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U.S. Farm Equipment Exports Continue Decline at Midyear
Exports of U.S.-made agricultural equipment at midyear 2016 dropped 12 percent overall compared to the first half of 2015, for a total $3.54 billion shipped to global markets. Europe and Central America continued to show growth, with the double-digit declines in other world regions led by Asia and South America, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Department of Commerce data it uses in global market reports for members.

Abbott & Cobb Announces Licensing Agreement with Syngenta
Abbott & Cobb announced that it has completed a long-term agreement to license A&C’s patented technology, SuperSeedWare, to Syngenta Seeds for worldwide use in sweet corn varieties.
Syngenta will begin to introgress SSW technology into its proprietary sweet corn genetics. 

Anuvia Expands into Agriculture
Anuvia Plant Nutrients is growing its facility and staff to expand into agriculture. The company is building a new $100 million production plant in Orange County, Fla.