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Albaugh Acquires Corteva’s Glyphosate Business

Albaugh previously acquired Corteva's glyphosate business in Europe. With this latest acquisition, the company will expand its coverage of straight glyphosate DMA salt formulations and registrations globally.

The Andersons Expands Lordstown, Ohio Dry Fertilizer Distribution Terminal

The expansion project is expected to be completed by fall of 2023. Once complete, The Andersons will be better equipped to meet the needs of customers throughout the region.

Superior Ag President and CEO Barry Day Announces Upcoming Retirement

The Superior Ag Board of Directors will engage in a nationwide search for a President and CEO to fill Barry Day’s vacancy with the assistance of Ag1Source

UPL And AgBiTech Expand Biosolutions Partnership in North America

Through the collaboration, UPL will distribute AgBiTech’s entire portfolio of biosolutions through its Natural Plant Protection (NPP) business unit in the United States.

Vestaron Launches Spear RC Product

Vestaron, a leading producer of peptide-based bioinsecticides, has launched its latest addition in the Spear family of products, Spear RC. 

The Andersons Announces Launch of MicroMark DG Granular Micronutrients

MicroMark DG Blitz is a blend of calcium, sulfur, boron, manganese, and zinc. MicroMark DG Humic is a unique blend of calcium, sulfur, manganese, zinc and humic acid.

2022 CCA Conservationist of the Year Named

The CCA Conservationist of the Year Award annually recognizes a certified crop adviser who exhibits dedication to exceptional conservation delivery and customer service and has shown to be a leader in their industry.

Certis Biologicals Introduces Kocide 50DF; Powerful New Formulation of the Copper BioFungicide

Kocide 50DF enters the market with the same proven efficacy that growers have relied upon for generations, but in a high-load formulation.

Brandt Re-Launches Its Product Finder App

This update re-imagines the app, incorporating new features, a clean, simplified design and a modern user interface.

Valent BioSciences Announces the Acquisition of FBSciences

The acquisition of FBSciences, headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, greatly strengthens Valent BioSciences’ participation in the rapidly growing $3.5 billion global biostimulant market.

Growmark Acquires Allied Seed

Growmark, the current majority owner of Allied Seed, acquired the remaining ownership held by GreenPoint Ag Holdings, LLC, headquartered in Decatur, Alabama.

Albaugh and EVOIA Sign Seed Treatment Supply Agreement

“We are excited to bring this patented liquid biochar extract technology to market with such a strong team as Albaugh,” said Juliette MacKay, EVOIA CEO.

ADM Launches Crop Biostimulant

NeoVita 43 biostimulant consistently enhanced corn yields in multiyear University of Illinois trials

Boron helps ensure healthy crops. The micronutrient plays a role in many growth processes, including cell division, nitrogen metabolism and water absorption.
AgroLiquid Launches One Week of Virtual Agronomy Education

Crop Nutrition Week will connect growers and agronomy experts for five days of online learning Feb. 6-10.

EFC Systems Integrates With Razor Tracking as the Preferred Fleet Management Provider

Razor Tracking's solutions allow for extensive operational logistics iwhich will be teamed with unmatched capabilities in FieldAlytics' digital operations tool.

New AGMRI Product Features Ready for 2023 Growing Season

Building on the platform, four categories of new product features for the 2023 growing season for the iOS and web app are planned

Ceres CCA Receives Top State Honor

Troy Jenkins, a veteran member of the Agronomy Team at Ceres Solutions Cooperative, has been named by Indiana CCA as the Top Certified Crop Advisor of 2022.

Actinovate From Novozymes Returns To Market

Actinovate can be used to protect crops against diseases including downy mildew, fusarium, phytophthora and many more. Actinovate becomes active in the soil when the temperature is above 45 F.

Air Tractor Marks 1,000th AT-802 Milestone

Air Tractor dealer Lane Aviation sold serial number 802A-1000 through its Brazil agent Aero Globo Aeronaves.

The Fertilizer Institute Names 2023 4R Advocates

Now in its 12th year, the 4R Advocate program demonstrates the in-field successes of implementing 4R practices based on the right source, rate, time, and placement of fertilizer.

Ostara Secures US$70 Million In Funding to Scale North American Production of Phosphate Fertilizer

Ostara will use the funding to complete construction of its St. Louis manufacturing facility, which will produce and ship this unique fertilizer to more North American farmers.

Warden CX II Soybean Seed Treatment Receives EPA Approval

“Warden CX II is built from the same formulation growers and retailers have come to know and trust through years of proven performance,” said Joe Rickard, crop protection product manager, WinField United.

Emerging Corn Can Overcome Adverse Conditions With Ascend2

“PGRs act like a steroid for corn plants, helping increase yield and optimize ROI for growers by combatting the impact of adverse growing conditions,” said Jon Zuk, crop protection product manager, WinField United.

NuWay-K&H Cooperative Offers Selective Spraying Via Greeneye Technology System

NuWay-K&H will use the Greeneye system to offer selective spraying-as-a-service initially to its farmer members in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa.

Honeybees Get Hope from New Vaccine against American Foulbrood Disease

The vaccine contains killed whole-cell Paenibacillus larvae bacteria and is expected to reach the marketplace on a limited basis this year.

Brandt Creates Leadership Positions, Announces Promotions

In total, six members of Team Brandt, all in Brandt’s Agronomic Services organization, are being promoted as of January 1, 2023. 

Traction Ag Partners with CropZilla

By combining the platforms, users will get a streamlined accounting process for optimizing their equipment fleet and gain a better understanding of their equipment productivity, costs and replacement needs.

Growmark Board of Directors Elects New Chairman

Kevin Malchine of Waterford, Wisconsin will serve as chairman effective immediately.

FMC Corporation and Micropep Technologies Collaborate To Develop Bio-Herbicides

Under an exclusive multi-year agreement, the partnership will focus on developing new solutions for controlling key herbicide-resistant weeds in corn and soybeans.

AMVAC Releases Its 2023 Corn Rootworm Outlook

Will U.S. corn growers face corn rootworm CRW pressures in 2023 comparable to what they've experienced in recent years?

IFCA Launches Illinois Ag Retail Survey

A percentage of ag retail facilities will be randomly selected to participate every year, with liaisons traveling to these selected facilities in the months of January through March to conduct the survey.

Sound Agriculture Raises $75 Million Series D

SOURCE has seen rapid adoption since its launch in 2020, with 4.3x growth in 2022 and use on more than one million U.S. acres.

Certis Biologicals Adds Leadership to Strengthen Innovation Pipeline

To meet the rising demand of biological crop protection, Certis Biologicals today announced that it is strengthening its innovation pipeline by naming Mike Allan Vice President of Business Development and Licensing.

BioConsortia Unveils Broadened Nematicide Seed Treatment Pipeline

The five product leads ready for partnering from the BioConsortia nematicide pipeline are each based on single-strain, spore-forming beneficial bacteria.

AgVend Introduces Point-of-Action Financing

AgVend Digital Finance gives third-party finance providers the ability to take full advantage of the digital enablement solution by making services more accessible and available at a retailer’s digital point of sale.

AGRIServices of Brunswick Now Offering Digital Payments Via Bushel

“It was amazing to see how easy it was to set up a Wallet account,” Mike Hainline, grain merchandiser at ASB said.

Cargill Acquires Owensboro Grain Company

The addition of Owensboro Grain Company enhances Cargill's efforts to modernize and increase capacity across its North American oilseeds network

Spectrum Unveils WatchDog Portable Wind Sensor for Pesticide Spray Records

Custom applicators or growers applying their own pesticides can now capture real-time weather conditions at the field or crop site and include this important information in the spray records.

Certis Biologicals Names New U.S. Sales Director

Tim Riley joined Certis Biologicals in 2020 as Key Account Manager, supporting the company’s business partnerships with distribution leaders.

J.R. Simplot Company Acquires G-Mac’s AgTeam of Western Canada

G-Mac’s AgTeam has 15 retail stores that will now be Simplot Grower Solutions locations.

Scoular Opens New High-Speed Shuttle Loading Facility

Scoular’s new Grainton shuttle loader provides high-speed loading and unloading capabilities and has track capacity for 110 cars.

Sabanto Nets First Investment Granted by Growmark and CHS-backed Cooperative Ventures

Sabanto, founded in 2018, is working to allow farmers and ag retailers to convert any make and model into an autonomous tractor through an equipment retrofit kit.

“Weed Pressure Tsunami” Set to Compound Weed Problems in Years to Come

Ben Sauder says, “We’re going to have to really work hard in the next several years to get these weeds back under control because we’ve lost 20 years of weed control in just this one past year."

La Crosse Seed Acquires Deer Creek Seed

Deer Creek Seed, founded by Bill and Bonnie Leakey, has served forage, turf, cover crop, and food plot customers since 1980.   

Lallemand Names “Hometown Roots” Contest Winners

Three rural community groups are set to receive $5,000 in financial support, as Lallemand Plant Care today announced the winners of the Hometown Roots Family Contest in Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota.

Atticus Expands Into Turf, Ornamental and More with EcoCore

In late July, Atticus announced EcoCore, an expanding portfolio of pest management products serving a growing number of markets including turf and ornamental, greenhouse and nursery, vegetation management and aquatic.

Rantizo Partners with EFC Systems’ FieldAlytics Platform

Integration will offer drone application service providers streamlined workflow and compliance data

Wilbur-Ellis To Acquire Livestock/Pet Feed Company

"We look forward to welcoming the Emmert team and we're excited about the capabilities this acquisition provides," said Matt Fanta, President of Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition.

Rob-See-Co Acquires Big Cob Hybrids

"We are pleased to welcome Big Cob Hybrids as the newest member of our Rob-See-Co family," said Rob Robinson, Rob-See-Co CEO. "Rob-See-Co and Big Cob Hybrids are family-owned companies with similar cultures and values.

Certis Biologicals, Novozymes Developing Products for Row Crops

Field trials are currently underway that will test combinations of Certis Biologicals’ innovative biofungicide active ingredient with new Novozymes actives recently registered for use in the marketplace.