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August 20, 2012
An Argentine court plans to rule tomorrow in a landmark lawsuit brought by residents of Córdoba who have sued two soybean growers and the pilot of a spray plane for alleged...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Verdict-Expected-Tomorrow-in-Argentine-Herbicide-Lawsuit_45734.html
August 9, 2012
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says it has signed an agreement with Starpharma Holdings (Melbourne), under which the companies will apply Starpharma’s Priostar dendrimer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Nufarm-Starpharma-Sign-Agreement-for-Crop-Protection-Formulations_45520.html
August 6, 2012
Agrium reported net earnings of $860 million for the second quarter 2012, up 20% from the year-ago quarter. Adjusted earnings exclude a pre-tax gain of $3 million on natural gas and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Agriums-Earnings-and-Sales-Soar_45431.html
July 26, 2012
Syngenta says sales and net profits increased 7% and 5% in the first half of 2012, to $8.26 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively. The company recorded $1.84 billion in operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-Reports-Strong-First-Half-Performance_45203.html
July 19, 2012
United Phosphorus (Mumbai) says it has acquired Agrichem (Oosterhout, Netherlands) from SD Agchem Europe, a unit of Punjab Chemicals & Crop Protection (Mumbai), for an undisclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/United-Phosphorus-Acquires-Dutch-Crop-Protection-Producer-Agrichem_44924.html
July 18, 2012
Agrium increased its second quarter earnings outlook 15% due to “excellent” results across its crop input business in June, despite the early planting season. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Agrium-Increases-Second-Quarter-Guidance_44965.html
July 17, 2012
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) and Sumitomo Chemical say that their subsidiaries Nufarm Italia (Ravenna, Italy) and Sumitomo Chemical Italia (Milan) have signed a nonexclusive...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Nufarm-and-Sumitomo-Enter-into-Distribution-Deal-in-Italy_44842.html
July 12, 2012
U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed a version of the farm bill containing three provisions of particular importance to agricultural chemicals manufacturers, says CropLife...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Industry-House-Farm-Bill-Would-Make-Key-Changes-to-Pesticide-Regulations_44855.html
July 5, 2012
Syngenta announced today that it will invest $50 million in a corn-and-sunflower-seeds processing plant in Argentina. The announcement followed a meeting between Cristina...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-Invests-$50-Million-in-Argentina_44649.html
July 3, 2012
Bayer CropScience says it has agreed to acquire biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) for  €340 million ($425 million), plus milestone payments. Bayer, which has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-CropScience-to-Buy-AgraQuest-for-$425-Million_44638.html
June 27, 2012
Record seed volumes and better-than-expected demand for crop protection products boosted Monsanto’s third quarter earnings ahead of analysts’ estimates and its own...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-Tops-Estimates-on-Record-Seed-Sales_44508.html
June 20, 2012
Bayer has opened its new European wheat breeding center at Gatersleben, Germany. The 1,400 sq/m facility will be used to develop wheat varieties with higher yields and enhanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-Opens-Wheat-Breeding-Center-in-Germany_44295.html
June 7, 2012
Monsanto’s board of directors has authorized a three-year, $1-billion share repurchase program, to take effect on July 1. It will begin once Monsanto’s existing share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-to-Launch-$1-Billion-Share-Buyback_44003.html
May 30, 2012
Syngenta says it plans to build a $1-billion business in Africa over the next 10 years and that the company will make cumulative investments of over $500 million in support of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-to-Invest-$500-Million-in-Africa_43579.html
May 30, 2012
Monsanto increased its profit outlook for its 2012 fiscal year, citing strong seed sales through the end of the North and South American growing seasons. The company expects earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-Raises-Full-Year-Outlook_43810.html
May 30, 2012
Monsanto announced plans today to extend its business into biologics for pest or virus control and planting technologies in order to offer incremental growth opportunities beyond...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-Expands-Into-Ag-Biologics-and-Planting-Technology_43691.html
May 29, 2012
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it will buy U.S. grain merchant Gavilon Holdings (Omaha) for $3.6 billion. Gavilon is the third-biggest U.S. grain merchant in terms of the size of its marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Marubeni-to-Buy-Grain-Merchant-Gavilon-Holdings-for-$3-6-Billion_43774.html
May 29, 2012
NatureWorks’ “Ingeo” biopolymer product, which is made from plants, has become Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/NatureWorks-Ingeo-Biopolymer-Becomes-Cradle-to-Cradle-Certified_43742.html
May 29, 2012
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says it will establish a new manufacturing facility at Chicago Heights, IL to support growth in the fungicides, insecticides and seed treatment segments...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Nufarm-to-Build-Manufacturing-Facility-in-U-S-_43753.html
May 18, 2012
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says it has changed its European management structure, and has appointed Hugo Schweers as executive general manager/Europe, effective July 1, 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Nufarm-Appoints-Head-of-European-Operations_43578.html
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