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
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 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
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