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Arcadia Biosciences, Bioceres and TMG collaborated to create stress-tolerant soybean varieties using the HB4 stress-tolerant trait. The trait allows plants to reach higher yields by adapting to the environment. 

BASF Crop Protection and the University of Göttingen found a new insecticide target protein, vanilloid receptors. The discovery could help better manage insecticide resistance and aid research.

Bayer CropScience opened its SeedGrowth Equipment Innovation Center in Shakopee, Minn. The facility will focus on research and development of seed production, coats, equipment and services.

Beck’s Hybrids purchased a former DuPont Pioneer production facility in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The additional space will be used for seed processing, warehouse, and sales and agronomic support.

DuPont Pioneer announced a technology license and research collaboration with Lithuania’s Vilnius University to exclusively use guided Cas9 genome editing technology.

A partnership between Eco Agro and Solvay combines fertilizer products to develop new portfolios in North and South America.

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium and the Wheat Initiative are reference sequencing wheat chromosome 5D. This is another step to help plant breeders accelerate breeding programs and produce a new generation of wheat varieties.

The Mosaic Company celebrated the 75th anniversary of K-Mag, a mix of potassium, magnesium and sulfur in water soluble form.

Novozymes launched LpHera to break down starch. The product creates more dextrose compared with conventional enzymes and could increase dry substance, which enhances efficiency.

Syngenta has an agreement with Chief Agri/Industrial to offer rebates on grain bins and other equipment for Enogen growers.

Vivid Life Sciences was recently formed to bring new plant physiology technologies from around the world to North American farmers. The focus is to advance biologicals, nutritionals and enhancement technology to increase yields and improve returns.

The White House has directed the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture to update the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology. The goal is to develop a strategy to ensure the system is prepared for future biotechnology products. 

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