Deere and Monsanto End Precision Planting Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

Under pressure from the Department of Justice, an agreement between Deere & Company and Monsanto to purchase Precision Planting LLC was terminated Monday. The department filed suit on Aug. 31, 2016, to block the acquisition, alleging that the transaction was a merger-to-monopoly in high-speed precision planting systems, an innovative technology that enables farmers to accurately plant corn, soybeans and other …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Monsanto, Precision Agriculture

Agribusiness Leader and Marketer of Year Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

The recipients of NAMA’s Agribusiness Leader and Marketer of the Year are announced months in advance, but they receive those awards and the recognition that comes with them at the annual conference. Mike Stern, CEO of Monsanto’s The Climate Corporation, received the 2017 Agribusiness Leader of the year award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding industry leadership. Mike Stern …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAMA

Positive Innovation in a World of Sustainability

Jamie Johansen

Elanco Animal Health’s seminar at the Central Plains Dairy Expo highlighted the role of innovation in the dairy industry. Dr. Roger Cady, Global Sustainability Lead, Scientific Affairs & Policy for Elanco talked about the positive impact of innovation on the I-29 Dairy Corridor which includes Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. “Producers along the I-29 Corridor are recognized as leaders …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, Elanco, Environment, Sustainability

The Rebrand of AgNewsWire as Ag’s Virtual Newsroom

Jamie Johansen

We would like to introduce AgNewsWire as Agriculture’s Virtual Newsroom for organizations and companies to efficiently distribute materials such as photos and audio to media and other interested parties. “Content is king in today’s world and getting it out quickly to as many places as possible is the best way for a company or organization to amplify their message, whether …

Advertising, Agribusiness, Marketing, ZimmComm Announcement

AEM Vice President Announces Retirement

Kelly Marshall

Charlie O’Brien will be retiring from his position of senior vice president at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) later this year. O’Brien has been with AEM since 2007. He will be working with President Dennis Slater to begin phasing out of his position in order to spend more time with his family and a family business. “I care a …

AEM, Agribusiness

FMC to Acquire Portion of Dupont Crop Protection

Chuck Zimmerman

In an early morning call FMC and DuPont made a major announcement: FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business it must divest to comply with the European Commission ruling related to its merger with The Dow Chemical Company. Additionally, DuPont …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Herbicide, Insecticides, International, Technology

Novozymes & Boehringer Ingelheim Collaborate in Probiotics

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. poultry industry. “Boehringer Ingelheim is continuously exploring new science, products and industry categories, to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chicken, Eggs, Novozymes, Poultry

What Works, What Doesn’t in Conservation

Kelly Marshall

As part of the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit, Sara Wyant moderated the panel “Conservation- What Works, What Doesn’t.” Panel participants included: Tina May, Sr. Director of Sustainability, Land O’Lakes; Eric Lindstrom, National Manager of Agriculture Policy, Ducks Unlimited; Suzy Friedman, Sr. Director of Agriculture Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund; Dave White, Co-Founder/Partner, 9-B Group; and Anne Simmons, Democratic Staff Director, House …

Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Conservation

Farm Faster With FMC 3RIVE 3D

Chuck Zimmerman

Rick Ekins, FMC, and I have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity. It’s a great time to talk about it too as planting season gets underway. So if you farmers want to farm faster FMC has this option for you. I think their quick facts sum it up …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

The Importance of Crop Insurance At #FarmBillSummit

Jamie Johansen

Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), was among the speakers invited to address this week’s Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit in Washington, D.C. Zacharias stressed the role crop insurance plays in ensuring a strong and vibrant agricultural sector, which is critical to the well-being of our economy and society as a whole. “The role of both state and …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Insurance, Farm Bill, Government