Mergers of “Big 6” Seed and Ag Chem Companies – Who Owns What Now Feb 19, 2019

🕔Feb 19, 2019Six large firms dominated the sale of seeds and agricultural chemicals in 2015 in the United States and around the world: BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta.  Known […]

Agribusiness Stocks Down – Fertilizer Companies in Worst Shape – DTN Jul 27, 2017

🕔Jul 27, 2017Major agribusinesses have gone from being among the highest-returning investments for shareholders prior to 2012 to being among the lowest returners from 2012 to 2016 due to the downturn in […]

Syngenta-ChemChina: Focus On Seed, Aims For 2X Growth – DTN Jun 29, 2017

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🕔Jun 29, 2017Syngenta and its new owner, ChemChina, wasted little time basking in the satisfaction of a long-fought acquisition. Officials from both companies discussed the future of the seeds, biotech and crop […]

Bayer Puts ‘For Sale’ Sign on Trait Tech and Herbicide Business – DTN May 9, 2017

🕔May 9, 2017Bayer has confirmed it will sell its LibertyLink trait technology and Liberty herbicide business to satisfy antitrust approvals in their quest to purchase Monsanto. “Bayer has received conditional approval of […]

Chemical, Seed Mergers: The Big 6 Will Soon be 4 – Then What? Apr 10, 2017

🕔Apr 10, 2017Agriculture in the United States uses less land, and far less labor, today than it did in the 1940s. Yet agricultural production grew by 169 percent between 1948 and 2013, […]

Syngenta-ChemChina Deal: Mexican Government Approves Buyout Apr 10, 2017

🕔Apr 10, 2017ChemChina’s planned buyout of Syngenta has received approval from the Mexican government’s Federal Economic Competition Commission. Approvals by U.S. and European Union anti-trust agencies were announced last week after ChemChina spun […]

ChemChina’s Syngenta Buyout Approved but 3 Pesticides Booked to Go – DTN Apr 7, 2017

🕔Apr 7, 2017The Federal Trade Commission told ChemChina on Tuesday that the agency approves ChemChina’s $43 billion purchase of Syngenta AG, but will require ChemChina to sell the assets and licensing of […]

Syngenta-ChemChina Deal Gains U.S. Nod After Product Spinoff Announced Apr 5, 2017

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🕔Apr 5, 2017EDITOR’S NOTE: Since posting this article, ChemChina and Syngenta announced that they have received approval from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the proposed acquisition of Syngenta by ChemChina. “This […]

Dow-DuPont Merger Gets Thumbs Up from 2 Former Ag Secretaries – DTN Feb 1, 2017

🕔Feb 1, 2017A pair of former U.S. agriculture secretaries have written a letter endorsing the merger of Dow and DuPont. The merger is needed to help the agricultural divisions of Dow and […]

Chinese Fortune Cookie: ‘You Will Have a Very Interesting Year’ and We Did – DTN Dec 29, 2016

🕔Dec 29, 2016Each year, DTN publishes our choices for the top 10 ag news stories of the year. Today we continue our rundown with No. 3 focusing on China and its growing […]

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