FMC Announces CEO Change in 2020

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The Board of Directors for FMC Corporation has elected Mark Douglas as president and chief executive officer of FMC, effective June 1, 2020, replacing Pierre Brondeau who will continue to serve as chairman and CEO through May 31, 2020, at which time he will become executive chairman and remain a member of the Board of Directors. “Mark has been elected …

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ASTA Announces Student Video Contest Winner

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Recent Iowa State University PhD graduate Kevin Falk was honored as the grand prize winner of the Better Seed, Better Life Student Video Contest for the second year in row during the Opening General Session of ASTA’s CSS & Seed Expo 2019 in Chicago. Falk’s PhD work focuses around harnessing technology to develop high throughput phenotyping platforms and machine learning …

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ARA 2019 Retailer of the Year is Premier Ag

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Premier Ag was named 2019 ARA Retailer of the Year during the Agricultural Retailers Association convention in New Orleans this week. The award, sponsored by Bayer and AgPro magazine, honors an ARA member retailer company or individual representing quality and prestige within the industry. Premier Ag is the agricultural retail branch of Premier Companies, a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Seymour, …

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Golden Harvest Connects with John Deere Operations

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Golden Harvest announced a collaboration with John Deere on its E-Luminate digital platform at the 2019 Farm Progress Show. “If I’m a grower and my data is already stored to the John Deere cloud, we have a way for that grower then to share information with us within E-Luminate, in order for us to work together to make better decisions …

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Research Collaboration at FMC

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FMC Corporation recently announced a major investment in agricultural product research and development over the next three years, including a state-of-the-art upgrade at the company’s Global Research and Development headquarters in Newark, Delaware. The company also has innovation centers in Europe, Asia and Latin America, as well as research field stations here in the U.S. at Rochelle, Illinois and Madera, …

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FMC Growing U.S. Biologicals Portfolio

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FMC just announced the submission of two new active ingredient microbial pesticide strains, RTI 301 and RTI 477, and associated formulated products to the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD). Submissions have also been made in the EU and field work is continuing in Canada as well as countries in Latin America and Asia Pacific. …

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FMC Announces $50 Million Global R&D Investment

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This morning I spoke with Kathy Shelton, FMC Chief Technology Officer, about a major R&D announcement from the company. Over the next three years FMC will be investing more than $50 million in capital improvement projects, including a state-of-the-art reconfiguration of a greenhouse and research facility at the company’s Global Research and Development headquarters in Newark, Delaware known as the …

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2019 Can-Am Defender Ag Sales Event

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Hey farmers and ranchers, Can-Am is offering approved ag businesses a rebate worth up to $1,500 on select 2019 Can-Am Defender models. The program runs from now until June 30, 2019. Here’s some more information. Built for a hard day’s work, the Can-Am Defender lineup includes a wide range of packages and engine options to fit the unique needs of …

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Joyn Bio Joins Bayer Facility and Adds Reiter to Board

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Ag-biotech company Joyn Bio has signed a long-term lease to locate its plant sciences team within Bayer’s Vegetable Seed Facility in Woodland, California to accelerate ongoing research. In addition, the company has appointed Bayer Head of Research and Development for Crop Science, Dr. Robert Reiter, to its board of directors. The Joyn R&D team in Boston has developed microbial leads …

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CropLife America Supports Science Behind Glyphosate

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CropLife America president and CEO Chris Novak is hopeful that science will prevail in the end when it comes to legal and regulatory challenges to products such as glyphosate. “The thing that we can rely upon is the science conducted by, not just the U.S. regulatory agencies, …but most all of our chemistries are approved and in use in countries …

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