State Sen. Terry Wanzek, R-Jamestown, letter -- Biotech's next miracle: Cold-tolerant cropsFebruary 23, 2010 - 10:00pmopinion/columns
By Terry Wanzek
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Almost nothing grows when snow covers the ground -- except maybe the hopes of Olympic skiers and the frustrations of people who have to shovel driveways.
When the white stuff melts, farmers think about planting. The sooner seeds take root, the longer they'll have to grow before we harvest them in the fall. That's why I'm so encouraged by the possible advent of cold-tolerant crops.
The ability to start...