AGCO announced last week it had reached a deal to acquire central Illinois-based Precision Planting LLC, a specialty equipment business based in Tremont owned by The Climate Corp. (TCC), a subsidiary of Monsanto Co.
Specialty crop growers find themselves on the opposite side of opinion on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from many agriculture producers, as trade with Mexico has caused dramatic reductions in specialty crops across the United States.
Bipartisan effort saves Illinois’ NCAUR from budget trimming
It took a bipartisan effort from Illinois Congressional representatives – with help from the farm sector – to save the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Peoria “Ag Lab” from falling victim to cuts proposed in President Trump’s budget proposal.
Funding to Michigan business to finance high-pressure food center
The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development has voted to award a $150,000 grant to Great Lakes HPP to develop a high-pressure food processing (HPP) center and food innovation center at its Taylor location.