BPIA Welcomes New Members:

Blue Norther Investments

Blue Norther Investments is a holding company and professional consulting firm based in the Dallas, Texas area. Since 2012 the company has operated and invested in areas as diverse as agriculture, healthcare, real estate, multimedia advertising and oil & gas services. Today we focus primarily on the agricultural sector. Our “virtual team” consists of professionals from agronomy, crop protection, manufacturing, product development, real estate, finance, creative & marketing and information technology. Depending on the project, we assemble the correct team to help our clients achieve an exceptional level of clarity and vision for the opportunity at hand.

McCain Foods

About McCain Foods USA McCain Foods USA is a leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products for the foodservice markets, retail grocery chains and private label brands in restaurants and supermarket freezers across the country. McCain Foods USA Inc., headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, employs 4,000 people and operates production facilities in Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin. For more information, visit https://www.mccainusafoodservice.com. About McCain Foods  McCain Foods is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products and supplies french fries, potato specialties, appetizers and desserts to retail and foodservice customers around the globe. McCain is the international leader in the frozen food industry, employing over 21,000 people and operating 52 production facilities on six continents. McCain Foods USA Inc., headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, employs 4,000 people and operates production facilities in Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin. For more information, visit https://www.mccain.com.

Lavie Bio Ltd

Lavie Bio, a subsidiary of Evogene (NASDAQ, TASE: EVGN), aims to improve food quality, agricultural sustainability and productivity through the introduction of microbiome based ag-biological products. Lavie’s unique approach utilizes a proprietary computational predictive technology, leveraging big data and advanced informatics for the design of microbiome-based products. Lavie’s product candidate pipeline of bio-stimulants and bio-pesticides addresses major needs in row crops such as corn and wheat as well as specialty crops such as grapes. For more information on the company, please visit: https://www.lavie-bio.com/.

Exacto, Inc.

Exacto, Inc. has nearly four decades of experience engineering sustainable agronomic solutions and producing private label products for several industry segments including Agriculture, Turf & Ornamental, and Industrial Vegetation Management.  

TrueAlgae

Revolutionizing Algae from Cultivation to Utilization TrueAlgaeTM brings the multi-faceted benefits of natural, regenerative, sustainable microalgae to the agriculture community. We provide farmers micronutrient dense algae products to nourish the soil, providing improvements in soil quality, more vigorous root systems, significant crop yield increases and longer shelf life. Our simply elegant technology is scalable, modular and closed-looped, providing a consistent, natural, organic and efficient way to grow microalgae. Because of this fast and low-cost production system TrueAlgae™ can reach many markets including agriculture, animal feed, human nutrition and environmental clean-up.    

Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, LLC

Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, LLC is a manufacturer of specialty agricultural products including adjuvants, biostimulants, micronutrients, foliar, water soluble fertilizers and crop production aids that help improve crop yields and quality. At Miller we’ve been solving the tough problems for growers globally, for over 80 years. Leading the way with science, experience and education, we develop products specifically engineered to deliver superior results, one crop at a time.  

Pebble Labs

Pebble Labs, based in Los Alamos, New Mexico, is a biotechnology company focusing on providing solutions to pests and pathogens affecting agriculture and aquaculture as an alternative to the use of chemical pesticides and antibiotics. Our proprietary technology platform (Directed Biotics) uses microbes to deliver targeted RNAi to plants and animals precisely and cost effectively. Pebble Labs is thereby dedicated to creating safe, sustainable solutions for global food security issues.

ERM

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We work with the world's leading organizations, delivering innovative solutions and helping them to understand and manage their sustainability challenges. To do this, we have more than 5,500 people in over 40 countries and territories working out of more than 160 offices. For nearly 50 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts.

Faegre Drinker

Faegre Drinker is a top 50 full-service law firm designed for clients, with more than 1,300 attorneys, consultants and professionals in 21 locations in the United States, London and Shanghai. Clients are at the start — and the heart — of everything we do. As advisers to many of the world’s leading food and agribusiness companies since 1912, our team of 150+ food and agribusiness attorneys understands the legal, regulatory and business challenges our clients confront on an everyday basis. We partner with our clients to develop and execute strategies related to the science, economics, markets, government regulation, dispute resolution and public relations aspects of the field-to-plate cycles. When disputes, regulatory changes or product recalls emerge, our regulatory and litigation teams provide peace of mind as clients implement new compliance protocols or tackle high-stakes litigation. And our colleagues at Faegre Drinker Consulting support clients on the regulatory issues and affairs that impact food and agribusiness stakeholders. Our culture is firmly rooted in relentless client focus and mutual trust that empowers collaboration. We listen to understand our clients’ priorities and pressure points. We bring our clients fresh ideas that work. And we deliver excellence — without arrogance. We are committed to our communities and to building a diverse and inclusive firm that reflects those communities and our clients.

Eurofins BioDiagnostics, Inc

Eurofins BioDiagnostics, Inc. (EBDI) is an analytical testing company, focused on seed, plant, animal and microbial testing. We are committed to understanding the needs of our customers and delivering value through accurate and timely results. We believe in constant improvement and optimization through innovation in agricultural product testing. We provide a portfolio of analytical services specifically designed for biological products. As a third-party laboratory, we can support our clients during the screening process of biological agents, design assays for identification, conduct viability and compatibility studies for seed testing and provide greenhouse efficacy studies. Thanks to the worldwide network of Eurofins laboratories we can also provide a wide variety of additional testing to support efforts in any type of biological product (biocontrol, biostimulants and biofertilizers).