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Farmers use more biotech crops

Farmers use more biotech crops
00:00 am 7/07/05
Jason Stein Wisconsin State Journal

The furrows of Wisconsin farm fields are seeing a rise in genetically modified crops, a recently released federal survey reported.

This year's increase continues a steady, upward trend that has brought the amount of biotech corn and soybeans planted in the state to more than 3 million acres, new figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show.

About a decade after the controversial crops debuted in this country, a UW-Madison professor said Wednesday he plans to examine years of data to see whether the new technologies have improved farmers' bottom line.

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