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  • Grain elevators are seen contrasted against a bright blue sky
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    CHS buys 8 grain facilities from Cargill

    The agricultural cooperative said the deal will help its farmers better compete in the global marketplace.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Agtech Seedlings: BioLumic laser-focused on lowering cattle emissions; Edible Garden upbeat about Q1

    Also in this week’s farm technology news: a new fertilizer tool developed by university scientists could save farmers millions of dollars annually.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture Dive

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture Dive staff
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    Del Monte Foods reports emissions reduction, sets net-zero goal for 2050

    The food producer and distributor has expanded regenerative agriculture practices and lowered its fertilizer use through advancements in seed breeding.

    By Zoya Mirza • April 19, 2024
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    Industry groups urge USDA to reverse cancellation of critical livestock reporting

    The department also ended a cotton survey as well as county-level crop reports and estimates, citing budgetary constraints.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Cargill partners with Purina to expand regenerative agriculture in pet food

    The collaboration aims to improve the Nestlé division’s grain supply chain and Cargill’s work with farmers to implement eco-friendly practices.

    By April 18, 2024
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    General Mills plans to cut dairy emissions 40% by end of decade

    The cereal giant is more than halfway to its goal of enrolling 1 million acres in its regenerative agriculture plan, according to its latest corporate sustainability report.

    By Chris Casey • April 18, 2024
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    USDA predicts lower crop prices for key commodities in 2024

    Reduced returns for corn and soybeans come as the department predicts higher prices for cattle and poultry.

    By April 16, 2024
  • The ADM logo is seen on the company's headquarters building.
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    Suspended ADM CFO’s pay ticked up in 2023 to $4.5M

    The majority of Vikram Luthar’s pay package for last year came from $3.4 million in stock awards, according to Archer Daniels Midland’s proxy filing.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • April 15, 2024
  • Bayer is considering structural changes amid Q2 earnings declines, weighed down by sales of Roundup and other glyphosate products.
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    Bayer leads new group to defend herbicide glyphosate

    The agrochemical giant and 60 other organizations are pledging to work with policymakers and advocate for the continued use of the controversial weedkiller.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Column

    Agtech Seedlings: Amazon backs methane capture startup | Agco unveils precision ag brand PTx

    Also in this week's farm technology news: ADM and Solugen break ground on a biomanufacturing facility, plus Ginkgo Bioworks bolsters its microbial development pipeline.

    By April 12, 2024
  • A harvester works a field in a village east of Moscow.
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    Russia seizes assets of agricultural firm AgroTerra

    The move follows similar operational seizures of Western companies such as Danone and Carlsberg.

    By April 10, 2024
  • Roundup weed-killing products are on sale at a home improvement store in 2018.
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    Judge cuts Bayer’s $1.5B Roundup verdict by more than 60%

    The crop sciences giant is ramping up its legal defense to fight mounting litigation, which has weighed its business.

    By April 9, 2024
  • Rows of green crops are seen against the backdrop of a drought-stricken landscape
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    Deep Dive

    Drying up: Can desert farms survive a changing climate?

    As heat waves and water shortages threaten the future of agriculture in the U.S. Southwest, innovations in technology and plant breeding could help crops continue to bloom.

    By Alexandra Jones • April 8, 2024
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    SEC stays climate-risk disclosure rule as it works through legal challenges

    The agency maintains that the regulation is within the agency’s authority and said it “will continue vigorously defending the Final Rules’ validity in court.”

    By Lamar Johnson • April 5, 2024
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    Pesticide deadly to honeybees could see a requiem in Vermont

    Farmers coat seeds with neonicotinoid pesticides as a guardrail against invasive pests, but researchers have found that the chemical does little to move the needle on crop yields.

    By David Silverberg • April 4, 2024
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    At the Panama Canal: Booking slots open up at a waterway on the mend

    The canal authority increased daily booking slots to 27, improving efficiencies for ships carrying corn, soybeans and other agricultural products.

    By Shefali Kapadia • April 1, 2024
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    Agtech Seedlings: BrightFarms owner wants to scale indoor farming with new concept

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Bayer and Trinity partner to advance regenerative agriculture monitoring, and two precision farm startups secure fresh funding.

    By March 29, 2024
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    Dole calls off sale of fresh vegetables division amid DOJ opposition

    The Justice Department said the $293 million cash deal with Fresh Express, announced in January 2023, would have reduced competition and led to higher prices.

    By Christopher Doering • March 28, 2024
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    Corn growers disappointed in EPA vehicle emissions rule

    Farm groups say the agency’s focus on electric vehicles ignores the benefits of biofuels and will hurt rural communities.

    By Michael Brady , March 26, 2024
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    Nestlé launches pair of initiatives to decarbonize cocoa supply chain

    The global food company said its new projects aim to promote agroforestry and accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture. 

    By Zoya Mirza • March 25, 2024
  • Agtech Seedlings: Amazon’s AWS partners on AI-powered crop management tool

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Origin develops high-yield corn through gene-editing, and Bayer continues research into biofungicides.

    By March 22, 2024
  • The U.S. flag is seen in front of a grain silo
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    China’s threat to US agriculture goes beyond farmland, lawmakers say

    With Congress looking to take on the world's largest commodity buyer, some warn of the potential impacts on trade relations.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Corteva launches innovation hub for agtech startups

    Catalyst aims to expand the seed company’s research pipeline and identify transformative new technologies for growers.

    By March 21, 2024
  • A farmer bends over to tend to a seedling in a vast, brown field.
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    Food companies see revenue boost from sustainable agriculture investments: study

    Businesses that transformed their supply chains due to pressures from regulators and consumers also saw a financial benefit, a Deloitte and NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business survey showed.

    By March 20, 2024
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    DOE estimates US can nearly double energy derived from waste

    A new report identifies major opportunities to capture biofuels from anaerobic digesters and agricultural residue. 

    By Jacob Wallace • March 20, 2024