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Bayer to Commit €5 Billion to Chemistry Pipeline Over Five-Year Period

This fall at its Future of Farming Dialogue in Monheim, Germany, Bayer Crop Science announced it is investing around €5 billion into its R&D pipeline over from 2015 to 2020, and is committed to bringing 15 active ingredients and traits or trait combinations to the market between 2017 and 2020.

 

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CoBank Report: Biggest Impacts From Mergers Will Be Rebate Programs

The latest round of ag mergers resulting in the “Big 4” (Dow-DuPont, ChemChina-Syngenta, Bayer-Monsanto, and BASF) will have an impact on ag retail profitability according a recent CoBank report. And Will Secor, economist with the bank, says the greatest impact will come from changes to the rebate program.   Read more

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