ChemChina Deal Deemed Fair by Syngenta

Syngenta releases its fairness opinion related to its proposed acquisition by ChemChina. ChemChina has offered to acquire 100% of the outstanding share capital of Syngenta at a price of USD 465...
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World Health Organization Edited Data on Pesticide, Investigation Finds

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion...

R. Foley Services Expands Staff and Services

R. Foley  Services, LLC (RFS Global) announces the expansion of its global evaluation, consulting, and planning resources with the addition of Paul E. Rensner, PhD. Rensner has a career...

Valent BioSciences Acquires Mycorrhizal Applications Inc

Valent BioSciences Corporation, a developer of biorational products, has acquired Mycorrhizal Applications Inc., the world’s largest producer of mycorrhizal fungal inoculum. “The acquisition of Mycorrhizal Applications will allow us to...

Bayer Outlines Its Vision for the Future of Agriculture

Joined by farming stakeholders, academia, NGOs and industry experts from around the globe, Bayer outlined its vision for the future of agriculture, reaffirming its commitment to innovation, sustainability and...

Bayer Bolsters Digital Farming through Acquisition of Software Provider proPlant

Bayer has acquired the plant health diagnosis and infection level warning service provider proPlant Gesellschaft für Agrar- und Umweltinformatik mbH. The acquisition continues the expansion of Bayer’s activities in...

Monsanto Expands Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Training and Education

Moving toward commercialization of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, this year Monsanto will expand its training and education efforts to reach more growers and a broader geography. The U.S. Department...
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Purdue Poised to Improve Sorghum for Millions with $5 Million Grant

Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers, thanks to a $5 million, five-year grant from...

Novozymes Reports Earnings for Agriculture and Feed Down

For the first half of 2017, Novozymes reported good results with 3 percent organic revenue growth, which was better than expected, according to the company. Overall, Household Care was...

Phenome Networks and Delair Establish Strategic Collaboration

At the annual ISF World Seed Congress, on June 3-5, Phenome Networks and Delair will present their strategic collaboration to offer a combined system to accelerate plant...
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DowDuPont Strengthens R&D Presence in California with Bay Area Innovation Center

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont announced the grand opening of the Bay Area Innovation Center (BAIC), a newly expanded state-of-the-art research and development facility focused on agricultural biotechnology discovery,...
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Industry News – October 2012

Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at news@issuesink.com....
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ASTA and FFA Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding

The National FFA Organization and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding. The memorandum will align ASTA’s strategic goals and resources with the three-component model...

La Crosse Seed Adds to Sales Force

Bryan Decker joins the La Crosse Seed sales team and will cover northeastern Wisconsin. Decker will assist customers with their forage, turf and cover crop seed needs. A graduate of the University of...

Syngenta May Reconsider Sale of Vegetable, Flowers Seeds Businesses

According to a group of Syngenta investors, the company is reconsidering its decision to sell its vegetable and flowers seeds businesses. According to the Alliance of Critical Syngenta Shareholders, not...

Monsanto Promotes Syngenta Proposal in Third Quarter Report

In reporting its third quarter earnings results, Monsanto reiterates its vision and strategic rationale for the Syngenta proposal — to create a new company Monsanto says would provide a comprehensive portfolio of...

Bayer Transitioning to a Life Sciences Company

Bayer begins the process of developing itself into a life sciences company. From Jan. 1, 2016, the company’s business will be managed by three divisions: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop...
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DuPont Pioneer and CHS Announce High Oleic Soybean Contracting Program

DuPont Pioneer and CHS Inc. (CHS) announced today that CHS Processing and Food Ingredients will offer production contracts for Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic soybeans for 2018 production in...
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Syngenta Acquires Abbott & Cobb

Syngenta announced today the acquisition of Abbott & Cobb, a U.S.-owned independent breeder, producer and marketer of vegetable seeds. Since 1917, Abbott & Cobb has served the needs of the...
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Record Earnings in DLF for 2017

DLF reports record earnings for the financial year ending June 30, 2017. Group EBIT totaled DKK 225.1 million (€26m), up by 11 percent compared with 2015 and 2016, and consolidated...