Industry Ag News 8/28

Carrie Muehling

  • FLM Harvest announces it has selected the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) as the recipient of its 2020 Seed to Succeed pro-bono program. The agency will provide up to $75,000 in services to promote PBH’s signature 2020 “State of the Plate” fruit and vegetable consumption research.
  • The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a virtual research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The virtual field day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. Re-certification credits for pesticide applicators and CCA will be available pending approval. The field day is a free event, but attendees are encouraged to preregister at
  • Syngenta Group Co., Ltd. announced the Group’s first half year results after its formation on June 18, 2020. The Group increased sales by 2 percent to more than $12 billion compared to the same period last year. This corresponds to growth of 5 percent on an underlying basis adjusted for one-off change of control royalty income in Seeds and the impact of mandatory ADAMA and Sinofert production site relocations in China. All four business units, Syngenta Crop Protection, ADAMA, Syngenta Seeds and Syngenta Group China, increased their underlying sales in comparison to the previous year. Syngenta Group managed the impacts of COVID-19 well in the first half of 2020, maintaining supply throughout despite the challenging market environment and the need for innovative solutions to overcome logistical difficulties.
  • UPL North America recently announced the addition of two marketing managers: Chris Nowlan and Tony Dalgliesh. In his new role, Chris will manage the marketing portfolio for Canada and will report to Arturo Clari-Redes, Head of Marketing. Tony will manage the Seed Treatment, Fungicides and Horticulture portfolios for Canada and will report to Chris Nowlan.
  • Whether your local, county or state fair was canceled or held in person, you can still submit pictures of you and your livestock to the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Farm to Virtual Fair contest. The contest focuses on the benefits of using corn in the feed ration. You can submit entries through Monday, November 2, 2020.
  • Johnny Alavez has joined NCGA’s Washington, D.C. office as Legislative Assistant. In this role, Alavez will provide support to the Risk Management Action Team and other public policy areas as needed.
  • Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the increased risk of exposure while traveling and gathering in a large group, DTN has decided to make the 2020 Ag Summit a virtual event on December 7-9, 2020.
  • The 2nd Annual Florida Industrial Hemp Conference & Exhibition (FIHCE) is postponed due to Covid-19. The new date is May 18-20, 2021, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
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