Groundbreaking Peanut Allergy Treatment Clears Critical Trial

A new treatment for people suffering from peanut allergies may be on the horizon, promising to deliver a much welcome peace of mind to millions of people that are at risk. Aimmune Therapeutics just cleared a critical step in gaining approval for its AR101 treatment, potentially making it the world’s first peanut allergy drug. AR101 […]

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CRISPR Gets The Nod From USDA

For the last two years, the USDA has been quietly giving the go-ahead to a handful of crops that have been genetically engineered using CRISPR. Editing the DNA of people and animals may be controversial, but when it comes to plants, the agency has taken the stance that as long as the gene-edited plants don’t […]

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Palm Trees Keep Moving North

I suspect not many of you wouldn’t expect to find palm trees unless you are in warm, sunny and southern climates, but from what I’m told, anywhere that the average temperature of the coldest month is above 36, a palm tree can realistically survive. With temperatures increasing across various regions, we are seeing many plant […]

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Africa Is Splitting In Half Right Before Our Eyes

A large crack, stretching several miles, is splitting Africa across southwestern Kenya. The tear is 50 feet deep and over 60 feet across at the moment. I’m told the tear, which continues to grow daily, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.​ ​Interestingly, though we […]

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Mexico, NAFTA and U.S. Crop Exports

According to the USDA’s Foreign Ag Service, grain and feed accounted for $5.1 billion of the $17.9 billion in agricultural products the U.S. exported to Mexico. Corn and soybeans were the top two commodities exported at $2.6 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively.​ ​Because of our shared land border, Mexico imports roughly 80% of U.S. grain […]

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Fantastic Breakdown On Insect and Disease in Midwest

I came across a good breakdown of disease and insect reports by state from the folks over at Winfield United Agronomist. As you prepare for 2018, I encourage you to read the reports from Winfield and these eight Midwest states involved as they cover the biggest issues from 2017 with their boots-on-the-ground assessment. If you’d […]

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Artificial Light for Agriculture Applications That Outperforms the Sun

  During 2018, iSelect, The VanTrump Report and The Yield Lab Institute are sponsoring a series of weekly webinars featuring the best in agriculture innovation. Agrifood Conversations is all about driving innovation and each month will highlight a specific theme, from biologicals to vertical farms, featuring emerging topics such as soil health, biologics, plant genetics, […]

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