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Kelly Marshall

Pinnacle Operating Corporation announced an agreement with its First-Lien Term Loan and Second-Priority Notes on a financial recapitalization plan that will reduce Pinnacle’s overall debt by over $5 million, reduce cash interest costs, increase the Company’s liquidity and strengthen its overall capital structure. People at the American Sugar Alliance work with their policy day in and day out, so the …

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Kelly Marshall

FMC is sponsoring the ARA Crisis Management Workshop on February 27-March 1 in Las Vegas. Learn to create or refine a customized Emergency Action Plan that is relevant, implementable, and sustainable for the needs of your business and local emergency resources. CNH Industrial, parent company of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, has appointed Dan Danford to the position of Industry …

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Kelly Marshall

Meister Media Worldwide is enhancing the PrecisonAg magazine to become PrecisionAg Professional. The publication, presented by the editors of CropLife magazine, will be aimed at ag retailers and cooperatives, consultants, Extension specialists, and equipment dealers. The Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy is offering a special session in Mobile, Alabama on February 5-7, featuring gypsum.  The session “Gypsum …

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Kelly Marshall

The National Science Foundation has given a $1 million grant to Harvest CROO Robotics to assist with their mission of finding answers for agriculture labor using technology.  The first phase will grant $225,000 for research and development of a robotic strawberry picker. West Central Distribution is announcing a new starter fertilizer SoyShot, a member of their chelating agent Levesol family.  SoyShot provides …

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Kelly Marshall

IntelinAir focuses on aerial imagery analytics, offering farmers actionable intelligence to improve decision-making. Now Dr. Ara Nefian will take the lead in all research and development activities and chief technology officer, as well as the responsibilities of VP of web and cloud engineering, and integration of image processing and data analytics. Iteris, Inc. has been named a finalist in the Los …

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Kelly Marshall

Erick Scarpone, Manufacturing Engineer 3 with Caterpillar Inc., has received the SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer award in 2016 for the off-highway and powerplant industry.  The award recognizes Scarpone’s leadership and involvement in the industry. Iteris ClearAg has released a paper looking at the idea of agriculture modeling taking the place of sensors on the farm. John Corbett, CEO and Co-Founder of …

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Kelly Marshall

Vermeer Corporation has announced the sale of its minority interest in Lely Vermeer Maschinenfabrik, Gmbh to Lely Holding. The two companies have successfully collaborated on a number of projects over the last two decades, and this move will allow each organization to focus on their respective core markets. West Hills Community College will be offering a condensed version of their Advanced Precision …

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Kelly Marshall

S&W Seed Company has created a new position in the company- Chief Marketing and Technology Officer, and they’ve promoted Dan Gardner to the position.  Gardner has been with S&W since 2012, most recently as Vice President of Breeding and Genetics. Vonnie Estaes is joining the developer of CRISPR-Cas technologies, Caribou Biosciences, Inc., as the Company Group Leader, Agricultural and Industrial …

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Kelly Marshall

The IDEAg Group, LLC, producer of Dakotafest, is introducing the new Dakotafest Education Center, part of the larger Reaves Buildings Innovation & Technology Campus, at this year’s show, scheduled for Aug. 16-18, at Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell, South Dakota.  The center is sponsored by American Family Insurance. There are still a few seats left for the 9th annual Conservation in …

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Kelly Marshall

Michael Thompson has joined Monty’s Plant Food Co., as a Product Consultant and Sales Support for South Caroline.  The company is a leader in natural soil enhancement and plant fertility products. Congressman Mike Pompeo (K-Kan.) has earned the American Soybean Association‘s Soy Champion Award.  He was specifically sited for authoring legislation to establish a national framework for the labeling of …

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