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  • BRANDT has just completed the construction of a new 2,000 square foot formulations lab in its Pleasant Plains, IL production facility. The new lab will serve as a hub for new formulation development and testing, as well as quality control.
  • Golden Harvest seeds will be a major benefactor of Syngenta’s incremental $400 million investment over the next five years. This funding is in addition to the $1.3 billion the company already invests in research and development annually. Golden Harvest will double its seed breeding staff, increase trial testing by one-third and increase new corn chassis by 58 percent, giving farmers an even more differentiated portfolio of hybrids and varieties to choose from.
  • John Deere recently became the tenth company to certify their Operations Center’s ag-data collection portal for privacy, security and transparency for farmers using this technology. Completing the Ag Data Transparent certification process — based on a third-party administered, not-for-profit evaluation — allows companies that engage in, and collect, agricultural data to align to industry-wide principles to build trust with users of ag precision technology.
  • Advanced Biological Marketing is proud to announce and welcome Kade Haas as Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast United States. In his new position, Kade will be responsible for managing sales and accounts in his specified territory, with a high focus on building a strong network and relationship with current and potential clients.
  • HELM Agro US, Inc. has hired Michael Hoger as its new national Sales Manager. In his new role, Hoger will be responsible for the leadership, planning and execution of crop protection product sales and channel partner programs for HELM Agro US distributor, retailer and grower networks.
  • Helena Chemical Company has introduced four new products to their 2018 lineup, providing all agronomic solutions in one convenient service — the Helena Acre. The new product lineup includes Ele-Max® Sulfur LC, Sultrus™, N-Fixx® XLR and Antares® Prime.