Danone reveals its 3rd year soil health program

Danone North America, the purpose-driven food & beverage leader with a diverse portfolio of dairy and plant-based brands, continues to expand its regenerative farming program, currently the most comprehensive regenerative agriculture dairy program in the US. The company unveiled its year three results from its...Read more

Egg Innovations acquires PECKISH

Egg Innovations, America's largest originator of 100% free-range and pasture-raised eggs, has announced the acquisition of innovative, protein-centric fresh snacking brand PECKISH in an all-stock deal. PECKISH joins the family of brands, which includes recently launched Blue Sky Family Farms eggs, marking mass exp...Read more

Gowan acquires two new herbicide active ingredients from Syngenta

The US-based Gowan Company, LLC announced that it has entered into agreements with Syngenta to acquire rights to the active ingredients prosulfuron and primisulfuron. The acquisition includes product registrations and trademarks, for Peak, Spirit, Beacon, and Northstar herbicides and related intellectual property ...Read more

HELM Agro US receives EPA approval for Katagon™ Corn Herbicide

HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products today announced that Katagon™ herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Katagon is a next-generation HPPD premix herbicide for post emergence use in field corn, ...Read more

US FDA approves first-of-its-kind IGA in line of domestic pigs

The US Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a first-of-its-kind intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic pigs, referred to as GalSafe pigs, which may be used for food or human therapeutics. This is the first IGA in an animal that the FDA has approved for both human food consumption ...Read more

USDA-ARS develops treatment protocol for H. contortus in sheep

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service (ARS), on December 9, 2020, announced a groundbreaking treatment that prevents anemia, weight loss, poor wool and meat production, and even death in sheep. ARS researchers partnered with Virginia Tech and the University of Massachusetts' Me...Read more

Syngenta launches spiropidion based insecticide in US

Syngenta recently announced the global launch of spiropidion, an innovative new insecticide active ingredient. The technology will help farmers protect a broad range of crops against damaging and difficult-to-control sucking pests in a targeted, effective and environmentally sustainable manner. In North America, S...Read more

Import duties impact US farmers’ access to key fertilizers

OCP North America, a subsidiary of global fertilizer leader OCP S.A., of Morocco, has announced the launch of www.Standwithusfarmers.com. The new website aims to promote awareness and action in response to the threat to US farmers posed by substantial import duties recently imposed by the US Department of Commerce...Read more

FAO calls for anticipatory action in support of agriculture

On December 8, 2020, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said, “Timely and robust actions can reduce hunger and human suffering as a result of crises, and that's truer than ever in the wake of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic”. Dongyu was speaking to participants in the High-Level pledging ...Read more

Benson Hill, Rose Acre Farms to optimize soybean processing capacity

Benson Hill, a food tech company unlocking nature's genetic diversity with its leading food innovation engine based in the US, has announced a collaboration with family-owned Rose Acre Farms to optimize its soybean processing capacity in Seymour, Indiana, and build out the supply chain for Benson Hill's&...Read more

BASF launches new tomato variety with IR against rough tomato virus

For the new season in Mexico, BASF presents a new tomato variety Grape Indeterminado Teenon F1 (ex NUN 06091) with intermediate resistance against rough tomato virus (ToBRFV). The new hybrid combines intermediate resistance (IR) with strong agronomic and market performance. "Teenon F1 has demonstrated its pe...Read more

Sound Agriculture collaborates with Syngenta to reduce nitrogen use

California based Sound Agriculture and Switzerland-based Syngenta have recently formed a strategic partnership to explore opportunities to decrease nitrogen fertilizer use in China by up to 30% while maintaining on-farm productivity. Sound Agriculture's flagship product SOURCE stimulates microbes in the ...Read more