FARM LIFE NEWS
DTN's Top Ag News of 2013
Mon Dec 30, 2013 02:41 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- We continue our list of the top 10 ag news stories of 2013 with No. 7: Pest Problems Intensify, Tending The Traits; No. 6: Adios 2013 Immigration Reform; and No. 5: Say Goodbye to Extreme Profits.


No. 7: Pest Problems Intensify; Tending the Traits

By Pamela Smith

DTN/The Progressive Farmer Crops/Technology Editor

The 2013 agronomic season was a study in contrasts. Improved genetics combined with in-seed protections resulted in surprisingly good corn and soybean yields, despite some challenging wet spring conditions followed by scant summer rainfall in other portions of the country.

A new world corn production ...

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