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Arysta LifeScience relocates to Research Triangle Park

Arysta LifeScience will relocate its global headquarters from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Cary, North Carolina, over the coming months. The company’s global headquarters will host key functional areas including Global R&D and Regulatory, Glo... more


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GAP training available for Latino farmworkers, growers

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host the first of several Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops in Spanish June 3-4. MSU Extension, in cooperation with Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), will be hosting GAP workshops in S... more


Monsanto board rejects Bayer’s $62 billion proposal

Monsanto's Board of Directors has unanimously viewed the Bayer proposal as incomplete and financially inadequate. The company, however, is open to continued and constructive conversations to assess whether a transaction in the best interest of Mon... more


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IT tools enhance global crop management strategies

Growing up in Uruguay — a country with four cows per every person — Virginia Pravia was immersed in the agriculture industry at an early age. During summers and holidays, Pravia watched as her family raised cattle and sheep and grew such crops as... more


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Growers brace for minimum wage hikes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted New York to become the first state in the nation to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure eventually passed, but California beat him to the mark – and other states have passed, or are considering, minimum... more


Bayer makes Monsanto $62 billion offer

Bayer has made an all-cash $62 billion offer to acquire Monsanto. Bayer would acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto Company for $122 per share. Bayer's proposal was submitted to Monsanto on May 10. Under t... more


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Diseases challenge Louisiana tomato season

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh has never seen so many different diseases of tomatoes in one season. Singh, known as the LSU AgCenter plant doctor because he’s director of the Plant Diagnostic Center, said of the seven diseases reported... more


Secretary Vilsack releases statement on organic sector report

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has released a statement on the Organic Trade Association's report that the organic sector posted its largest-ever dollar gain in 2015. Total organic product sales grew by $4.2 billion, reaching $43.3 billion. ... more


Monsanto confirms acquisition proposal by Bayer

Bayer has confirmed company executives recently met with executives of Monsanto to privately discuss a negotiated acquisition of Monsanto. "The proposed combination would reinforce Bayer as a global innovation-driven Life Science company with lead... more


Sandea supplemental label reduces pre-harvest interval on cucumber

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a new Supplemental Label for Sandea (halosulfuron) on cucumbers, cantaloupes, Honeydews and Crenshaw melons. The pre-harvest interval (PHI) for cucumber has been reduced to 14 days. The PHIs... more



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