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...

S&W Seed Chairman To Retire

S&W Seed Company’s Grover Wickersham who serves as chairman of the board intends to retire prior to the end of 2014. In 2008, Wickersham led the purchased of S&W Seed...

Refuge-In-A-Bag Moves Industry Forward

The American Seed Trade Association kicked off its annual corn, sorghum and soybean seed research conference, also referred to as CSS 2014 & Seed Expo, in Chicago today (Dec....

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...

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...
Regulatory-Roundup

Regulatory Roundup

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...

Since 1915

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...