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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/American-Vanguard-warns-on-second-quarter-earnings_62610.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-beats-estimates-despite-fall-in-net-income-plans-$10-billion-share-buyback_62016.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Reports-Monsanto-held-talks-to-acquire-Syngenta_61987.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/KWS-to-increase-R-and-D-spending-build-new-research-facility-in-US_61911.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngentas-first-quarter-sales-up-2-percent-to-$4-7-billion_60322.html
April 7, 2014
Syngenta has announced that it has acquired Società Produttori Sementi (PSB; Bologna), one of Italy’s oldest seed companies and a leader in durum-wheat breeding and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngenta-acquires-durum-wheat-seed-company-in-Italy_60140.html
February 25, 2014
Monsanto has added to its growing precision agriculture footprint by acquiring the soil analysis business of Solum (Ames, IA) for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes the Solum brand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-acquires-soil-analysis-firm_59085.html
February 25, 2014
DuPont, the University of Missouri, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have launched a collaboration aimed at pooling soil mapping...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-USDA-enter-into-soil-mapping-collaboration_59086.html
February 13, 2014
Global biotech crop hectarage grew 3%, or 5 million hectares, in 2013, according to a report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/ISAAA-Developing-countries-lead-growth-of-biotech-crops_58802.html
February 12, 2014
The European Commission is set to approve cultivation of DuPont's 1507, a genetically modified (GM) maize, in the European Union after 28 EU member-state representatives were unable to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/EU-to-approve-DuPont-GM-corn_58775.html
February 12, 2014
Provincial authorities in Argentina have rejected an environmental-impact statement for Monsanto's  planned 1.5-billion peso ($192 million) corn seed production facility, a move...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-seed-production-project-faces-new-delay_58773.html
February 5, 2014
Syngenta, the world's largest producer of agricultural chemicals, today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and said it is embarking on a cost-savings plan that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngenta-embarks-on-cost-savings-plan-as-earnings-decline-ups-margin-target_58560.html
January 22, 2014
Yulex Corporation (Phoenix) an agricultural biomaterials company, today announced the opening of a seed and genetics center focused on plant breeding, molecular genetics, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Yulex-opens-center-for-guayule-research_58165.html
January 8, 2014
Strong soybean and glyphosate sales helped Monsanto offset lower corn results and exceed analysts’ estimates for its fiscal first quarter.  The company reports net income of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-tops-estimates-on-strong-soybean-and-glyphosate-results_57800.html
December 17, 2013
Dow AgroSciences and John Deere announced today that they will work together to develop approaches and technology that will deliver data and provide information to farmers that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Dow-and-John-Deere-announce-precision-ag-partnership_57448.html
November 21, 2013
Shares of Evogene (Rehovot, Israel), a plant genomics firm in which both Monsanto and Bayer hold significant stakes, debuted on the New York Stock Exchange this morning at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Evogene-raises-$74-million-in-NYSE-debut_56853.html
November 8, 2013
DuPont Pioneer and John Deere announced today that they will launch a joint agricultural data tool in time for the 2014 growing season. The companies say they will link Pioneer's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-and-John-Deere-announce-crop-data-collaboration_56586.html
October 23, 2013
Syngenta (Basel, Switzerland) has signed a commercial agreement with Arkalon Ethanol (Liberal, KS)  to begin using corn that features its Enogen trait technology, Syngenta...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngenta-reaches-commercial-agreement-with-ethanol-producer-to-use-Enogen-corn_56106.html
October 8, 2013
Dow AgroSciences announced today that it has won a second lawsuit in a patent infringement fray with Bayer CropScience over Dow’s Enlist herbicide-resistant technology. Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Court-rules-Dow-seed-does-not-infringe-Bayer-CropScience-patents_55750.html
October 4, 2013
Dow AgroSciences is advancing an insect-resistant soybean for South America that, if approved, will compete directly with a newly launched seed Monsanto expects to be its next...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Dow-developing-competitor-to-Monsantos-Intacta-soybean_55678.html
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