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Cibus Launches Cibus Canola Grower Program
Program Rewards Farmers with Discounts and a Trip to San Diego
San Diego (December 23, 2015) Cibus, a leader in non-transgenic breeding and precision gene editing, announced today the launch of its 50-50-50-50 Grower Program. The program includes four different bonuses to farmers who either purchase and plant Cibus SU Canola (Sulfonylurea Tolerant) or sign a Cargill non-transgenic grain production contract. Rewards include a volume bonus, loyalty bonus, Cargill contract bonus and an expenses-paid trip to San Diego, with a tour of the Cibus labs and meeting with the company’s executive team. There are also incentives offered on future purchases.
“With the rollout of the Grower Program, Cibus gives farmers who haven’t had the opportunity to utilize Cibus Canola an extra incentive to do so, and rewards those who already use it,” said Dave Voss, Vice President, Commercial Development at Cibus. “This is a great offer for growers to increase total farm income by combining high quality canola hybrids, an innovative SU weed control system and premium grain contracts offered by Cargill West Fargo.”
Cibus, in partnership with Rotam, a fast growing international company in the crop protection industry, launched non-transgenic Cibus Canola in the United States in November 2014. Rotam also developed two effective weed control solutions specifically designed for use on Cibus Canola. Cibus Canola provides several important benefits for farmers: the Cibus Canola system eliminates the issue of glyphosate tolerant volunteer canola in soybean rotations; SU herbicide provides effective, economical, and easy-to-use weed control that helps manage glyphosate resistant weed issues; and Cibus Canola’s non-transgenic status provides growers with the opportunity to participate in premium market opportunities through Cargill West Fargo.
“Growers are really responding to Cibus Canola because it offers them a new alternative for weed control in canola,” Voss continued. “It has been developed to include not only exceptional broadleaf weed control, but also excellent crop safety in an economical and easy-to-use package. Cibus Canola is a breakthrough for farmers who want to see clear, long-lasting benefits to their crops.”
Cibus (www.cibus.com) is a leading precision gene editing company with a unique, patented technology for naturally modifying cell functions. With over 300 patents and patent applications, Cibus is a technology leader in the silent revolution in the development of non-transgenic traits. Its non-transgenic technology enables it access to global multibillion-dollar markets in agriculture, specialty chemicals, and human health. It offers a disruptive alternative to transgenic approaches. The Company has a worldwide presence, with subsidiaries in both Europe and North America, including Nucelis, its bio-industrials division, and a state of the art research and development center in San Diego, California. Cibus’ core purpose is to lead the transition to sustainable non-transgenic agricultural and industrial products and improved human health by harvesting nature’s natural diversity.