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The DNA of tomato leaf samples are tested March 11, 2014 at a Monsanto lab in Woodland, Calif. Illustrates SUPERSEEDS (category a), by Adrian Higgins (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Max Whittaker/Prime)

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The DNA of tomato leaf samples are tested March 11, 2014 at a Monsanto lab in Woodland, Calif. Illustrates SUPERSEEDS (category a), by Adrian Higgins (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Max Whittaker/Prime)

DNA screening speeds superseed creation

WOODLAND, Calif. - Alan Krivanek, a tomato breeder for Monsanto, dons a white protective suit, wipes his feet on a mat of disinfectant and enters a greenhouse to survey 80,000 seedlings. Krivanek is armed with a spreadsheet that will tell him which ones are likely to resist a slew of diseases. The r...

Cash-poor nonprofits get websites

As volunteers and others affiliated with Tri Cycle Farms labored to complete a project on a picture-perfect spring Saturday, organization founder Don Bennett found himself sitting behind a computer more than 30 miles away from the action.

DNA screening speeds superseed creation

WOODLAND, Calif. — Alan Krivanek, a tomato breeder for Monsanto, dons a white protective suit, wipes his feet on a mat of disinfectant and enters a greenhouse to survey 80,000 seedlings.

China plants face challenge as growth lags

As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient, low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

‘Arkansas Grown’ sprouts anew

Two months after a Governor’s Mansion gathering, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a growing list of those wanting to participate in the relaunch of the state’s “Arkansas Grown” program.

DNA screening speeds superseed creation

WOODLAND, Calif. — Alan Krivanek, a tomato breeder for Monsanto, dons a white protective suit, wipes his feet on a mat of disinfectant and enters a greenhouse to survey 80,000 seedlings.

Soon, money transfers by Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Thursday that it’s getting into the domestic money-transfer business, using lower fees and a simplified process to undercut competitors Western Union Inc. and MoneyGram International Inc., which already offers money-transfer services in Wal-Mart’s 4,000 U.S. stores.

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