Industry News | 12-17-2018

Header Merck Acquires Antelliq for $2.37B to Bolster Animal Health Business

Keniworth-based Merck announced Friday it plans to acquire Antelliq, a French company that provides digital animal identification for livestock, for about 2.1 billion euros ($2.37 billion) to bolster its animal health business.
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Resumed Soybean Sales to China Buoy U.S. Farmers

The resumption of soybean sales to China last week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid.
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2019 World Ag Expo Top-10 New Product Winners Announced

A large and impressive field of cutting-edge, cost-saving, and resource-managing products were submitted for the contest by exhibitors of the largest annual agricultural show of its kind. The competition is conducted annually by the International Agri-Center, in conjunction with World Ag Expo, which draws more than 1,400 exhibitors and an estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries.
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Header Organic Food Is Worse for the Climate Than Non-Organic Food

Organic food has a larger impact on the climate than conventional food because of the greater area of land required to farm it. A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature found that farming organic food can result in much higher emissions than non-organic farming.
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The SCN Coalition Recommends Using Soil Test Results to Develop a Management Strategy

The SCN Coalition encourages soybean farmers who "took the test to beat the pest" this fall to develop a soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management strategy for the 2019 growing season.
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