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Acquisition - USA
Deere acquires King Agro, a manufacturer of carbon fiber technology products
Both companies agreed to develop and distribute carbon fiber booms for John Deere application equipment in agriculture.

Training - Kenya
Students begin studies in Africa’s first-ever junior management agribusiness training program
AGCO Agribusiness Qualification set to bring young talent into the agricultural value chain

Seeds - Norway
Svalbalrd Global Seed Vault celebrates 10 years
Over 1 million unique crop varieties now held in Seed Vault.

Exports - New Zealand
NZ kiwifruit industry set to gain in Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
The CPTPP will create significant value for the industry by eliminating tariffs on kiwifruit exports into all 11 Asia-Pacific signatory nations.

Vegetable Health - USA
Why are weeds so competitive with crops?
Weeds can grow in inhospitable places, have greater resistances than other plants and sophisticated reproduction and dispersion systems.

Acknowledgment - USA
AGCO’s Jackson Operations Manufacturing Center Named 2017 IndustryWeek Best Plants Winner
Lean Initiatives, Mixed Model Manufacturing and Glass Technology Leads to Greater Quality, Efficiency for Farm Equipment Manufacturer.

Awards - USA
ICAA and ASA name Harold Watters as International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year
This award recognizes “best of boots on the ground” in agriculture.

Grants - USA
USA launches a cost share payment program for cotton farmers to boost the national market
US cotton producers face high costs of inputs and infrastructure that slow their growth capacity.

Normative - Romania
Romania begins the process for the recognition of economic operators of sugar production
Sugar beet growers may benefit from subsidies if they are linked to a recognized sugar factory.

Brexit - UK
United Kingdom consults its agricultural sector about the future English agrarian policy
This consultation will last 10 weeks and will shape a series of measures that will be applied 50 years after the Brexit.

Congresses - Estonia
Agroforum Mare Balticum will take place on 17-19 April
The main topic of this forum will be digital future of global agriculture.

Forecast - Australia
Sunny five-year outlook for Australian agriculture
From 2018–19 to 2022–23 the gross value of farm production is forecast to increase by an average of around 1.2 per cent per year.

Research - Holland
Dutch researchers seek the best area for growing crops on Mars
The research highlights that the best places for cultivation are some of those already used for the landing of ships.

Vegetable Health - USA
Monsanto launches a website with details on mandatory dicamba training sessions
The company is providing hundreds of free training sessions to help reinforce proper use of low-volatility dicamba herbicides.



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