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September 17, 2015
Biopolymers firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) announced today that it is spinning out its crop science activities into a new company, Yield10 Bioscience. Yield10 is developing proprietary...
September 9, 2015
Dow AgroSciences says Critical Path Services has licensed its Plextein technology, a high-throughput method for detecting multiple proteins in plants using mass spectroscopy. Dow says...
September 4, 2015
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a leading agricultural seeds company, has raised its Ebit guidance for the fiscal year, ending 30 June, from the previously anticipated €127 million...
June 1, 2015
Bayer CropScience on Monday announced the signing of an agreement to acquire SeedWorks India (Hyderabad). The company specializes in breeding, production, and marketing of hybrid seeds...
April 28, 2015
Dow AgroSciences, Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, CA) and Bioceres (Rosario, Argentina), announced today an agreement to develop and commercialize soybean traits. The collaboration...
January 7, 2015
Monsanto today reported a 35% slide in first-quarter profits due to lower corn acres in South America and a shift in timing of herbicide sales,  but said it continues to expect...
November 24, 2014
Syngenta says it will eliminate or relocate 1,800 jobs as part of an ongoing restructuring program that is expected to generate savings of $265.0 million in 2015. The reductions will...
October 8, 2014
Monsanto has narrowed its loss for its seasonally weak fourth quarter, but both its results and 2015 outlook trail estimates. The company reports a net loss of $156 million compared...
October 7, 2014
Agricultural biotechnology firm Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (Davis, CA) says it has granted ArborGen a license for its water use efficiency (WUE) and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE)...
September 14, 2014
Cargill said on Friday that it had filed a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds in Louisiana state court, seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162)...
August 14, 2014
DuPont Pioneer today announced plans to build a $35-million soybean research facility at its Stine Haskell Research Center at Newark, DE. The nearly 134,000 square foot facility will...
August 11, 2014
Dow AgroSciences and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) of the State of Victoria announced today that they have expanded their joint efforts to advance...
July 28, 2014
Over the next four years, Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA)  will enhance its product-development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum...
July 24, 2014
Wood and cellulose fibers firm Weyerhaeuser (Federal Way, WA) and DuPont Pioneer say they have entered into a technology license agreement that will advance seed technologies to help...
July 23, 2014
Chromatin (Chicago) a developer of sorghum seeds for agriculture and renewable energy, announced today that it has acquired Production Seeds Plus (Plainview, TX), a producer and...
July 21, 2014
American Vanguard announced on Friday that lower-than-normal purchasing of corn inputs and reduced production levels at the company's manufacturing facilities will affect its...
June 26, 2014
Monsanto today reported fiscal third-quarter net income down 5.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $858 million, on sales that were roughly flat YOY, at $4.25 billion. The company also announced plans to repurchase $10-billion in shares as part of plans for a more aggressive debt and capital structure....
June 24, 2014
Monsanto has held informal talks with Syngenta in recent months, offering a friendly takeover of Syngenta, according to a Bloomberg report. Such a deal, which would have...
June 18, 2014
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a major player in the seeds business, says it will increase R&D spending in fiscal 2014, when it plans to spend €160 million ($217.2 million) on...
April 16, 2014
Syngenta had $4.7 billion in sales during the first quarter, according to the company's latest trading statement, released today. The figure represents a 2% increase from the same...
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