Industry News | 3-4-2019

Nufarm Acquires Trunemco Nematode Management Seed Treatment from BASF

Nufarm announced the acquisition of Trunemco, a global nematode management seed treatment solution with a first-of-its-kind patented combination of a microorganism and biochemical to defend against a broad spectrum of damaging nematode species. Trunemco will be developed and commercialized in a number of key global markets, and is expected to be launched this year in the United States, pending registration by the U.S. EPA.
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Minnesota Dairy Farmers Dump Milk Because of Snow Buildup

Some Minnesota dairy farmers are being forced to dump their milk after heavy snowfall obstructed roads and damaged farms. The Twin Cities saw the snowiest February on record with 39 inches of snow. The buildup of snowfall last month is causing some farm structures to buckle, adding to the problems dairies already face after years of low milk prices.
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AMVAC Enters Agreement to Purchase Selected Willowood USA Products

American Vanguard Corporation through its principal operating subsidiary. AMVAC, has entered into an agreement for the purchase of selected product lines and related inventory from Willowood USA, LLC which has sought approval of the transaction with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court under Rule 363.
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USDA Will Proceed Slowly on Industrial Hemp

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp production, but it is likely to be 2020 before the USDA produces the regulatory framework for the new crop, said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday.
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DCI March Contractor Spotlight on Brent Fedders

The success of Direct Contact can be directly attributed to our contractors, that hardworking and dedicated group of individuals who tackle the field work on each of our projects. Each month, Direct Contact, Inc. presents a Spotlight feature to show our appreciation and recognize the efforts of our dedicated contractors on the DCI/DRI team, this month we are pleased to feature Brent Fedders.
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