Benson Hill Raises Funding to Grow Food Innovation

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St. Louis-based Benson Hill has just closed a $150 million Series D funding round led by Wheatsheaf Group and GV (formerly Google Ventures) to scale its commercial operations and its platform food innovation engine CropOS™ across multiple food and ingredients markets. The company’s leading food innovation engine CropOS™ taps nature’s genetic diversity to develop and commercialize healthier and more sustainable …

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Precision Ag News 10/28

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new 5-year registration for XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, an important weed-control tool for many U.S. growers. The new EPA registration for XtendiMax herbicide follows Bayer’s recent launch announcement for XtendFlex® soybeans, which brings additional yield potential and weed-control flexibility to the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System. BASF announced the U.S. Environmental Protection …

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Precision Ag News 10/21

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University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees. Farmers will have 20 new Channel® XtendFlex® soybean products for their farms and fields in 2021. During the 2020 season, these XtendFlex products have been widely planted and …

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Precision Ag News 10/14

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Cibus announced an additional 12 of its trait products have been designated as non-regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services. This brings Cibus’ total number of designated non-GMO trait products to 14. All segments of ag equipment, small to large, grew in September 2020 continuing a positive trend for …

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Precision Ag News 10/7

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Syngenta Group announces the acquisition of Valagro, a leading Biologicals company, by its business unit Syngenta Crop Protection. The investment positions Syngenta Crop Protection as one of the key global companies poised to shape the rapidly growing Biologicals market, which is set to nearly double in size over the next five years. Valagro will continue to operate as an independent …

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Precision Ag News 9/30

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AgBiome® and Tropical Melhoramento e Genética (TMG), a Brazilian breeding company with state of the art breeding technologies for developing soy and cotton cultivars with high productive potential, announced a new global R&D collaboration. The goal is to discover and develop traits with novel modes of action to combat the cotton boll weevil. Case IH announces the launch of Case …

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Precision Ag News 9/23

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Brightseed, a 2020 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and developer of Forager™, the world’s first and only AI technology for phytonutrient discovery, has closed $27M in growth financing led by Lewis & Clark AgriFood. Two global companies are combining forces to offer a full range of integrated product development and regulatory services to agriculture technology companies, multinational or regional crop …

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AMVAC® Releases Two New Products for Weed Control in Corn

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American Vanguard® company AMVAC® has announced two new herbicide products for corn available for the 2021 growing season. IMPACT CORE™: A postemergence corn herbicide that controls grass and broadleaf weeds with punishing takedown and lasting residual. SINATE™: Controls herbicide-resistant and important driver weeds in LibertyLink® corn with outstanding crop safety. IMPACT CORE field studies have shown extended residual weed control …

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Benson Hill Builds a Home for the Future of Food

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St. Louis-based food tech company Benson Hill, held a ribbon cutting for its new state-of-the-art headquarters on Monday, joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The 160,000 square foot headquarters will house a diverse and growing team focused on innovation of better food and ingredient options from plant to plate. “Today celebrates a milestone on our journey to move food forward,” …

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Precision Ag News 9/16

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Raven Industries, Inc. debuted its autonomous platform, Dot®, for the first time at Farm Progress Virtual Experience, one of the largest public farm shows in the United States. PureAcre™ launches as part of BPS Agriculture’s portfolio of companies, announcing they’ll bring new high-performance, Earth-friendly biostimulants and nutritionals to field crop growers in the coming months. The line of agricultural products …

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