Dec 27, 2010

FBS accounting software adds interface with DTN market prices 3

  FBS Systems, Inc. has added the ability to automatically feed current commodity prices from DTN into its integrated management software suite, a first for the on-farm records software industry, the company claims....More
Dec 23, 2010

Syngenta-Pioneer license, Novozymes purchase of EMD Crop BioScience 35

Cooperation and acquisitions continue in the seed and crop protection business. Syngenta and DuPont just signed a corn rootworm trait licensing agreement. And Novozymes purchased the Crop BioScience business from Merck KGaA. These two events are part of a growing business model that involves competitors cooperating. Syngenta-Pioneer Syngenta has agreed to license its Agrisure corn rootworm trait to DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred. This deal could be worth over $400 million in cumulative payments, according to a news release from both companies....More
Dec 23, 2010

Challenge to RFS2 denied

A decision by a U.S. District Court of Appeals sends a clear signal to the market that "common-sense renewable goals established in the RFS2 program will be met."...More
Dec 20, 2010

Minimal impact from GLONASS launch failure

  A launch failure that sent three GLONASS satellites to the bottom the Pacific Ocean in early December is expected to have little impact on Corn Belt farmers who use sophisticated navigation technology that accesses the Russian satellite system....More
Dec 17, 2010

President Obama signs tax law, extends biofuels incentives for another year

An unnecessary subsidy or a necessity for boosting advanced biofuel technologies? Thoughts on the extension of tax incentives for biofuels vary widely....More
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