Bailey Seed Acquires Oregon Seed Services

Bailey Seed Inc. of Salem, Oregon, a regional marketer of grass seed, cover crops, small grains, and forage products has acquired Oregon Services Inc. of Harrisburg, Oregon. Oregon Seed...

Syngenta Receives Chinese Import Approval for Corn Trait

Syngenta has received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait ― event MIR162 ― from China’s regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing...

DuPont Pioneer to Sell Alfalfa Research and Production Assets

DuPont Pioneer and S&W Seed Company have reached an agreement for S&W Seed Company to acquire DuPont Pioneer alfalfa germplasm, as well as alfalfa production and research facility assets. The...

Munson Hybrids Adds Dealers

During the past six months, Munson Hybrids has added dealers in Illinois and Wisconsin, increasing its dealer network by about 30 percent. Munson Hybrids strategically added dealers to address the...

China Expected to Make Decision on GM Corn

The Chinese government is expected to release its decision on importation of Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera corn (MIR 162) from the United States soon. The approval would be important because U.S....

USDA Advances Robotics to Improve Production Ag

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $3 million in grants to advance the use of robotics in production agriculture. The four grants...

Study Finds Biotech and Traditional Practices Can Coexist

Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices, such as crop diversity, often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can...

ESTA Certification Given to Ukraine’s Maïsadour Seeds

The European Seed Association’s quality assurance scheme for seed treatment and treated seed, known as the European Seed Treatment Assurance or ESTA, has established its position as a true...

Dim Forecast for Ag Commodities

Dan Basse, an agricultural economist with Ag Resource Company, started his presentation around the notion of farmers needing to produce more for a growing global population while using fewer...

Global Ag Biotech Market To Reach $46.8 Billion In 2019

According to a new report, “Agricultural Biotechnology: Emerging Technologies and Global Markets” by BCC Research, the global market for ag biotechnology is expected to grow to $46.8 billion by...

Data Analysis Platform Speeds Up Gene Mapping

NRGene has mapped five novel complex maize genomes from the commercial, publicly available lines using its proprietary DeNovoMAGIC big data analysis platform. Delivering results in under a week for each genome,...

Seed Industry Focuses on Innovation

Attendance at the American Seed Trade Association's CSS 2014 & Seed Expo is expected to set a new record this year in Chicago. Today, Bill Whitacre, president and CEO of...

Western Integrated Seeds to Expand Processing Facility

Western Integrated Seed has broken ground on its latest expansion phase at the Hooper, Nebraska, seed processing and shipping facility. Construction is underway on a new project that includes...

The Climate Corporation Acquires 640 Labs

Today (Dec. 8), The Climate Corporation announced the acquisition of Chicago-based 640 Labs, an agricultural technology startup, to strengthen the company's efforts to build the industry's leading data science...

Koch Ag Services Acquires Mendel Biotechnology

A subsidiary of Koch Agronomic Services LLC (KAS) has purchased the biological research and development business of Mendel Biotechnology Inc. “The Mendel team has expertise in understanding how plant processes,...

S&W Files Patent For New Variety

S&W Seed Company has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for stevia plant variety SW107. “This patent marks a significant milestone in our stevia development...

Valent U.S.A. Plans North American Expansion

Valent U.S.A. Corporation will expand its commercial business aimed to support the company’s growing specialty and row crop portfolio. Through this series of expansions, Valent reports that it will enhance...

Pinnacle Announces New Investment, Adds Staff

Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings LLC invests in a new Midwestern wholesale business, Meridian Agriculture Distribution. In addition to providing retailers with supplier-branded products at service levels that retailers expect, Meridian will...

AgBiome Partners With Syngenta Biotechnology

AgBiome LLC, an innovator in microbes for agriculture, has announced an important research partnership with Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. “We are excited to be working with Syngenta, one of the world’s...

MBI Prepares to Move to New Corporate Headquarters

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, has relocated its corporate headquarters...