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Blueberries the Top Crop in the Peach State?

July 22, 2013
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Many would be surprised to know that blueberries, not peaches are the most valuable fruit in the Peach State. Since 2005, Georgia's blueberry crop has more than tripled in value over its fuzzy orange competitor.

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India's Transgenic Cotton Tragedy

India's Transgenic Cotton Tragedy

France 24 (July 5, 2013) — Hopes of a genetically modified crop bonanza in India are fading fast. Maharashtra state has banned the use of a particular type of transgenic cotton made by industrial giant Monsanto, saying it's a threat to people's lives and to other crops.
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Will California Face Crop Shortages Without Federal Water?

Will California Face Crop Shortages Without Federal Water?

Newsy (Feb. 28, 2015) — California will go a second year without federal water for farmers. The state has been in a drought for four years, which could cause crop shortages. Video provided by Newsy
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Israeli Firm Says Growth Technology to Produce Bigger, Stronger Crops

Israeli Firm Says Growth Technology to Produce Bigger, Stronger Crops

Reuters (Nov. 24, 2013) — An Israeli enterprise says it has developed technology that will boost global crop yields without relying on genetic modification. The company says it can replicate natural processes in its laboratories to produce bigger, stronger plants and it hopes to have seeds ready for sale within three years. Tara Cleary reports.
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Climate: Peruvian Farmers Battle Climate Change

Climate: Peruvian Farmers Battle Climate Change

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 17, 2012) — Peru's northern coastline is increasingly being battered by storms and other extreme weather linked to climate change. Now together with a local financial establishment, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) has set up an insurance system that helps compensate farmers in the case of damage.Valentin Ruiz, the chairman of the Cooperative of Banana Producers in the region, is worried by the effects that storms and flooding have on the banana crop. To protect banana producers from the effects of El Nio, he and his members have collected money for dams and levees.
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