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Deere to acquire Monosem, Europe’s market leader in precision planters

Source: John Deere news release Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) said today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Monosem, the European market leader in precision planters. The purchase includes the company’s four facilities in France and two in the United States. “Through this action, we continue to build on our leadership position in precision agriculture,” said John May, ... Read More »

BASF expands production capacities of innovative biological solutions for agriculture and horticulture

* Significant increase of production for a range of pest control and seed treatments for plant vigor * Expansion signals company’s commitment to solutions beyond conventional crop protection​​ * ​Inaugural event of expanded production site in Littlehampton, UK ​Littlehampton, United Kingdom, October 1, 2015 — With the opening of its expanded Littlehampton, UK production site, BASF is strengthening its ability ... Read More »

2015 Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame Honorees Named

September 30th, 2015 Honorees Paved the Way for New Generation of Innovative Cotton Industry Leaders Memphis, TN- Cotton Incorporated announced today the 2015 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame. The program, now in its second year, recognizes U.S. cotton industry leaders that have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general. ... Read More »

Cotton Incorporated Launches New Web Resource for Cotton Industry

Cotton Incorporated has launched a new Web site to give the cotton growing community quick and easy access to important cotton information. Cotton Cultivated provides a portal that integrates Web sites, downloadable documents, social media and real-time news feeds that have been “cultivated” in an effort to reduce the time spent sorting through pages of irrelevant search results. “The cotton ... Read More »

35 South Carolina counties declared primary disaster areas due to drought

CLEMSON — An unexpectedly severe drought joined forces this summer with a relentless heat wave in a one-two punch that is knocking many South Carolina farmers off their feet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared 35 counties in the state primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the brutal conditions. Ten other contiguous counties also qualify. ... Read More »

Monsanto Company and Albaugh Reach Licensing Agreement for Glyphosate

ANKENY, Iowa – Monsanto Company and Albaugh, LLC announced today that they have entered into a royalty-bearing license agreement that allows Albaugh to make and sell specific glyphosate formulations in the United States, Canada and Europe. “For years, Albaugh has been a valued partner in providing crop protection choices that help farmers,” said Mike Frank, Monsanto’s Vice President for Commercial ... Read More »

AgSense and Valley Irrigation Launch New Remote Monitoring and Control Solution

HURON, SD. (Aug. 31, 2015) — Today, AgSense® and Valley® Irrigation announce the release of the CommanderVP™, a new remote monitoring and control solution for Valley control panels. This is the first AgSense telemetry product to completely integrate into Valley digital control panels. Adding CommanderVP to the Valley Pro2 and Select2 panels extends existing Valley digital technology to the grower’s ... Read More »