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  • EPA approves Syngenta fungicide

    Sep 1, 2015

    Syngenta's SDHI fungicide Solatenol has received registration from EPA. First significant sales in the United States are expected in the 2016 season. Solatenol has already been launched in Latin America as ELATUS, offering growers performance against soybean rust, a devastating disease which can significantly impact yields. In the… Full Story »
  • Federal Register receives final version of food safety rule

    Aug 31, 2015

    In compliance with a court deadline, the FDA has submitted the final preventive controls rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act to the Federal Register for publication. Although the rules have been submitted, no details have yet been released. FDA said that documents submitted to the Federal… Full Story »
  • APHIS deregulates Simplot’s Generation Two Innate potato

    Aug 28, 2015

    The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service  (APHIS) has deregulated J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation Russet Burbank Innate potato. The second generation of Simplot’s Innate potato contains four traits: 1) reduced bruising and black spots; 2) reduced asparagine; 3) resistance to Late Blight; and… Full Story »
  • BREAKING: North Dakota judge blocks EPA’s water rule

    Aug 28, 2015

    According to media reports, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Obama administration’s water rule hours before it was due to take effect. Here’s more from The Hill:        Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota… Full Story »
  • Colorful potatoes may pack powerful cancer prevention punch

    Aug 27, 2015

    Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers. Baked purple-fleshed potatoes suppressed the growth of colon cancer tumors in petri dishes and in mice by targeting the cancer's… Full Story »
  • Syngenta reacts to Monsanto announcement

    Aug 26, 2015

    The Board of Syngenta confirms that it received a verbal proposal from Monsanto to acquire the company at a price of CHF245 in cash and a fixed ratio of 2.229 Monsanto shares per Syngenta share. At market close on August 25 this equated to a… Full Story »
  • Monsanto pulls out of Syngenta combination

    Aug 26, 2015

    While Monsanto continues to believe a combination with Syngenta would have created tremendous value for shareowners of both companies and farmers, Syngenta has communicated that Monsanto’s enhanced proposal did not meet Syngenta’s financial expectations. Without a basis for constructive engagement from Syngenta, Monsanto said it will continue to focus… Full Story »
  • TOMRA wins International Design Excellence Award

    Aug 26, 2015

    TOMRA Sorting Solutions’ Common User Interface (CUI) received this year´s International Design Excellence Award (IDEA). TOMRA’s CUI has been recognized with silver in the category “Digital Design.” Judging criteria were such as innovation, benefit to the user, responsibility, visual appeal and appropriate aesthetics. “To receive… Full Story »
  • WPC recognizes five industry leaders

    Aug 23, 2015

    The ninth annual World Potato Congress (WPC) recognized five individuals for their contribution to the development and progress of the global potato industry during the 2015 WPC at Yanqing, Beijing, China,. Albert T. Wada, chairman of Wada Farms, of Pingree, Idaho, and Neil C. Gudmestad,… Full Story »
  • Report: 43 percent of U.S. farms use computers for their business

    Aug 21, 2015

    Seventy percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to Internet, a 3 percent growth from 2013, according to the “Computer Usage and Ownership” report, released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) remained the… Full Story »

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