Syngenta Seeds Announces New Leaders And Distribution Center

Syngenta has named new leaders for two divisions.
Syngenta has named new leaders for two divisions.

Syngenta has named new leaders for two divisions. For a newly created role, David Elser (a 21-year Syngenta employee) will head the top producer grower segment. Elser most recently led the U.S. seeds sales and biofuels group, which will now be led by G.W. Fuhr, who joins the company from DuPont Pioneer. 

"As we continue investing in our U.S. Seeds business, I am excited about these new leadership appointments," Syngenta Seeds President David Hollinrake said in a press release. 

Additionally, Syngenta will open a second seed distribution center for the company at cold storage facility located in Spencer, Iowa. 

According to a company news release, the facility will distribute corn and soybean seed, and it joins the company’s existing distribution center in Clinton, Ill. 

This development is in partnership with Pivot Point Spencer, Inc.

"We are focused on meeting our customers' needs and ensuring seed supply is a priority," Clayton Osburn, Syngenta Manager of Corn Operations in North America said in a press release. "Once again, we turned to Pivot Point because they have a track record of delivering high quality customer service. Our distribution centers position us well to manage the continued growth in our corn seed sales." 


Latest News

Farmers Really Want to Plant Corn Not Soybeans, Says FBN Chief Economist 

Kevin McNew says the company's survey of 2,000-plus growers shows they will plant 92.5 million acres of corn and 84.5 million acres of soybeans. Both estimates are counter to what USDA projected in February.

ADM Offers BiOWiSH Fertilizer Enhancement At 7 Locations

The BiOWiSH Fertilizer Enhancement is specifically designed to optimize yield potential by improved nutrient uptake and to improve soil conditions for increased plant vigor.

Unloading grain
Deadline Looms, but still no Movement on U.S.-Mexico Corn Trade Dispute, Grassley says

Iowa Senator encourages U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to move toward instituting USMCA dispute settlement process.

What The Soil Has to Say

By turning biological test results into gigabytes of data, Pattern Ag has developed the largest soil metagenomics database with more than 200 billion DNA reads. 

CoBank: Emerging Risks Depress Profit Margins and Challenge Traditional Business Models

“Over the next five years, ag retailers will need to get a handle on changing customer needs, lower expected industry working capital, and rising property casualty insurance costs,” Ken Zuckerberg writes.

If You Think US Fertilizer Prices are High, Canadian Farmers Are Stuck With Surprising Fertilizer Tax

As Ontario, Canada farmer Julie Maw scouts her wheat fields, it’s the moment of truth for the record number of acres planted across the province this year.