EU Reaches Provisional Agreement On GMOs

Yesterday evening (Dec. 3), European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis welcomed a provisional political agreement on GMO cultivation in the European Union. “I am glad to announce...

University Of Arkansas Releases RR Soybean

The University of Arkansas’ System Division of Agriculture has released its first soybean variety that features Roundup Ready technology. “The new variety, called UA 5414RR, offers the weed control advantages...

Sorghum Partners Offers Aphid Tolerant Hybrids

Sorghum Partners, a Chromatin Inc. brand, has announced that several of its hybrid sorghum products have demonstrated tolerance against sugarcane aphids. A third-party evaluation conducted by the Agricultural Research Service...

UC-Davis to Host Seed Biology, Production and Quality Class

The University of California, Davis, will host a seed biology, production and quality class Feb. 10-12 for seed industry professionals, new employees, consultants and seed producers. “Delivering improved varieties and...
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National USDA APPROVES ENLIST TRAITS AND ENLIST DUO The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued its decision deregulating Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist corn and soybean traits in the United States. USDA’s decision applies...

IFSI Names New Chairman Of The Board

Illinois Foundation Seeds Inc. has elected John Hennenfent as chairman of the board for a one-year term. “Hennenfent brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position,” says John...

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...

Register for IPSA’s Annual Conference

The Independent Professional Seed Association will host its 26th Annual Conference and Trade Show Jan. 6-8 in Tucson, Arizona. The conference theme, Thriving as Independents, will offer a full...

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A MOMENT IN TIME Farmers are hesitant to embrace biotech wheat, which is met with resistance from markets abroad. Japan and the European Union have threatened to purchase wheat seed...

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...

Inoculant Market To Grow To $398 Million by 2019

A new report published by Markets and Markets projects the agricultural inoculants market to reach $398.56 million by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5 percent...

USDA/NIFA Awards $6.5 Million To Plant Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded more than $6.5 million in grants to improve plant health, production and products. “As the world’s population...

Syngenta Hires Government and Industry Relations Rep for Corn

Syngenta welcomes Jeff Sands as its manager of federal government relations and industry relations for corn. Based in Washington, D.C., Sands will support Syngenta’s strategic federal government relations, including...

Monsanto Sorghums Exhibit Tolerance to Sugarcane Aphid

Monsanto reports that its Dekalb sorghum is tolerant against sugarcane aphids — once thought to only feed on sugarcane. These aphids have now made their way into all of...

Bayer Closes Acquisition of Certain DuPont Assets

Today (Dec. 1), Bayer CropScience completed the transaction to acquire certain DuPont Crop Protection Land Management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. According to Bayer...

ABM Files Patent On Microbial Research Technique

Advanced Biological Marketing has filed a patent on Focused Microbial Diversity (FMD) ― a technique to research and develop microbials that will be used in ABM products. “The FMD platform allows...

John Janczak Named New Agrinos Chief Financial Officer

Norway-based Agrinos AS, which specializes in biological solutions, has appointed John Janczak as the company’s new chief financial officer. Janczak will lead finance, investor relations and corporate communications globally. Prior...

Report Shows Demand for GM Seeds Is Robust

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA) has released a comprehensive report on the global seed market titled “Seeds: A Global Strategic Business Report.” According to GIA’s analysis, the global market for...

Verdesian Introduces Soybean Seed Inoculant

Verdesian Life Sciences LLC has added Preside CL to its portfolio of seed enhancement products. The new soybean seed inoculant will be available for the 2015 growing season. Preside CL...

Monsanto and Wheat Farmers Reach Settlement

Monsanto Company has entered into a settlement agreement with soft white wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the May 2013 discovery...