This is a personal blog. Unless otherwise stated on individual posts, I don’t receive any form of compensation, support, direction, or prompting for my posts. While I am an employee of Monsanto, I’m not influenced or compensated by them for the content of this blog. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely my own and aren’t intended to reflect the views of my company.  Some of my time is volunteered to the AgChat Foundation as a moderator for their weekly #AgChat Twitter chats as well as to various other projects. My posts/views are not influenced by AgChat, nor are they intended to reflect the views of the Foundation. I will provide appropriate citations and sources when necessary, but don’t claim to be an expert. Any claims, statistics, or quotes should be verified by the reader.


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