NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The farm bill that President Barack Obama inked into law last Friday authorizes Congress to spend $700 million to fund researchers across the country who are using a range of biotechnology, genomics, and molecular biology approaches to develop better food crops and biofuels, study plant diseases, and improve livestock.

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