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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
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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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    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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    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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Kansas State teams with Australia agtech accelerator on farm innovation

    The partnership is designed to foster research and development between the two countries on a range of technologies, including pollination robots.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Budweiser maker first to adopt new ‘US Farmed’ consumer label

    Anheuser-Busch will be a "first-mover" in an effort by the American Farmland Trust to highlight CPG products with ingredients primarily sourced from domestic farms.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Opinion

    Multiply partnerships to tackle food security this National Ag Day

    Farmers and food companies need to leverage their relationship to address one of the world’s most pressing problems, writes Tony Mellenthin, a Wisconsin soybean farmer.

    By Tony Mellenthin • March 19, 2024
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    US wheat exports to plunge as China cancels orders

    Drought has led to a decline in cereal grain supplies, putting pressure on prices and curtailing demand from key buyers.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Food industry looks to scale regenerative agriculture despite weakened climate rules

    Danone and other companies say collaboration — not regulation — will be key to lowering emissions and transforming the way their products are grown. 

    By March 18, 2024
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    Agtech Seedlings: Bayer tests generative AI in farming

    Also in this week's agriculture technology news: Farmers Business Network's lending unit finances over $1 billion in loans, and Source.ag launches an autonomous tool for irrigation control.

    By Agriculture Dive staff • March 15, 2024
  • A tractor with a sign that says "No Farm, No Food" leads a caravan of protesters down a street in Wales.
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    Manure is hitting the walls as farm protests build around the world

    The animated outcries, sparked by Ukrainian grain import measures last year and fueled by a complex set of farmer frustrations, are picking up steam in major agricultural regions.

    By David Silverberg • March 14, 2024