Acquisitions within the crop protection business have become the norm. In an interview with the Red River Farm Network, UPL’s head of North American business operations Craig Brekkus said that may be changing. “You get to a point where the opportunity for mergers and acquisitions gets less and so our approach today is a collaborative approach.” UPL’s OpenAg effort is an example. “Looking at real-time solutions, we know we can’t do it alone. At the end of the day, we’re just one manufacturer and there’s a lot of opportunity to collaborate and create solutions for growers so I think the future is really around partnerships. The way that we can add value and agriculture together.” The full interview with Craig Brekkus can be found on the Red River Farm Network website.
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