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  • The Vermont House of Representative passed the bill 114-30. Last week, the Vermont Senate, by a vote of 28-2, approved the measure, which requires foods containing GMOs sold at retail outlets to be labeled as having been produced or partially produced with "genetic engineering."

  • Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    April 23- A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk.

  • Chinese man released on bond in seed piracy case Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    Mo had been jailed since he was arrested in Miami, where he lived at the time, in December following a 2 ½ year FBI investigation into the alleged theft of patented bio-engineered corn seed developed by Pioneer Hi-Bred Corp. and Monsanto.

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    WAIALUA, Hawaii— You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. Kauai and Hawaii counties have moved in the past several months to regulate genetically modified organisms and the pesticides the farms use.

  • April 17- DuPont reported a steeper-than-expected 3 percent fall in quarterly revenue as its agriculture business sold fewer seeds, herbicides and insecticides.

  • Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require other states to pass GMO labeling laws before they can be enacted, Vermont's contains no such trigger clause.

  • April 10- The American Farm Bureau Federation said on Thursday it had more work to do to find consensus on a set of standards aimed at protecting farm data privacy, after meeting in Kansas City with a dozen leading U.S. agricultural industry players. Over the last year, there has been a surge in the collection and analyses of farm data across the United States.

  • MOLINE, Ill., April 9- Steps away from a replica of the revolutionary 1837 steel plow at tractor company John Deere's headquarters sits a combine as big as a tank and packed with computer wizardry that harvests huge volumes of valuable data as it gathers crops.

  • April 9- A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The bill, dubbed the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," was drafted by U.S.

  • SEOUL, April 3- South Korea should shift away from a quota system on rice imports to ease pressure from the World Trade Organisation to open its markets for the grain, agricultural industry and government officials in the country said on Thursday.

  • April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally. And despite year-to-year fluctuations in output and demand, Monsanto said it sees demand for corn worldwide surging with population and income growth over the next several years.

  • April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally. "Our business is on track to deliver the growth we anticipated," Monsanto Chairman Hugh Grant said on a conference call.

  • UPDATE 1-Monsanto beats expectations as profit climbs Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 8:26 AM ET

    April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- U.S. stock investors will take their cues this week from March jobs data and diplomacy to defuse East-West tensions over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. When trading begins on Monday, investors will keep an eye on developments involving Russia and Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- If hiring picked up in March at a healthy pace, that could convince U.S. stock investors next week that the economy's recent setbacks caused by the weather were only temporary. Wall Street will get more data on the broader economy next week as well.

  • Farming in America: 'There's a growing discontent' Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A sign near an almond farm on February 25, 2014 in Turlock, California.

    National Farmer's Day is supposed to celebrate American farmers and their contributions. But some say agriculture is seeded with a myriad of problems.

  • Your first trade for Monday Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Seeds of change in Ukraine threaten next corn belt Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Seed giants Monsanto and DuPont are betting on Ukraine as a corn belt to rival the U.S., but the wrong seeds of change could cause crop failure.

  • The Center for Food Safety said on Thursday that it believes the USDA may have succumbed to outside pressure, possibly from Monsanto Co., the developer of the genetic trait in the biotech alfalfa.

  • The Center for Food Safety said on Thursday that it believes the USDA may have succumbed to outside pressure, possibly from Monsanto Co., the developer of the genetic trait in the biotech alfalfa. Neither the USDA nor Monsanto responded to requests for comment on Thursday.

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