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Report Examines Effectiveness of U.S. Crop Protection Channel

By program effectiveness, Corteva, Bayer, and BASF are the top three companies with the most distributors, according to Kline’s recently published report, Effectiveness of the U.S. Crop Protection Company Channel Incentives. Read More

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Nutrien Acquires Actagro Crop Nutrition Developer

Earlier this week Nutrien announced it entered a definitive agreement to purchase Actagro, LLC. Actagro develops, manufactures and marketer of soil and plant health products and technologies. Read More

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The Read on Seed: What’s Next for Suppliers After Mega-Mergers?

Regarding the state of the seed business, the only sure bet heading into the new year revolves around mystery. “At the risk of sounding cliché, the story of the seed industry entering 2019 remains one of change and uncertainty,” Quinn Showalter, Head of NK Seed Sales with Syngenta, says. Read[…]

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The Future of Farming Faces Challenges, Opportunities

This fall Bayer CropScience spearheaded a three-day discussion on agriculture at its Future of Farming Dialogue 2018 meeting. Held at the company’s headquarters in Monheim, Germany, the event looked at the myriad opportunities and challenges facing modern agriculture across the globe. Read More

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Syngenta Keeping Close Tabs on Changes for the Future of Ag

  A lot has happened across the world of agriculture the past two years. This fact was acknowledged by David Hollinrake, President of Syngenta Seeds, as he kicked off the 2018 Syngenta Media Summit in Minneapolis, titled “A New Era in Agriculture Innovation.” In particular, he pointed to the crop[…]

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Arysta LifeScience to Be Sold in Billion-Dollar Deal

West Palm Beach, FL-based Platform Specialty Products Corp. announced it has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its Agricultural Solutions segment, to crop protection supplier and producer UPL Corporation Ltd. The deal, which is reported to be $4.2 billion all-cash, will create what is expected to become the fifth largest crop protection company in the[…]

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Helm Agro Acquires Extreme Herbicide From BASF

Extreme provides excellent burndown and season-long residual control of more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds in Roundup Ready soybeans, Clearfield corn and Roundup Ready alfalfa.   Read more

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AMVAC Promotes Leader To Senior Vice President

Scott Hendrix has been promoted to Senior Vice President of U.S. and Canada Crop Sales and Application Technology for American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC).   Read more

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UPL Set to Acquire Arysta LifeScience for Over  $4 Billion

UPL Ltd is close to buying the farm pesticides business of investor Bill Ackman’s Platform Specialty Products Corp.—known as Arysta LifeScience—for more than $4 billion in one of the largest outbound deals by an Indian company, three people aware of the matter said.   Read more

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Atticus Acquires Tacoma Ag

Continuing its commitment to provide distributors and growers with an ever-expanding portfolio of generic-branded pesticides, Atticus, LLC has announced that it has acquired Tacoma Ag, LLC.   Read more

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