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Lawsuit Alleges Seed Company Intentionally Sold Subpar Products to Black Farmers

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

A group of Mid-South farmers claims Stine Seed Company purposefully switched seeds to sell black farmers a subpar product last year. The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association alleges a distributor switched out certified seed for lesser quality soybean seeds, and that despite above average rainfall, the farmers saw limited soybean yield from the seeds during the 2017 harvest. The seeds …

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National FFA Organization and ASTA Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding

Dan Education, Industry News Release, Seeds

The National FFA Organization and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding. The memorandum will align ASTA’s strategic goals and resources with the three-component model of agricultural education, providing teacher curriculum and resources; supervised agricultural experience support and mentors; and leadership and career development. “This Memorandum of Understanding helps stress the importance of the three-component …


Bayer Closes Monsanto Acquisition

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

It was announced in a release that Bayer had successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto, but no branding changes will take place just yet. Monsanto will operate independently from Bayer for an interim period while Bayer completes the sale of some of its businesses to BASF. According to the conditional approval from the U.S. Department of Justice, the integration of Monsanto …


Canada Approves Bayer Acquisition of Monsanto, with Conditions

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

The Canadian Competition Bureau has officially approved Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, with some conditions. The agreement addresses the Bureau’s concerns that the acquisition would have significantly harmed competition and innovation in Canada’s agricultural sector. Following a review of the sale, the Bureau concluded that the merger would substantially lessen and prevent competition in Canada with respect to the supply of …


U.S. Government to Spend $50 Million in Seed Quality

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

The U.S. is trailing China in federal ag research and seed-breeding investments. China has outspent the U.S. in those categories for the past ten years. To help combat the low spending, House Democrats Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Darren Soto of Florida introduced the Seeds for the Future Act earlier this year. A Farm Journal report quotes a release from …


European Union Approves Bayer Takeover of Monsanto, with Conditions

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

German chemical company Bayer was given conditional European Union approval in its acquisition of Monsanto. A Dow Jones report says the takeover bid, which is worth more than $60 billion, was only approved after both companies agreed to divest themselves of assets worth more than $7.3 billion dollars, in order to ease antitrust concerns. As a large part of the …


Progeny Bringing the Best Possible Products to Your Farm

Dan Corn, Seeds

Progeny. That’s the name of innovative, high-performing seed products. And they do it all with one goal in mind: to bring the best possible products to your farm. And when it comes to corn seed, Progeny Agronomist John Rocconi says they recently received some great news about one of their hybrids. Progeny Bringing the Best Possible Products to Your Farm


Discussing Industry Changes at ASTA Conference

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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) wrapped up their annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference earlier this week in San Diego, California. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper talked with Don Goodwin, owner of Golden Sun Marketing based in Minnesota, about some of the changes in the industry. Discussing Industry Changes at ASTA Conference