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New Technology Spurs Consolidation in Seed Industry

Ernie "George" Goebel loads Dekalb corn seeds into the tanks on a planter mounted behind his John Deere tractor in 2007 near Luxemburg, Iowa. With the increase in demand for alternative energy some farmers have elected to switch to growing corn in order to produce the profitable ethanol fuel. In the nation approximately 90 million acres of corn are expected to be planted this season. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)
An Iowan farmer with Dekalb brand corn seeds, which is a Subsidiary of Monsanto, in this file photo. (Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)

The upper echelons of America’s modern agricultural prowess are betting that massive mergers will allow it to seize powerful new gene editing technologies to fuel much...




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