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Business Briefs - Sept. 26, 2012
National algae testing center open to all members
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The National Algae Assoc. (NAA) is pleased to announce it opened its new Testing Center. 

This first-of-its-kind initiative has been ongoing as a part of NAA’s algae production incubator program to assist new algae startup companies interested in testing their commercial photobioreactors, harvesting and extraction systems before entering the algae production industry.

For further information contact the NAA at 4747 Research Forest Dr., Suite 180 The Woodlands, Texas 77381; 936-321-1125; or

Faegre Baker Daniels Food and Beverage ranked nationally

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The food litigation and regulatory practice at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP received a national ranking in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
The firm was ranked among the best in the nation in the Food and Beverages: Regulatory and Litigation category, along with only seven other national firms. Faegre Baker Daniels’ food litigation and regulatory practice represents some of the world’s leading food companies and is supported by the firm’s national food and agriculture industry team, which comprises more than 150 lawyers.

Monty’s adds Agrihance to growing list of brands
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Monty’s Plant Food Co., manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement and specialty products for the agriculture industry, continues to expand its offerings.

The company recently received trademark privileges from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Agrihance. Agrihance, a line of nutrient management products, was introduced by Monty’s last fall. The program features three products – Agrihance-S, -V and -R – to promote growth from planting to harvest during key growth stages.
Founded in 1997, Monty’s also offers plant and soil products for horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries.