Milling & Grains

Farm safety nets and federal crop insurance for US wheat growers promote stability at the farm level and onward up the supply chain, says National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG)

M&G Exclusive: Interview with National Association of Wheat Growers president Bing Von Bergen

What the farm bill means to the US (and global) wheat industry

By Maggie Hennessy

This month, President Obama signed the 2014 Agriculture Act into law, ending a multi-year battle over the contentious piece of legislation. The US-based National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) was one of the organizations that applauded the bill’s...

Greens threaten Commission over GM crop approval

Greens threaten Commission over GM crop approval

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Parliament’s Greens Group has threatened to bring a motion of censure against the Commission if it goes ahead with authorisation of GM maize variety 1507 for cultivation, after just five of 28 member states voted in favour earlier this week.

Monsanto has been investing in wheat breeding research, but its lead technologist says it could be another 10 years before the strains are commercialized

M&G Exclusive: The big interview

GM wheat: A 10-year wait?

By Nicola Cottam

 Monsanto is pressing ahead with field tests on herbicide-tolerant wheat, but commercialization isn't round the corner, its head wheat technologist says.

Could nanotechnology protect grain stores from pests?

Could nanotechnology protect grain stores from pests?

By RJ Whitehead

University of Adelaide researchers have been using nanotechnology and the fossils of single-celled algae to develop a novel chemical- and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects.

Ethiopia maize fields. Picture courtesy of World Vision.

DuPont and USAID in food security deal

By Rachel Arthur

DuPont and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have announced an agreement to extend its Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Programme and improve global food security. 

The dwindling European corn borer, GM maize & soybeans, and the effects of global warming on wheat

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The dwindling European corn borer, GM maize & soybeans, and the effects of global warming on wheat

By Maggie Hennessy

Shrinking populations of a historically damaging corn pest could mean significant savings for Eastern US farmers, a genetically engineered grain cell wall invertase could significantly improve grain yield and quality, the EFSA GMO panel deems a GM soybean...

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