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Monsanto Fund offers opportunities for local schools to grow STEM

The number of jobs with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is expected to grow significantly over the next ten years, acc...
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Monsanto marks substantial progress against sutainability goals in 2016 report

Monsanto Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together. Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to help mitigate and ...
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Fewer grain dust explosions reported nationwide in 2016

The number of grain dust explosions in the United States fell to a 10-year low in 2016, but two of the incidents resulted in the first reported fatali...
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Boozman Named Chairman of Three Subcommittees in 115th Congress

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) announced that he will serve as chairman of three key subcommittees which will enable him to be a strong voice for Arkan...
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Farm Bill process starts again: What could go wrong?

It doesn’t seem that journalists like me have had much time to “recover” from the “ups and downs” of what finally became the 2014 farm bill....
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Cotton Council: Demand Growth, China’s Reserve Auctions and Global Supply Response Hold Keys for the Coming Year

National Cotton Council economists point to a number of key questions that will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry. In recen...
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Ag groups both heartened and nervous about Trump’s early executive orders

Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. In case you didn’t listen to his inaugural speech, he made it...
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National Cotton Council ready to work with Perdue

The National Cotton Council congratulates former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue on his nomination for Secretary of Agriculture. “Our industry loo...
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Farm Bureau kicks off the farm meeting season

It’s January and instead of warming by the fire, it’s a good time to attend one of the annual farm and ranch meetings being held this time of year...
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Noble Foundation: Improve safety on the farm with preventative maintenance

My department’s responsibility is to maintain and repair more than 400 pieces of farm-related equipment, including utility ATVs, lawnmowers, tra...