US: Trimble is planning to acquire the assets of privately held AGRI-TREND, Canada. The company operates the largest network of independent agricultural consultants in North America. The acquisition will allow Trimble to provide agronomists and other crop advisors with a stronger set of brand-agnostic tools they can use to advise growers on how to better manage their operations. The acquisition is expected to close in November 2015. "The combination of our advanced agricultural technical expertise and Trimble's exceptional precision agriculture tools provides us with a platform that will support production practices that are sustainable both from an environmental and financial perspective for today's farmers. We're excited to be a part of the future of agriculture, and we're pleased to work with the great people at Trimble,” said Rob Saik, Founder of AGRI-TREND.