Yearly Archives: 2009

One Last Look Back

As the calendar gets ready to turn, I’m certain many folks in the ag retail industry are looking back at 2009 and remembering what they lost during this most turbulent year. By now, you’ve probably seen all the key headlines from what analysts are calling The Great Recession. Massive inventory write-downs, lost sales volume, and

Crop Inputs: Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2009

CropLife covered its fair share of news related to crop inputs in 2009. But these 10 articles were the most popular. ARTICLE (pageviews) New Glyphosate Brand Launches (1695) Monsanto: New Roundup Pricing (1328) Monsanto, DuPont Dispute Roundup Ready Use (1066) Chemtura To Drop Crop Protection (1023) Approved Herbicide Under Fire (1003) Major Fertilizer Cuts Planned For

Meister Media Worldwide Realigns

Meister Media Worldwide, global communication and information center for specialized agriculture worldwide, has made several executive management changes to lead the company’s continued global growth and diversification. Meister Media Worldwide (MMW), global communication and information center for specialized agriculture worldwide, has made several executive management changes to lead the company’s continued global growth and diversification:

Precious Gifts

As I write this column, it’s a few short days until Christmas. Throughout my family, everyone is anxiously waiting Christmas day, when they can finally unwrap presents from loved ones and see if they got exactly what they asked (or longed) for. That’s the nature of the season. Across our industry, I’m sure a similar

Brandt Acquires Monterey AgResources

Brandt Consolidated, Inc., Springfield, IL, has acquired Monterey AgResources, headquartered in Fresno, CA. The agreement expands Brandt’s product base and geographic coverage, and enhances its ability to provide excellent customer service. The acquisition of Monterey AgResources fits Brandt’s aggressive corporate strategy providing superior representation, production and warehousing for customers throughout North America and around the

ASA: Act Now On Biodiesel Tax Incentive

With the biodiesel tax incentive set to expire on December 31, 2009, the American Soybean Association (ASA) says it is imperative that Congress extend the incentive before adjourning for the year. Specifically, ASA is urging that the biodiesel tax incentive extension be included in the pending the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations bill. The DoD

Soybean Herbicide Technology Under Review

Dow AgroSciences’ new herbicide tolerant soybean event, the second product incorporating a new family of herbicide tolerance traits, has been submitted to the USDA. This new family of traits developed by Dow AgroSciences provides superior weed control by partnering with and improving leading weed control systems to offer growers flexibility, convenience, and value. Submission of

CF Won’t Extend Financing For Terra Deal

A day after rival fertilizer maker Terra Industries again rebuffed its takeover bid, CF Industries said it will not seek to extend financing to complete an acquisition of the Sioux City-based company beyond the end of this year. CF’s $2.5 billion financing arrangement with Morgan Stanley is set to expire on Dec. 31. The company