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  • USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.
  • USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year. Vilsack said on Tuesday...

    City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps

    City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps
    The federal government plans to shift the cost of accepting food stamps to retailers in the coming weeks, a move that Baltimore officials and anti-hunger advocates said Tuesday could make it harder for some families to buy groceries. Mayor Stephanie...

    Florida's Captain Citrus character gets $1M makeover

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's homegrown superhero, Captain Citrus, has undergone a $1 million head-to-toe makeover with the help of comic-book giant Marvel Entertainment. The muscled-up Captain Citrus, powered by the sun and intended to help boost...

    As U.S. farm cycle turns, tractor makers may suffer longer than farmers

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet there are signs the downturn may last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere &...