Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

  • FRESNO, Calif.— Chemical manufacturing giant Dow fails to warn people in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields, health advocates claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Telone is among the most commonly used pesticides in California— applied to strawberry fields, almond orchards, vineyards...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- U.S. lawmakers expressed concern on Tuesday over a wave of mergers among companies that sell farmers their seeds, herbicides and insecticides, worrying that the deals could lead to higher prices and less innovation at a time of dropping farm incomes. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, said the proposed mergers of Dow...

  • CNBC's Geoff Cutmore speaks to Phosagro CEO Andrey Guryev, who views the recent Bayer/Monstanto deal as a positive for the agrochemical industry.

  • The majority of Russian people are in line with Putin: PhosAgro CEO

    Andrey Guryev, CEO of PhosAgro, shares his views on the recent Russian election and says promises of privatization of state assets will be honored.

  • Andrey Guryev, chief executive officer of PhosAgro.

    Comments come amid massive mergers: Bayer's $66 billion deal for Monsanto and Agrium's tie-up with Potash Corp of Saskatchewan.

  • PhosAgro warns fertilizer output needs to fall

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on Russian fertilizer company PhosAgro and the impact of the Bayer Monsanto merger on agriculture companies.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 16- Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is not likely carcinogenic to humans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday as it outlined its current position on the controversial chemical. The EPA has been involved in a decades-long process to assess human and animal health risks, as well as ecological...

  • TAMPA, Fla.— A phosphate company says more than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond. Mosaic, the world's largest supplier of phosphate, said the hole opened up beneath a pile of...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 16- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said its current position on glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is that the chemical is not likely carcinogenic to humans. The agency's "proposed" position on the controversial chemical was outlined in a 227- page paper it published on the regulations.gov...

  • *Rationale is to develop new product combinations. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- Bayer's $66 billion purchase of Monsanto amounts to a long-term bet that farmers will grow to trust combinations of seeds and pesticides rather than continue to pick from ranges of separate products. I was offered one deal of that and I turned it down because it locked me into one supplier, "said...

  • TAMPA, Fla.— More than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond, a phosphate company said Friday. "Groundwater moves very slowly," said David Jellerson, Mosaic's senior director for...

  • WINNIPEG, Sept 15- Canada's Agrium Inc will woo reluctant shareholders next week in Toronto to support its proposed merger with Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc, and seek to appease concerns that it has little to gain by marrying its fertilizer rival. Shareholders, including Montrusco, plan to meet with Agrium on Tuesday in Toronto. Agrium stock fell 6 percent in...

  • Dr Brian McGee, engagement manager at Novasecta, discusses Bayer's expected acquisition of agrochemical firm Monsanto.

  • It would combine Potash's crop nutrient production capacity, the world's largest, with Agrium's farm retail network, North America's biggest, plus its own potash mine and fertilizer plants. Agrium Chief Executive Officer Chuck Magro will be CEO of the merged company. Potash Chief Executive Jochen Tilk, who will become executive chairman, said the structure...

  • Potash Corp shareholders will own 52 percent of the new company, with Agrium shareholders owning the rest if the deal closes in mid-2017 as the companies hope, they said on Monday. Agrium Chief Executive Officer Chuck Magro will be CEO of the merged company, whose market capitalization is projected at $26 billion. Potash Corp is already the world's biggest crop...

  • TORONTO, Sept 12- Canada's main stock index slipped on Monday as banks fell with a retreat in overseas equities markets, but losses were cushioned by companies gaining on domestic merger activity. Open Text Corp soared 7.8 percent to C $84.02 after the software company said it had agreed to buy Dell-EMC's enterprise content division for $1.62 billion.

  • Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North America's largest farm retailer, said the combined entity would be largest crop nutrient company in the world. Potash Corp shareholders will get 0.400 common shares of the combined company for each share they hold and Agrium shareholders will get 2.230 common shares for each...

  • NEW YORK— Potash Corp. and Agrium said Monday that they are combining to create the world's largest crop nutrient company. Agrium shareholders will receive 2.23 shares of the new company for every Agrium stock they own. Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. are both based in Canada.

  • Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North America's largest farm retailer, said the combined company will be largest crop nutrient company in the world and third largest natural resource company in Canada. The merger will create a company dominant in North America, controlling nearly two-thirds of potash capacity,...

  • Shareholders of Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity, will get 0.400 common shares of the combined company for each share held. Potash Corp shares were up slightly at $17.03 in premarket trading. After the deal closes, Potash Corp shareholders will own about 52 percent of the new company, with Agrium shareholders holding the rest.