Corteva Agriscience and Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies, have announced a multi-year agreement surrounding a microbe-based nitrogen fixation product in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Through the agreement, announced April 20, Symborg is providing an exclusive distribution license to Corteva for the endophytic bacterium Methylobacterium symbioticum, which works with plants to secure… Read More

Syngenta Canada has added a new biological control product to their portfolio with the introduction of Draco seed treatment. The corn and soybean seed treatment is for suppression of key diseases and nematodes at the critical early stages of germination and seedling growth. Draco features the bacteria Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, offering suppression of seed… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is moving to the second phase of a partnership to improve traceability and marketing opportunities of Canadian plant-based food, feed, and ingredients. The projects will create a new platform to “enhance production practices and storage and marketing decisions,” combining storage technology with blockchain traceability. The $17.1 million project will be split between PIC… Read More

An executive familiar to many in Canadian agriculture has been tapped to lead Saskatchewan-based crop input and fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. Mayo Schmidt has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Nutrien, effective immediately, according to a statement issued by the company on April 18. Schmidt is well-known for overseeing the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool’s… Read More

Cody Easterday of Mesa, Washington, recently pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding a Tyson Foods, Inc. company out of approximately US$244 million. Easterday charged the company for the costs of buying and feeding as many as 200,000 cattle that didn’t exist — a ghost-herd. Greg Henderson, editor at Drovers, says that there are other… Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) has reached a deal to acquire all the outstanding shares of Farmobile, Inc., after buying a minority stake in the Kansas-based farm equipment data company in 2019. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Farmobile provides farms with hardware and software for real-time collection and analysis of farm machinery… Read More

The state of Colorado is similar to Alberta in many ways: beautiful vistas and mountains, and a rich history in the cattle business. Colorado also holds a significant portion of the cattle market in the U.S., much like Alberta prides itself on being Canada’s beef capital. While Colorado Governor Jared Polis isn’t advocating for a… Read More

Canadians generally like their steaks less well done than Americans, according to new survey results released by Abacus Data. With grilling season around the corner, the polling firm Abacus Data, which is known for its political research, asked 1,500 Canadians how they like their steak in a survey conducted in late March. The majority of… Read More

Dairy processor Agropur Cooperative says it will be closing its fluid milk plant at Winnipeg, Man., later this year, consolidating production at other Agropur facilities in Western Canada. “Unfortunately, the level of investment required to maintain the plant’s competitiveness in the coming years was becoming too high. We are making this strategic decision to optimize… Read More

Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole unveiled the party’s climate plan on Thursday (April 15). The party says independent analysis, conducted by Navius Research, found the plan would be expected to achieve substantially the same emissions reductions by 2030 as the Liberal government’s current plan, with the intention of creating jobs and growing the… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) and Bioenterprise, Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to advance Ontario innovation in the agri-food industry. The MOU means the organizations will collaborate on information sharing, finding solutions to critical grain industry problems, and impact assessment and viability analysis of new innovations,… Read More

FMC Corporation has obtained a new mode of action classification for its proprietary herbicide molecule, tetflupyrolimet. It is the first active ingredient in the Herbicide Resistance Action Committee and Weed Science Society of America Group 28. As well, it is first new herbicide with a novel mode of action in the crop protection industry in… Read More

 

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