USDA, FDA to Regulate Cell-cultured Food Products

    This shared regulatory approach will ensure that cell-cultured products derived from the cell lines of livestock and poultry are produced safely and are accurately labeled.

    March 11, 2019
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    Is a Gene-edited Animal a Drug?

    In 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration proposed to regulate a specific subset of these variations as drugs: in particular, those introduced into animal genomes using modern molecular techniques like gene editing.

    February 27, 2019