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November 17, 2011
Mosaic has announced that it is repurchasing 21.3 million shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Trust for $1.2 billion, a purchase price of $54.58/share, equal to Mosaic’s closing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Mosaic-and-Cargill-Trust-Complete-Share-Sale_39128.html
November 7, 2011
Dow AgroSciences says it has produced 2,4-D choline in a commercial scale-up setting. The 2,4-D choline will be used to produce an herbicide sold under the trade name Enlist Duo, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Dow-AgroSciences-Produces-24-D-Choline_38899.html
November 7, 2011
Makhteshim Agan Group (Tel Aviv) registered a $10-million net profit in the third quarter of 2011 compared with a $56-million net loss in the corresponding period of 2010, on sales up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Makhteshim-Agan-Swings-to-a-Net-Profit_38898.html
October 27, 2011
American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) says it has licensed the rights to develop crop protection products based on two Summerdale Inc.’s (Verona, WI) patents covering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Amvac-Looking-to-Expand-Biopesticide-Portfolio_38605.html
October 26, 2011
Rentech Nitrogen Partners, the nitrogen fertilizer arm of Rentech, is planning an IPO worth up to $362 million, the company says. Rentech also has a biofuels businesses. The nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Nitrogen-Fertilizer-Business-to-IPO_38591.html
October 25, 2011
ScottsMiracle-Gro (Marysville, OH) and Marrone Bio Innovations (Davis, CA) say they have entered into an agreement to adapt agricultural biopesticides for the consumer market. Under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/ScottsMiracle-Gro-Signs-Biopesticide-Development-Deal_38491.html
October 24, 2011
DuPont and  biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) say they have agreed to jointly develop and distribute a biofungicide based on AgraQuest’s Bacillus pumilus strain QST...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/DuPont-AgraQuest-Partner-on-Biofungicide_38465.html
October 21, 2011
This Week on CW:   As earnings season gathered steam reports were, once again, mixed. AkzoNobel reported net income down 32% year-on-year, to 217 million ($301 million), as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-21_38475.html
October 19, 2011
Crop fungal infection Koppert Biological Systems (Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands), a leader in biological crop protection, says it has been granted exclusive rights to Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-CropScience-Signs-Biofungicide-Deal-With-Koppert_38395.html
October 17, 2011
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) has completed the previously announced acquisition of a 60% stake in Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI; Tel Aviv). MAI's shares are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/ChemChina-Completes-Acquisition-of-Majority-Stake-in-Makhteshim_38362.html
October 14, 2011
This Week on CW:   The French National Assembly has voted to ban bisephenol A (BPA) in food packaging by 2014. The French Senate has not taken up the bill, which would make France...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-14_38357.html
October 14, 2011
Syngenta posted a 21% increase in sales for the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period of last year, to $2.7 billion. Third-quarter sales by the company's crop protection...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Strong-Crop-Protection-Markets-Boost-Syngentas-Third-Quarter-Sales_38307.html
October 12, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says its Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo) subsidiary has entered into a share purchase agreement with Agroinvest Kayatani Administração, Empreendimentos e...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Mitsui-Chemicals-Acquires-Stake-in-Brazilian-Agchem-Company_38179.html
October 5, 2011
Monsanto beat street expectations for its seasonally weak fourth quarter, reporting a net loss of $112 million (21 cts/share). Analysts expected the company to post a wider loss of 27 cts/share, as reported by Thomson One (New York). Monsanto also indicated that, due to an SEC investigation into the financial reporting of its glyphosate customer incentive programs, it will restate 2009-2011 earnings. The program rewarded distributors that carried Roundup brand herbicide....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-Narrows-Loss-on-Strong-Seeds-Results_38043.html
October 4, 2011
Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI; Tel Aviv) says the European Union (EU) antitrust commission has approved the previously announced acquisition by ChemChina (Beijing) of a 60% stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/EU-Okays-ChemChinas-Acquisition-of-Stake-in-Makhteshim_38023.html
September 28, 2011
Monsanto says it has acquired Beeologics (Miami), a developer of naturally-occuring products that control pests and promote health for beneficial insects such as bees....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-Buys-Bee-Health-Firm_37915.html
September 26, 2011
Yara International is at an advanced stage of negotiations to acquire most of BASF’s nitrogen fertilizer assets, according to recent press reports. BASF put most of its nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Yara-to-Acquire-BASF-Nitrogen-Fertilizer-Assets_37800.html
September 26, 2011
Peterson: One size doesn't fit all solutions. Bayer CropScience, a leading agchem producer, has embarked on a strategy built around four growth pillars and says it is likely to exceed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-Unveils-Agchem-Plans-Ups-Pipeline-Estimates_37796.html
September 26, 2011
Seed Wars: Monsanto and DuPont are looking to upgrade farmers to higher-value seeds. DuPont says market share gains in North America will boost earnings for its Pioneer Hi-Bred seed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/DuPont-and-Monsanto-Fight-for-Seed-Market-Share_37792.html
September 15, 2011
Bayer says it will refocus strategy in its CropScience unit around four key strategies. The four strategies include restructuring of its crop protection business; improved customer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-Refocuses-Ag-Activities_37624.html
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