USDA report: Farmers cultivate more biotech crops

07/11/2008 | Grand Island (Neb.) Independent, The

A USDA report found that 80% of the country's corn crops and 92% of its soybean crops come from biotech varieties. The use of biotech crops in Nebraska also increased, rising from 79% of planted acreage in 2007 to 86% this year. The findings suggest that biotechnology is offering solutions to farmers through high-yield and pest-resistant crops, a BIO executive said.

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