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    The Man Behind the Myth

    In-depth interview with Garlich von Essen. For the past 15 years, he has been the Secretary-General of the European Seed Association (ESA), now...

    Open Source Seed, a Hoax or a Wake-Up Call?

    “Open source” is a trend in various industries. It started to take root in the software industry (Mozilla), followed by biotechnology (CAMBIA) and publishing, where the creative...

    Is a Lack of Dietary Diversity the Next Challenge in the Developing World?

    Often, I think back to my time teaching agriculture at a secondary school in Samoa, a Pacific Island nation northeast of Australia. When you would sit down...

    Protecting Pollinators: The Stewardship Cycle

    Properly stewarding the land means properly using crop protection products.  Stewardship. Leaving the land in better shape than it started isn’t as simple...

    The Trend is Your Friend … Until It’s Not

    There’s a saying among investors: “The trend is your friend.” Meaning, you can capitalize on the sentiment of the moment by putting your money into what’s trending...
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    Consumer CBD Craze, Demand Surge

    Part IV: End Use Products When you think of the industrial hemp market, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? CBD oil...

    Festulolium, the Best of Both Worlds

    How a cross between two grasses can fill a niche. Festuca and Lolium are two of the most valuable grass genera, which both...

    Short Supply Could Oust K31 Popularity

    Years of surplus seed have kept prices low and the product on store shelves since the 1940s. Explore how Mother Nature might be pushing new products...

    Battling Gluten From the Field

    Clemson University researcher Sachin Rustgi searches for solutions to celiac disease.  Wheat has long history of challenges, ranging from drought to pests to...

    Cover Your Bases with Cover Crops

    As the demand for cover crops increases, it’s time to learn the basics about how to effectively use and manage them.  In the...
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    Hemp’s Storied History

    Our Introduction to Hemp Thought to be the first domestically-cultivated plant, evidence of fabrics made from hemp date back 8,000 years to...

    Ag Groups Support USDA’s Proposed Biotech Framework

    Organizations and associations look forward to a vastly different approach when it comes to how plant breeding innovations are regulated, but as the old saying goes,...
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    Cannabis Breaks Free

    Part I: Hemp Policy Due to hemp's familial relationship with marijuana, individual states and the U.S. government began to criminalize all cannabis throughout...
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    Hemp’s Future on the Farm

    Part V: Path Forward Aside from the CBD boom, analysts say farmers have a real reason to grow hemp. There’s a need to...

    Protecting What Needs to be Protected

    How does agriculture affect different endangered species in the U.S.? How are seed companies trying to help? Experts explain. Crops, vegetables or flowers...

    A Rich History

    From a hillside in Kentucky to a research lab at the Noble Research Institute, the future of fescue is still being written to provide a resilient...

    NAPB Grows to Meet the Future

    The National Association of Plant Breeders holds its biggest-ever meeting as its growing membership works to tackle the challenges posed by regulatory and climate changes.