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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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Five Sorghum Checkoff board directors were sworn in during the Dec. 10, 2014, board meeting in Lubbock, Texas. As a follow-up to its Stacked Income Protection Plan/Farm Bill workshops, the National Cotton Council is hosting four regional information webinars. The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association has confirmed Wade Cowan from Brownfield, Texas, as its newest President and …

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The North American Meat Association (NAMA) and Executive Director Philip H. Kimball announced that he has stepped down after eight years of service to the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) and NAMA. Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that it has selected Erlanger, Kentucky, as the site for its new information technology and support center. The Livestock Exporters Association (LEA) …

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Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced a series of expansions to its commercial business aimed to support its growing specialty and row crop portfolio, as well as enhance service and technical support to customers across the agricultural regions of the United States. The Climate Corporation announced the acquisition of 640 Labs, an agricultural technology startup based in Chicago. Bayer CropScience, in partnership …

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Select Sires Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennie Johnson as graphic designer and administrative coordinator for the beef sire department. The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Brooke Appleton as director of public policy and political strategy. Kubota Tractor Corporation announced that it will open a 450,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Parts Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kansas. The annual …

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The 26th MOSES Organic Farming Conference happens Feb. 26-28, 2015 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. and DuPont Crop Protection announced that Sumitomo Chemical has acquired the DuPont™ Asana® Insecticide business in the United States. Brookside Agra, a leading producer of all-natural agricultural and environmental products, has partnered with soil and plant nutrition …

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Jeff Sands joins Syngenta as a manager of federal government relations and industry relations for corn, based in Washington, D.C. Attendees at United’s Midwinter Leadership Forum will have a front row seat to examine the hottest trends shaping the 2015 food and retail landscape from renowned food industry expert Phil Lempert, known as the Supermarket Guru. Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC …

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Louis Dreyfus Commodities named Mayo Schmidt, former head of Canadian grain handler Viterra, as its new chief executive in the latest stage of a corporate shake-up at the 163-year-old global trading firm. Zoetis, the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and Kansas State University (KSU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together and promote the Doctor of Veterinary Program (DVM) …

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