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Industry NewsMergers & Acquisitions: Land O’Lakes Tosses EFC Systems Some Cash
June 9, 2017
Land O’Lakes has made a minority equity investment in EFC Systems, an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and precision solution provider Read More
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Decision Support SoftwareBASF Fortifies Digital Farming Offer with ZedX Acquisition
April 27, 2017
BASF has signed an agreement to acquire US-based company ZedX, a leader in the development of digital agricultural intelligence. The Read More
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Data ManagementWaypoint Analytical, Highland Precision Ag Announce Strategic Alliance
January 9, 2017
Waypoint Analytical (WP), based in Memphis, TN, and Highland Precision Ag (HPA), based in Mulberry, FL, are pleased to announce Read More
Business ManagementClimate Corp. Acquires European FMIS Company
November 21, 2016
Today, The Climate Corp., a subsidiary of Monsanto Co., announced the acquisition of VitalFields, a European farm management software company Read More
Business ManagementOPINION: Climate Corp. is the Jewel in Bayer’s Monsanto Deal Crown
September 15, 2016
PERSPECTIVE: Over the next few days and weeks in the ag media space the major players will examine this latest Read More
Data ManagementCanadian Drone Service Outfit Expanding to U.S.
July 14, 2016
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV/drone) market is booming worldwide with the applications of this new technology being applied in many Read More
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Systems ManagementIowa Ag Tech Outfit Acquires Aeration Management Solutions
April 19, 2016
HTS Ag, a rapidly growing precision technology company in Iowa, is pleased to announce they have acquired the business assets Read More
Data ManagementQ&A: Trimble Clarifies Vision For AGRI-TREND Acquisition
November 13, 2015
Trimble’s announcement this week of the acquisition of Canadian independent consultant network AGRI-TREND raised quite a few eyebrows around the Read More
Grower Services & SolutionsTrimble Announces Canadian Ag Consultant Network Acquisition
November 10, 2015
Trimble announced that it will acquire the assets of privately held AGRI-TREND of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which operates the Read More
Data ManagementWinField: What Deere, Precision Planting Deal Means For Growers
November 6, 2015
On November 3, John Deere and The Climate Corporation announced that Deere would acquire the Precision Planting, LLC equipment business Read More
Systems ManagementDeere, Precision Planting Deal: 7 Things We Learned
November 3, 2015
Rather predictably, the recently announced John Deere acquisition of Monsanto’s Precision Planting raised plenty of eyebrows around the office Tuesday Read More
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Systems ManagementDeere Acquires European Planter Giant Monosem
November 2, 2015
Deere & Co. said today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Monosem, the European market leader in precision Read More
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GuidanceAgJunction, Novariant Merger Finalized
October 16, 2015
AgJunction today announced that it has completed the merger with Novariant, Inc.  , previously announced on March 16, 2015. With Read More
Data ManagementSyngenta Makes Data Play, Acquires Ag Connections
October 16, 2015
After a 14-year relationship, Syngenta is making Ag Connections a wholly-owned subsidiary to accelerate growth of digital solutions and enhance Read More
Systems ManagementTopcon Acquires NORAC Systems
June 10, 2015
Topcon Positioning Group announces the acquisition of NORAC Systems International, a pioneer and the world’s leading developer of ultrasonic sensing Read More
Specialty CropsTrimble Acquires Food Traceability Firm HarvestMark
April 23, 2015
Trimble announced today that it has acquired the assets of HarvestMark, a provider of food traceability and quality inspection solutions, Read More
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Business ManagementEFC Systems Acquires AgJunction’s Cloud Services Division
April 2, 2015
EFC Systems, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement for the purchase of AgJunction Inc.’s Cloud Services division. EFC Read More
Data ManagementTopcon Makes Play For Digi-Star
March 23, 2015
Topcon Positioning Group announces the acquisition of Digi-Star, a global leader in agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer, and harvest equipment manufacturers. Read More
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GuidanceAgJunction, Novariant Announce Merger
March 17, 2015
AgJunction has agreed to acquire Novariant through a merger transaction pursuant to which AgJunction will issue common shares to Novariant shareholders. Read More
Data ManagementClimate Corp. Acquires 640 Labs
December 9, 2014
The 640 Labs team will join The Climate Corporation, strengthening the company’s efforts to build the industry’s leading data science platform for farmers.   Read More
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Geosys, a provider of agronomic decision support tools, today launched Geosys Labs, a new program that will make its global Read More
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