Industry Ag News 12/11

Carrie Muehling

  • AMVAC® Chemical Corporation, an American Vanguard® company, has named Archer Malmo the company’s integrated agency of record to support its SIMPAS-applied Solutions™ product portfolio.
  • Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®) and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) announce the planned December 14 relaunch of futures on the SPIKES® Index on MGEX via the CME Globex® platform. Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), the parent holding company of the MIAX Exchange Group™, and MGEX announced the completion of MIH’s previously announced acquisition of MGEX for a combination of cash and MIH common stock. MGEX will continue as a wholly owned subsidiary of MIH.
  • Cultiva LLC, a provider of proprietary, food-grade biofilms used in agricultural markets, announces the appointment of Christina Coen, vice president and general manager of Nalco Water, an Ecolab company; to the company’s Board of Directors.
  • At GROWMARK, Inc’s 2020 Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors said goodbye to David Watt, who is retiring from the board. Watt of Murrayville, Illinois has served on the GROWMARK Board since 2002. He and his family raise operate a grain farm. Watt is a former director of the Prairieland FS Board, and past president of its predecessor company, Lincoln Land FS.
  • The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference announce the full 2021 Virtual Schedule including over 85 hours of educational programs across 15 different specialty crop commodity conferences. This year, SE Regional is offering allied industry partners 15 percent off an All Access Registration price. Use promo code, SEFRIENDS21, and register and save. All educational content and trade show exhibits will be available for on-demand viewing to registered attendees after the conference until April 30, 2021.
  • In preparation for National Ag Day 2021 on March 23, the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is hosting an essay contest. The theme for this year is Food Brings Everyone to the Table. This essay contest is divided into two categories of competition: written essay and video essay. Both are national competitions. Both winners will receive $1,000. The contest is open to students currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Contestants must be a U.S. citizen and attending school in the U.S. Contestants must meet all requirements to compete. The deadline for submitting entries in the essay contest is January 31, 2021. The complete list of rules and regulations for this contest may be found online:
  • Leading global apparel retailer Gap Inc. has joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol as part of its integrated sustainability strategy and to help it achieve its commitment to use only 100% sustainably-sourced cotton by 2025. Gap Inc.’s target of sourcing 100% of its cotton from more sustainable sources by 2025 is set across its collection of purpose-led lifestyle brands including Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta.
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