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  • CNH Industrial N.V. announced its agreement to acquire AgDNA, a leader in Farm Management Information Systems.
  • Clariant announced that it has conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA, Croatia’s leading oil and gas company. INA is a consortium member of the publicly funded project “GRowing Advanced industrial Crops on marginal lands for biorEfineries” (GRACE).
  • OCP North America announced that it has joined Field to Market:The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production.
  • Lely International and Lely North America are pleased to announce that Chad Huyser has been named Regional Director, Lely International and President, Lely North America. Huyser will lead all of Lely’s North American efforts and serve as one of five Lely Regional Directors worldwide.
  • After yet another year of depressed commodity prices, uncertainty in export and biofuels markets, rapid consolidation in the food and agriculture sectors, and extreme and unseasonal weather events, nearly 400 of National Farmers Union’s family farmer and rancher members will travel to Washington, D.C., next week to meet face-to-face with administration officials and members of Congress.
  • General Mills has released version 2.0 of its regenerative agriculture tool for farmers. The open source assessment is a user-friendly tool for farmers to understand alignment between their agricultural practices and the principle of regenerative agriculture, all while tracking progress and changes. Learn more here.
  • A new video explains that GMO Answers is a campaign that answers questions about how food is grown. The goal is to make information about GMOs and agriculture easier to access and understand.
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