Syngenta Opening Chicago Seeds Office

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

ChemChina owned Syngenta will establish a major Global and North America Seeds office in the western suburbs of Chicago. Approximately 50 Syngenta Seeds business managers and employees will relocate from other U.S. locations beginning in the first half of 2019. Syngenta’s David Hollinrake says the new location “places us closer to the majority of our customers, as well as to …


Syngenta Says European Decision Takes Ag In The Wrong Direction

Dan Industry News Release

The decision by European Union member states to back the European Commission’s proposal on further restricting the use of neonicotinoids disappointed Syngenta, but it wasn’t unexpected. The company says that wasn’t the right decision for the future of agriculture or the environment in Europe. Syngenta says agriculture needs all the options it has to help farmers ensure that consumers have …


Farmers Seek Syngenta Lawsuit Settlement Approval

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

U.S. farmers in a class action lawsuit are seeking approval of a settlement agreement with Syngenta. Court records show the class action lawsuit is seeking court approval for a record $1.51 billion settlement with Syngenta. The lawsuit includes farmers, grain handlers and ethanol plants nationwide that sold corn after September 15, 2013. Reuters reports that lawyers for the plaintiffs said …


Syngenta Acquires Satellite Imagery Innovator

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

Syngenta has acquired FarmShots, Inc., a North Carolina-based innovator of high-resolution satellite imagery that detects plant health by analyzing absorbed light from field images. In a company news release (see below), Syngenta says FarmShots was developed to help farmers, agronomists and retailers quickly and accurately spot field issues caused by planter skips, emergence, insect feeding, poor plant nutrition, crop diseases, …


Former AFBF Lobbyist Takes Syngenta Job

Dan Industry News Release

Syngenta announced this week that former American Farm Bureau Federation lobbyist Mary Kay Thatcher will join its government relations team. Thatcher will join Syngenta in mid-February as senior lead of Federal Government Relations, based in Washington, D.C., according to a Syngenta news release. In the role, the company says Thatcher will support the company’s strategic federal government relations activities including …


Turn Agronomics Into Economics

Dan Industry News Release, News from Our Sponsors

Syngenta is proud to offer AgriEdge Excelsior®, a proven whole-farm management program designed to help farmers navigate the markets and not just survive, but thrive. Ashley Green is an AgriEdge® Specialist for central and southern Minnesota. She says an important component of the program is the best-in-class farm management software, Land.db®. Software At a time when data is readily available through …


Use a Whole Farm Management Program to Improve Efficiency

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

AgriEdge Excelsior® is a whole farm management program offered to Syngenta customers. Todd Hall is an AgriEdge® Specialist with Syngenta. He says the program is intended to help farmers run their operations more efficiently. A key component of this is its farm-management software. Software Growers that enroll in AgriEdge Excelsior get access to an exclusive farm-management software called Land.db®. Hall …


Creating an Ag Industry Common Software Language

Dan Industry News Release

Syngenta is helping to lead an industry-wide effort to develop common language for farm software and equipment. The Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit, known as ADAPT, is a project that Ag Gateway, a nonprofit group of more than 230 ag companies is spearheading. Aaron Deardorff, head of digital agriculture solutions at Syngenta explains the benefits of ADAPT for U.S. growers. …


Syngenta Reaches Settlement in Viptera Case

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

Syngenta has reached a settlement with farmers involved in lawsuits over the launch of Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade corn traits. The lawsuits alleged Syngenta’s release of traits unapproved in China led the nation to reject U.S. corn shipments and pushed corn prices lower. The settlement is estimated to be close to $1.5 billion, according to Reuters. The settlement …


China Approves More GMO Crops

Dan Industry News Release

China’s Ministry of Agriculture announced it has approved two more genetically modified crops for import into the country. A Reuters article says it’s the second move in the past month to expand access to biotech seeds as a part of Beijing’s 100-day trade talks with Washington. The Ministry approved Syngenta’s 5307 insecticide-resistant corn sold under the Agrisure Duricade brand. It …