It’s more than a job. For Ron DePauw, breeding wheat and playing a role in the creation of a safe, wholesome and affordable food supply is a passion — some might even say a way of life. When others said it couldn’t be done, Agriculture and…

Giant Numbers Dollars spent on plant breeding, research and variety development by the private sector in 2012. “In 2007, the private sector invested just over $56 million in plant breeding, research and variety development. In 2012, the investment …

The need to feed a growing global population continues to drive innovations in the seed industry. The ag industry is increasingly challenged to produce more with less — where will we find more land to grow next year’s crop, how can we increase yi…