“Planting a refuge is the single most important thing we can do to keep Bt traits working for years to come,” said Chad Wetzel, a farmer from Tom Bean, Texas, and member of the National Corn Growers Association Freedom to Operate Action Team
This basic domestic and global growth stimulus driven strategy paid huge dividends over the past six-plus months with investors increasingly bullish on domestic and global growth.
“Some combination of forces that deplete the supply overhang will be needed to drive prices higher,” Johnson said. “The good news is we do see a bit of a world production drop off.”
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Multiple management strategies include rotating crops, rotating Bt traits and planting refuge.
Southwest 2018 Outlook: 2018 Outlook is based on a slightly larger level of carryover stocks from the 2017 crop, steady to firm consumption trends, and an increase in acres
“Plant breeding innovation will help us continue to be sustainable and improve on our sustainability so our sons can one day possibly step into the role of farmer on our family farm,” says Ross.