Matthew J. Grassi

State of the Agricultural Seed Market: Playing Out the M&A String

The current state of the domestic ag seed industry is one of well-positioned strength, as evidenced by the […]

New Data Indicates Farm Runoff Primary Cause of Lake Erie Algal Blooms

This summer was the third largest algal bloom outbreak in the history of Lake Erie. It was so […]

ARA 2017: FBN Makes its Case for Industry Acceptance (OPINION)

The annual ag retail leadership winter retreat known as the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference and Expo took […]

Monsanto Presses Pause on NemaStrike Seed Treatment for 2018

Monsanto’s Brian Naber, U.S. commercial operations lead, has issued an open letter detailing the circumstances surrounding the St. […]

Custom Blends: Safeguard a Grower’s Seed Investment

Traited seed is easily the highest fixed-cost input among soybean and cereal crops growers, according to a study […]

Direct-to-Grower Independent Seed Retailer Launched

A direct-to-growers seed company is entering the market with the mission of providing growers with custom-crafted seed offerings […]

Farmers Business Network: Baron Provides Update on FBN Direct

The current state of domestic ag chemical distribution cannot be fully assessed without taking stock of its biggest […]

Monsanto ‘Dicamba Summit’ Reportedly Causing Consternation in Ag Science Community

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, some scientists — including widely respected University of Missouri professor Kevin […]

AgBiome Receives EPA Approval for Fungicide

AgBiome announced today that Howler fungicide received registration from EPA. The first product to be marketed by AgBiome Innovations […]

AGCO Intros New RoGator C Series Sprayers

AGCO introduces the RoGator C Series self-propelled row crop applicators and all-new LiquidLogic system, which will make its public […]

Weed Scientist: Dicamba Label Too Complex?

With Monsanto Co’s latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over […]

Monsanto’s Fraley Addresses Dicamba Situation in Open Letter to Farmers

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley — a man who has seemingly been at the center of Monsanto’s […]

GPS Auto Steer: Innovating in a Mature Market

In the world of Big IRON, GPS auto steer has closely mirrored the evolutionary path of consumer GPS […]

NPR: Dicamba Damage Continues Spread in South

Two weeks ago, in a remarkable move, the State Plant Board of Arkansas voted to ban the sale […]

Midwestern BioAg Hosts TerraNu Fertilizer Plant Opening (w/Q&A)

Last Friday, Midwestern BioAg was joined by over 80 local farmers, media and staff to celebrate the grand […]

Monsanto’s First HPPD Herbicide Garners EPA Approval in Field & Seed Corn

Monsanto announced today that EPA has federally approved Harness MAX Herbicide, the first herbicide in the Monsanto portfolio […]

Trump’s EPA Appointee Dismisses Half of Major Scientific Review Board at Agency

(Via EPA has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signal […]

EPA OKs Monsanto NemaStrike Technology in Row Crops

Monsanto Co. announced that the U.S. EPA issued registration for tioxazafen, which is branded as NemaStrike Technology. This […]

Fortune: Inside China’s $43 Billion Bid for Food Security

(Via The worst famine in human history occurred in China from 1959 to 1961. An estimated 34 […]

Trump Targets Agriculture with Latest Executive Order

(Via President Donald Trump on Tuesday took executive action in an effort to help grow the domestic […]