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John Bozeman has been named SEEDWAY’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Sept. 1, 2015. DTN/The Progressive Farmer recently captured three first place and three honorable mention awards in the 2014 Folio Awards. Monsanto plans to open its first plant in Russia in coming years, stepping up its activities in the world’s fourth largest grain producer as it seeks to counter …

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The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has introduced the 2015 Executive Committee members. Six western retail distributors and United Suppliers, Inc., are announcing the pending formation of Aligned Ag Distributors LLC, a joint venture distribution company. Meredith Agrimedia is pleased to introduce Tyler Smith as a new National Sales Account Executive. Select Sires Inc. was formed 50 years ago when four …

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Swanson Russell welcomes four new account service team members: Megan Bollish, Erin Prohaska, Jessica Lightner and Belinda Wright. broadhead, a leading marketing communications agency connecting the interests of urban and rural consumers, has announced the promotions of six members of its team. There will be a Peanut Revenue Insurance Workshop following the Georgia Peanut Farm Show, Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015, …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the National Mango Board. In an ongoing effort to better provide customers with technical swine health information and recognize outstanding performance, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. announces several personnel changes in its Swine Marketing Team. The American Farm Bureau Federation has announced ScoutPro of Lone Tree, Iowa, team lead Michael Koenig, …

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Dr. Jodi Scheffler, a geneticist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service who has compiled an impressive record of outstanding service in basic genetic research, is the recipient of the 2014 Cotton Genetics Research Award. Early bird registration for the 20th Commodity Classic is approaching ends Thursday, Jan. 15, for the event, which will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 26-28. The …

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Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 39th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 15, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Forum, sponsored by The Chicago Farmers, will feature a variety of educational sessions, as well as a …

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Eli Lilly and Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, which will further position Lilly’s Elanco as a global leader in the animal health industry. S&W Seed Company and DuPont Pioneer announced the closing of the previously disclosed acquisition by S&W of DuPont Pioneer’s alfalfa production and research facility assets, as well as conventional (non-GMO) …

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DuPont Pioneer and S&W Seed Company today announced an agreement for S&W Seed Company to acquire DuPont Pioneer alfalfa germplasm, as well as alfalfa production and research facility assets for a purchase price of up to $49 million over a period of several years. Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC (“Pinnacle”) has successfully acquired the agronomy assets of Gerken’s Feed and Grain …

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The American Farm Bureau Federation has appointed new members to its national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee for the 2015-2017 term beginning in March. Case IH recently garnered six industry awards, a testament to its commitment to innovation and deep understanding of producers’ needs. Mitas is planning to test the first agriculture tire made from agricultural cultivated crops. Cargill executives …

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In-line with company expansion and a customer-centered focus, Verdesian Life Sciences names Amy Bugg as vice president of communications. The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rebecca Mettler of Sarcoxie, Missouri, as editorial content coordinator and Megan Slater of Longmont, Colorado as public relations coordinator. American Agri-Women (AAW) presented Orion Samuelson with its VERITAS award …

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