February 24, 2018 6:22 AM ET

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Company Overview of J.R. Simplot Company

Company Overview

J.R. Simplot Company engages in seed production, farming, fertilizer manufacturing, frozen-food processing, and food brands and distribution businesses. The company offers crop protection, crop nutrition, seed, and specialty products and services for farmers in the United States; produces and retails frozen, canned, and fresh food products through stores in the United States; and manufactures and distributes dry and liquid fertilizers, and crop nutrition products in the Western United States. It also distributes specialty pest management, plant nutrient, and maintenance products, as well as turf colorants, spray adjuvants, soil surfactants, and turf and ornamental plant management products t...

999 Main Street

Suite 1300

Boise, ID 83702

United States

Founded in 1923





Key Executives for J.R. Simplot Company

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 63
President of Agribusiness Group
Vice President and Treasurer
Vice President of Public Relations
Vice President of Mining & Manufacturing for Agribusiness Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

J.R. Simplot Company Key Developments

MvMVAC Chemical Corporation Announces Collaboration with the J. R. Simplot Company

American Vanguard Corporation announced its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation is announced a collaboration with the J. R. Simplot Company to field test AMVAC’s proprietary SIMPAS™ prescriptive application equipment. SIMPAS stands for Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System. This technology enables Simplot Grower Solutions (SGS), a division of the J. R. Simplot Company and leading full-service agronomic input supplier, to test-run the application equipment as part of SGS’s comprehensive services to their growers. SIMPAS allows growers to apply multiple differentiated products to only the portion of the fields needing specific inputs. This is possible by using SmartCartridge™ container technology that uses on-the-row RFID-tagged containers for application. The collaboration allows AMVAC to install hardware and software at select SGS retail locations in order for those retailers to handle and process the SmartCartridges used by SIMPAS equipment to prescriptively apply products. SGS will then be able to perform pre-commercially testing of AMVAC’s SIMPAS and SmartCartridge hardware and software at multiple SGS locations during the 2018 crop cycle in anticipation of AMVAC’s soft launch of the technology in 2019.

J.R. Simplot Co. Enters into Partnership with Spensa Technologies Inc. to Build Simplot Advisor Platform

J.R. Simplot Co. has entered into a partnership with Spensa Technologies Inc. to build the Simplot Advisor Platform. Spensa's precision agriculture technologies will power the Simplot Advisor Platform, which will be a component of Simplot's SmartFarm. The platform will collect and analyze digital data for zone management, scouting, trapping and imagery while providing Simplot a way to enhance the portfolio of SmartFarm(R) Precision Ag Services through the use of digital data as a tool to improve agronomic decision making. From planting to harvest, Simplot SmartFarm provides insights, products and services intended to maximize farming operations. The real-time advanced technologies of Simplot's SmartFarm, especially with the introduction of the new Simplot Advisor Platform, provide unique data that allows advisers to make fine-tuned adjustments with the goals of increasing yield and quality, improving profitability, and remaining environmentally responsible.

Cool Planet Partners with J.R. Simplot Company to Distribute Innovative Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon Product to Improve Soil Health

Cool Planet announced a new distribution agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company. Simplot will serve as a distributor for Cool Terra throughout the Western United States and portions of the Midwest. Simplot will commit resources to support and sell the Cool Terra product in production and specialty-crop agriculture, as well as in the turf, nursery, and landscape markets. Simplot has also chosen to join Cool Planet's newly formed Soil Health Advisory Council (SHAC). The purpose of the council is to help Cool Planet explore and maximize opportunities to utilize Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon as a means of improving the health of soils while also serving as a carrier and an organic structural environment for microbial and nutrient-based solutions.

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