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  • Monsanto Invests $6.5M in Online Grain Marketplace Startup

    FarmLead, a leading online grain marketplace, received $6.5 million in Series A funding from Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV) to support the Canadian firm’s expansion into the U.S. market and the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Chicago, the company announced March 20. The firm also secured...

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  • Meatless Burger Firm Opens Large-Scale Production Facility

    The producer of an innovative meatless hamburger product, Impossible Foods, opened the firm’s first large-scale production facility in East Oakland, CA on Wednesday, the Bay area company announced by press release. Intended to produce 1 million lb of Impossible Burger products per month, the...

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  • Millington Appointed Managing Director of Vortex Global Ltd

    Vortex announces the appointment of Laurence Millington as managing director of the company’s operations in Darlington, UK. Millington will take over the role from Travis Young, who has overseen Vortex’s international operations since 2008. After nine years of managing the company...

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  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Markets Accelerated in February

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose a strong 0.6 percent in February. This follows an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in January. Volumes have generally been moving up since May. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month...

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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Releases Job Outlook for Mechanical Engineers

    Experienced and future mechanical engineers take note - The future looks bright. This new Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) whitepaper examines the the employment outlook for mechanical engineers in the United States through 2024, offering a glimpse at opportunities in the field in the...

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  • BASF to Build Supercomputer for Chemical Research with HP

    Seeking to build one of the world’s largest supercomputers for industrial chemical research, BASF is partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP) to develop a version of HP’s HPE Apollo 6000 system that will be used to digitize the German firm’s global research efforts, BASF...

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  • ADM Opens Flavor Creation and Innovation Center in Sydney

    A new, 600-sq-m flavor creation and customer service center was opened by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in Sydney on Tuesday, the Chicago-based company announced by press release. “We are growing our capabilities in the Australia New Zealand region so we can offer customers the full...

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  • Fire Crews Rescue Quarry Worker Trapped in Pit

    A worker was rescued by fire crews at the Hi Grade Materials plant in Lucerne Valley, CA Tuesday after becoming caught in an underground pit while clearing a jam in a conveyor system, several local news organizations reported. According to the Victorville Daily Press, the San Bernardino County...

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  • BASF Invests $270M in Texas Herbicide Plant Expansion

    BASF opened an expanded facility in Beaumont, TX to support efforts to increase production of dicamba, the active ingredient in the German firm’s newest herbicide product, Eugenia, the company announced Tuesday. “We are proud of our world-scale production facilities in Beaumont and of...

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  • GEAPS Announces Registration for Grain Operations Courses

    Registration is now open for four online grain operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program.  Running from April 24 to May 26, and registration closes April 18. Courses are open to anyone, even...

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