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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Syngenta-cuts-to-impact-1800-jobs_65644.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Monsanto-narrows-loss_64343.html
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)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/ArborGen-taps-Arcadia-for-water-and-nitrogen-efficient-technologies_64331.html
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)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Cargill-sues-Syngenta-over-sales-of-GMO-corn-Syngenta-says-lawsuit-without-merit-update_63813.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-plans-$35-million-soybean-research-facility_63189.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Dow-working-with-Australian-state-to-improve-canola_63113.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Biotech-firm-Ceres-to-expand-sorghum-sugarcane-research-in-Brazil-under-innovation-grant_62745.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/DuPont-Pioneer-Weyerhaeuser-sign-licensing-deal_62709.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/seeds_and_traits/Chromatin-acquires-Texas-sorghum-seed-supplier_62678.html
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
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