Upstream Ag Insights - December 18th 2022
Essential news and analysis for agribusiness leaders
Welcome to the 149th edition of Upstream Ag Insights!
This is the final edition of Upstream Ag Insights for 2022.
The first edition of 2023 is scheduled to come out Sunday, January 15th (Note: If there are any major events or topics the first week of January I will send out the first edition January 8th).
I am fortunate to continue to meet readers, learn from founders and industry experts and get exposed to the individuals working to advance the agriculture industry each and every week.
I know everyone can spend their time doing a host of other things so I appreciate everyone that opens the emails, reads the editions and shares with their friends and colleagues each week.
Thanks to everyone for the continued support of Upstream Ag Insights in 2022! I don’t take your attention for granted and look forward to continuing to navigate the industry in 2023.
Index for the week:
Product Intros Highlight The Future of Meristem Crop Performance
Novozymes and Chr. Hansen to Combine and Create a Leading Global Biosolutions Partner
Get the Lay of the Land with the Ag Value Chain
Be Your Own Futurist
Semios Founder Steps Down as CEO
Trimble Agrees to Acquire Transporeon for $2 Billion
Change in Direction: Corteva’s Digital Future
Upstream Ag Insights Best of 2022
Why Competitive Advantages Die
To “Prove” the Future
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to every one!
1. Product Intros Highlight The Future of Meristem Crop Performance - The Daily Scoop
Meristem Crop Performance continues to do innovative things within the industry. Not just in the technology within the products, but how they go to market and enable other players in the market. Specifically, they have launched an Advanced Concentrate System from Meristem Retail Platform Services, bringing adjuvant manufacturing closer to the point of sale.
This is a trend that is growing across the globe in all industries. Take The Production Boards company, Cana, a molecular beverage printer for the home focused on decentralized manufacturing as one non-ag example. I have talked about this trend within agriculture as well with distributed production of inputs like nitrogen, microbes and even synthetic crop protection products.
The benefits are multi pronged: