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(DTN photo by Nick Scalise)
Posted by Emily Unglesbee

In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Monsanto licenses CRISPR-Cas gene editing technology and Pioneer finds a new insect-killing protein and harnesses RNAi against the pest, as well.

Livestock

Management of 22,000-acre ranch reflects the Beel family's reverence for fragile Sandhills. (Progressive Farmer photo by Jennifer Beel)
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Management of 22,000-acre ranch reflects the Beel family's reverence for fragile Sandhills.

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World & Policy

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue -- an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.

Farm Life

Net cash farm income for 2016 is forecast at $94.1 billion, down 13.3% from the 2015 estimate. Net farm income is forecast to be $71.5 billion in 2016, down 11.5%. If realized, 2016 net farm income would be the lowest since 2009. (Graphic courtesy of USDA Economic Research Service)
Posted by Chris Clayton

Leaders of the National Farmers Union and Farm Aid want emergency disaster aid to help producers weather the current downturn. Ag Secretary Vilsack says USDA is doing all it can to help producers.

What DTN Is Watching

Weather

Light to moderate rain is in store for the Northern Plains, Canadian Prairies and the northwestern Midwest Friday. Other primary crop areas will be dry. Temperatures will vary from seasonally mild in northern areas to very warm to hot elsewhere. This pattern generally favors crop drying and harvest.

Markets

Grain traders will likely focus on early morning weather maps, weekend weather forecasts, and early yield reports as Friday's session progresses.