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Two companies supplied more than half of corn, soybean, and cotton seeds in 2018-20

Corteva and Bayer—two giant agricultural seed providers—accounted for more than half the U.S. retail seed sales of corn, soybeans, and cotton in 2018–20. Through gradual concentration, today four firms (Bayer, Corteva, ChemChina’s Syngenta Group, and BASF) control the majority of crop seed and agricultural chemical sales. In 2015, six firms led global markets for seeds […]

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Grain buyers offer contracts to grow organic and non-GMO grains in 2024

Grain buyers offer contracts to grow organic and non-GMO grains in 2024 The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2024: Clark Specialty Grains Gothenburg, NE Phone: 308-537-2004 Email: Contact:Jim Clark Contracts offered:Organic and conventional food-grade non-GMO yellow, white, blue, and pink corn.   Clarkson Grain Cerro […]

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Ciranda welcomes new VP of Sales and Food Safety Manager

Ciranda, North American provider of certified organic, non‐GMO, and Fair Trade food ingredients, announces the addition of two new team members. Carol Willenbring assumes the role of Vice President of Sales; Jessica Belz is the new Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager. Willenbring has deep experience in sales/marketing strategy and execution with Fortune 500 […]

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Africa emerges as leading organic soybean supplier to U.S.

With the curtailing of organic soy imports from India, Africa has emerged as the leading exporter of organic soybeans to the U.S. This is according to a new white paper by Argus, “Africa rising: The new global landscape of organic soy.” During 2022-2023, U.S. imports of African organic soybeans reached 68,000 tons, more than double […]

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Record harvest leading to strong supplies of organic corn and soybeans

Strong supplies are expected to keep bearish pressure on organic commodity prices as the market moves into the 2023/24 marketing year, according to Mercaris November 2023 Commodity Market Outlook. U.S. organic soybean markets are expected to see record supplies over the start of 2023/24 as record carryover stock combine with a near record harvest. “The […]

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