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  • Nov 17, 2015
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    Syngenta announces corn traits licensing agreement

    Basel, Switzerland, October 15, 2015 -- Syngenta announced today an expansion of its licensing collaboration with KWS and Limagrain and their joint ventures AgReliant and Genective. The new agreement is for 20 years and covers the AgReliant business in North America and the individual operations of the two companies outside North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Syngenta will provide worldwide rights to its current and future GM corn traits portfolio....More
  • Nov 17, 2015
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    DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Quad County Corn Processors Sign Multi-Year Enzyme Supply Contract for Cellulosic Biofuel

    GALVA, IOWA, Oct. 15, 2015 – Today DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) announced a new multi-year contract to supply the enzymes that enable QCCP’s Cellerate™ process in the production of cellulosic biofuel from corn kernel fiber....More
  • Nov 17, 2015
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    Four Crop Inputs to Help Boost the Bottom Line in a Down Market


    INDIANAPOLIS — Nov. 11, 2015 — It’s no secret that low corn and soybean commodity prices are challenging growers as they make plans for next season, leading to the question, “Where can I trim costs without decreasing yield and increasing pest pressure?” Mycogen Seeds Commercial Agronomist John Long says crop inputs are not the place to cut corners. Crop inputs impact both this year’s bottom line and long-term field productivity. Cutting crucial crop needs one year may cause long-term consequences in following years....More
  • Nov 17, 2015
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    DuPont Pioneer Products and Services Yield Impressive Results in 2015


    DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 11, 2015 – DuPont Pioneer announced 2015 North American harvest results today – highlighting another year of helping growers reach peak yields and maximize their productivity using Pioneer® brand products and services....More
  • Nov 17, 2015
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    Season Closes on Successful Launch of Enlist Duo™ Herbicide


    INDIANAPOLIS — Nov. 12, 2015 — Growers report seeing strong stands, good ear length and fill, full pods and clean fields where Enlist™ corn and Enlist soybeans grew this year.  As the first year of commercial use of Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology draws to a close, growers continue to see the benefits of the Enlist Weed Control System....More
  • Oct 11, 2015
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    Syngenta introduces Seedcare Application and Resource Center

    MINNETONKA, Minn., USA – Syngenta recently announced the Seedcare Application and Resource Center, a collaborative new website designed exclusively for Syngenta Seedcare customers to quickly and conveniently access Seedcare information and services. This new website is one component of the expanding services available from Syngenta Seedcare....More
  • Oct 11, 2015
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    DuPont Integrated Seed Science Center Opens in Johnston

    DES MOINES, Iowa, August 5, 2015 — DuPont officially opened its Integrated Seed Science Center in Johnston, Iowa. This is the second facility in the DuPont Integrated Seed Science Network that is dedicated to developing and testing seed treatment formulations, applications and seed handling techniques. The Johnston center features experts and equipment that help DuPont deliver the right seed treatments for growers’ fields to optimize genetic performance of seeds.  ...More
  • Oct 11, 2015
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    Ag Processing Inc and Monsanto partnering to bring Iowa Farmers Vistive® Gold High Oleic Soybeans

    ST. LOUIS – Ag Processing Inc (AGP) announced it will participate in the 2016 pilot introduction of Monsanto’s Vistive® Gold high oleic soybeans.  They are the first processor to offer Iowa growers the opportunity to increase soybean profit potential with Vistive Gold high oleic soybeans. The new soybeans were developed with input from leading food companies over the last decade and offer an improved nutritional profile with zero trans fats and reduced saturated fats that the food industry and consumers are currently demanding....More
  • Oct 11, 2015
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    Dairyland Seed Releases New Soybean Varieties

    West Bend, WI —Dairyland Seed recently announced the release of seven new soybean varieties for the 2016 planting season.  The descriptions of the new products follow: DSR-0619/R2Y    Maturity 0.6 Yield with toughness in a new 0.6 RM. Rps3a for protection in adverse environments. Works well in IDC prone soils. Strong SCN package. Nice visual appeal before and during harvest. DSR-1721/R2Y    Maturity 1.7...More
  • Aug 24, 2015
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    United Suppliers, Inc. to Merge with Land O'Lakes, Inc. Crop Inputs Business

    ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and AMES, Iowa, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The owners of United Suppliers, Inc. and members of Land O'Lakes, Inc. have overwhelmingly approved the merger of United Suppliers with Land O'Lakes' crop inputs business. The merger will build on the recent successes of the two companies and aims to create a single, relevant and competitive system of independent agricultural retailers.  ...More
  • Jul 23, 2015
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    Mycogen Seeds Moves Beyond Drought Tolerance with Stress-tolerant Hybrids


    INDIANAPOLIS — July 8, 2015 — Mycogen Seeds is helping growers in the western Corn Belt manage multiple environmental variables with a holistic solution: its new stress-tolerant corn portfolio. Unveiled today, the stress-tolerant portfolio features hybrids with a strong agronomic foundation, bred to handle a range of challenges common to the western Corn Belt — including disease and insect pressure, water availability and extreme heat....More
  • Jul 23, 2015
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    MONSANTO CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF WHEAT TECHNOLOGY CENTER

    ST. LOUIS (July 16, 2015)  – A ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Filer, Idaho, marked the grand opening of Monsanto’s Wheat Technology Center, which will serve as the company’s core U.S. wheat breeding R&D facility and bring together people and processes to drive innovation in wheat breeding....More
  • Jul 23, 2015
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    Bayer CropScience Marks Continued Agriculture Industry Leadership with Grand Opening Of SeedGrowth Equipment Innovation Center In Shakopee, Minnesota

    SHAKOPEE, Minn. (July 9, 2015) – Bayer CropScience today celebrated its continued commitment to leading the agriculture industry with the grand opening of its SeedGrowth Equipment Innovation Center, a $12 million, 135,000-square-foot facility situated on 11 acres of land in Shakopee. This center, focusing on the equipment design and manufacturing business promotes advanced research and development on seed treatment products, seed coatings, equipment and services to provide holistic agricultural solutions to customers around the world....More
  • Jul 23, 2015
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    BECK’S EXPANDS TERRITORY TO INCLUDE NINE STATES

    Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, is pleased to announce a territory expansion into new regions of Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. This expansion adds roughly 12 million acres of corn and soybeans to Beck’s former marketing area to bring their total reach to half of the corn and soybean acres in the U.S. The continued growth will provide more Midwest farmers access to the world's most diverse genetics and traits in corn and soybeans....More
  • Jul 20, 2015
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    Fields of Genie: New local supply chain a breakthrough for craft beer

    Fort Collins, Colorado, June 12, 2015 – Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS) let the Genie out of the bottle at its Acres to Ales Tap Takeover event at local watering hole, the Mayor of Old Town—a Genie with the potential to revolutionize the craft beer industry. An energized crowd of plant breeders, farmers, maltsters, brewers and beer connoisseurs alike rubbed elbows and raised pints of beer made with LCS Genie, the company’s first malting barley....More

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