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Breeding properties are located in safer rainfall areas and are generally operated as large scale low cost operations.More Info
We commenced a two-year program to select the best genetics from our composite studs to form an elite composite stud in future.More Info
We launched our Breeder Alliance Program in 2010, with the goal of further increasing the quantity and quality of cattle.More Info
Our herd contains the most highly credentialed full blood sires and breeding females to ever leave their home country.More Info
Here we work to bring better seeds for farmers. We do this by having a world-class breeding program that aims to keep finding the best plants adapted to local conditions. And, sometimes, we use genetic modification to bring beneficial traits to the plant, such as the ability to tolerate drought better, resist herbicide applications or ward off pests. We provide seeds to farmers in eight row crops: alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, sugar beets and wheat. Every season, farmers evaluate the numerous companies with which they could do business. We are honored millions of farmers and their families decide to put their trust in us and buy our products.
We offer farmers a wide range of corn, soybean, cotton, wheat, canola, sorghum and sugar cane seeds. We use our elite seed genetics and cutting-edge traits and technologies to create products that meet farmers’ wants and needs. These products are offered through various brands – each of which provides farmers around the world with the solutions that best fit their farms. Every season, farmers evaluate the numerous companies with which they could do business. We are honored millions of farmers and their families decide to put their trust in us and buy our products.
Areas of focus: production systems and efficiencies, humane handling and transportation, fly control options for poultry, on-farm poultry biosecurity.
Areas of focus: best management practices for fish farms, water quality and waste management issues, renewed regulatory framework for aquaculture.
Alternative Livestock Specialist
Areas of focus: production and management information, alternative livestock nutrient management, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance in farmed cervids.
Apples Weren’t Originally
The popular phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” can be a reminder to incorporate nutritious fruits into your daily diet as part of a balanced meal, and modern apples are delicious, sweet, and great to toss into sack lunches. But for a long time, apples in North America were bitter and inedible and mainly used to make fermented cider. So how did the apple become America’s flagship fruit? In honor of Johnny Appleseed Day on Sept. 26, we’ve put together some information about the history of the apple, from
Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?
When Virginia farmer Charles Martin first got into the pumpkin game a decade ago, he started small, with a half-acre plot of traditional round, orange jack-o-lanterns. Today he grows 55 varieties of gourds, squash and pumpkins, and he's always looking for something new. As he walks through his half-harvested patch, Martin points out an orange pumpkin covered in green bumps — the Warty Goblin. A few feet away there's a white-and-red-striped pumpkin called One Too Many. "It's supposed to resemble
The United Crops
The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
Independence with Corn
First, here’s a bit of history about Mexico’s Independence. Grito de Dolores marks the start of the country’s War of Independence from Spain on Sept. 16, 1810. On that morning, Fr. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a beloved Catholic priest who ordered the arrest of Spaniards in the town of Dolores, rang church bells and shouted “Mexicanos, viva Mexico,” encouraging Mexicans to take back land stolen from their predecessors by the Spaniards.