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Industry Ag News 5/14

Carrie Muehling

  • The Seam, a leading provider of food and agribusiness software and commodity trading solutions, announced that Coastal Growers and Tifton Peanut Company have entered into multi-year agreements for its cloud-based, peanut management platform.
  • FarmOp Capital, LLC, a leading provider of innovative working capital solutions to American farmers, announced a core staff expansion resulting from increased demand for its operating loans and a new corporate office location. Following strong expansion in its business, the company is expanding its core team. During the previous six months, the company added several new positions across multiple areas including customer relationship management, credit administration, marketing, and accounting. With the addition of new team members FarmOp Capital will be better positioned to meet the increased demand for its crop-based financing solutions.
  • At its 12th Annual Executive Leadership Conference, Growth Energy unveiled a new consumer initiative to raise awareness of biofuels’ positive environmental benefits and encourage consumers to choose higher biofuel blends like E15 at the pump. Through a series of targeted digital content, advertising, and digital media, the Get Biofuel campaign aligns biofuel benefits to an empowerment message titled “Fuel Beyond”.
  • Leading nutrition expert Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted was announced as the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate for her achievements in pioneering fish-based food systems to improve nutrition, health and livelihoods for millions around the world.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission is hosting a photo contest May 12-Oct. 1, 2021, to fill the pages of the 2022 Georgia Peanut Calendar. Photos will also be selected to be used in various promotional projects by GPC throughout the year. Peanut farmers from across Georgia are encouraged to submit their best high-resolution photo of peanut production on their farm. Visit for complete details.
  • Ag mentors come from all backgrounds. Some are more traditional, like our parents, grandparents, FFA leaders or ag teachers. Others are unconventional, like the random ag leader that showed up in your urban classroom. Regardless of who your mentor was, your story is special, and Syngenta wants to hear it, share it and celebrate you both through the#RootedinAg Contest. Now accepting entries, contest participants are asked to share the story of who inspired them to be #RootedinAg. In exchange, they have a chance to honor that person and win prizes. Go to to review eligibility and fill out the brief #RootedinAg entry form.
  • Sean Cain, who joined Morton Buildings as a construction worker and has since advanced over a distinguished 25-year career, has been named president of the company.
  • Michael Torrey Associates, a leading Washington, D.C.-based firm that offers effective government relations, strategic communications and issue advocacy to the food, agriculture, and forestry sector announced the new addition of James Glueck as vice president to its policy team.
  • The board of directors for CoverCress Inc., a company aiming to commercialize the nation’s first “cash cover crop,” has named Mike DeCamp as its new president and CEO and a member of the board. DeCamp takes the helm after one year of serving as chief operating officer. CoverCress Inc. is converting field pennycress, a native winter annual, into a new winter oilseed crop for Midwest farmers under the CoverCress™ brand.

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