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Cotton and skin. Neonics and politics. Biotech lies. Plus 7 more stories of interest.

Cotton and skin. Neonics and politics. Biotech lies. Plus 7 more stories of interest.

Neonics and politics. Biotech lies. Cotton and skin. Passing the baton. Ag’s ultimate challenge. Bees run the world. Those stories and more to start your day.

Cotton’s biggest fan – human skin A Cotton Incorporated survey indicates consumers are willing to pay more to keep cotton in their clothing, especially those that make contact with the body.


Son ready to manage in Qualls partnership When Kenny Qualls retires from farming one of these days, he won’t worry about the person taking over the reins. His son, Garrett, is already running things, at the ripe old age of 24.


Top 10 ag videos Farm Policy Facts highlights less-seen videos to offer a glimpse into agriculture in America.


Rush to ban neonicotinoid pesticides often political As environmental activists coalesce around a ban on the neonicotinoid insecticides as the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, a timely article calls for cooler heads to prevail on the issue.


'Biotech rider' about farmers, not Monsanto  Buried in the continuing budget resolution, the "biotech rider" has again given anti-biotech activists a new battle cry, but in reality it protects farmers and helps science determine biotechnology's fate.


Agriculture readies for its ultimate challenge Farmers are preparing global agriculture for its most daunting task ever – to feed a world population expected to increase 20 percent within the next 25-30 years.


Photo gallery: Honey bees run the world The bond of pollinators and plants: If one disappears, the other may follow. Bee pollination is directly responsible for $20 billion in added U.S. crop values.


New herbicide formulations — precise application New herbicide formulations hitting the market in the near future are sure to include more specific application requirements, making it even more important that farmers and commercial applicators improve their practices.


Farming among most dangerous occupations Agriculture has been compared with the most-hazardous occupations in the United Sates, according to statistics compiled by the US Bureau of Labor.


When’s a farm bill coming? Predicting when Congress will pass a farm bill and trying to evaluate the possibility of yet another farm bill extension have devolved in something of a guessing game.


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