Sakata Seed America acquires of Danziger Blocky Pepper

Sakata Seed America announces the acquisition of the blocky bell pepper breeding program from Danziger “Dan” Seeds Ltd of Israel. The purchase entitles Sakata to all existing assets of Danziger’s blocky bell pepper breeding program and will further solidify Sakata’s prominent position in t...Read more

Texas sheep, goat industry affects due to parasites in flock

The Texas sheep and goat industry is facing a serious problem as parasites are affecting the farmers’ livestock. To tackle the issue, Texas A&M AgriLife Research has opened a Fecal Egg Count, FEC Laboratory on June 15. The lab will help farmers rearing sheep and goat in crucial genetic selection decision...Read more

Merck Animal Health to Acquire U.S. Rights to SENTINEL®

Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), and Virbac (NYSE Euronext:VIRP) today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Merck Animal Health would acquire the U.S. r...Read more

 US based agritech Apeel Sciences secures $250 mn in funding round.

Santa Barbara,Calif.-based Apeel Sciences has announced $250 million in new financing, and endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry. The financial boost brings the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion. It will enable the company, which markets a post-harvest shelf-life extending technology for ...Read more

Summit Agro USA introduces hybrid fungicide  

  Summit Agro USA announces the introduction of the first hybrid fungicide for US agriculture - REGEV. This next generation disease control product combines the benefits of a botanical product with the advantages of a conventional fungicide.  "REGEV brings together Tea Tree Oil and difenoconazole g...Read more

Arcadia Biosciences receives U.S. patents for non-GM wheat varieties  

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., (Nasdaq: RKDA), a leader in science-based approaches to enhancing the quality and nutritional value of crops and food ingredients, recently announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company two patents for extending the shelf life of whole wheat by minimizing hydroly...Read more

CNH industrial 1Q-20 ag-equipment revenues drop 10%

CNH Industrial reported on May 6 that its consolidated revenues for the first quarter 2020 ended March 31 were $5.5 billion, down 15% vs. the first quarter 2019. The company reported a net loss of $54 million compared to net income of $264 million for the same period last year.  Net sales of $5 billion in th...Read more

Corteva, PowerPollen inks commercial agreement for pollination technology

Corteva Agriscience, (NYSE: CTVA), and PowerPollen®, an Iowa-based ag tech company that developed the first and only scalable pollination technology for commodity crops, recently announced a commercial agreement expanding the use of pollination-on-demand technology, enabling increased flexibility and productiv...Read more

InstaAgro raises $600k funding from Rolesis Holdings

InstaAgro, the first online direct sales platform of for agricultural inputs, machinery and parts in Brazil, has completed its first year entering the phase of “Investment for Growth”. Led by the family office Rolesis Holdings, the company received a first tranche of $300k in 2019, and followed by the ...Read more

Sumitomo Chemical acquires four subsidiaries of Nufarm in South America

Sumitomo Chemical Company has recently announced a successful acquisition of four South American subsidiaries of Nufarm Limited in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. Nufarm business group is a leading Australian company in agricultural chemicals.  Looking forward to expanding its footprints in the globa...Read more

Syngenta teams up with Ram Trucks for digital Ag tools

Syngenta has teamed up with Ram Trucks to reward and empower good decisions. U.S. farmers who purchase a new Ram truck from an Agriculture Dealer can get access to Syngenta digital Ag tools. AgriEdge, a whole-farm management program that combines secure data management across digital platforms and innovative produ...Read more

US EPA announces new tool for soybean growers to combat weeds  

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the registration of the use of isoxaflutole on genetically engineered soybeans, providing soybean farmers with a new tool they can use to control weeds that have become resistant to many other herbicides. “We’ve heard from farmers across...Read more