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Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

  • EPA already regulates pesticide safety under a different law that gives the agency authority to place restrictions on when and where spraying can occur. The current EPA rule was put in place after a lawsuit was filed by environmentalists and commercial fishermen. A federal appeals court agreed in 2009, forcing EPA to start requiring the permits.

  • Glencore confirms its in the market to acquire Bunge

    CNBC's Gemma Acton weighs in on Glencore's business strategy behind its potential acquisition of agribusiness Bunge.

  • May 21- Hunstman Corp and Clariant AG are set to announce their merger on Monday, creating a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal would combine Clariant, a Muttenz, Switzerland- based maker of aircraft de-icing fluids, pesticide ingredients and plastic coloring, with Woodlands,...

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The owners of several new potash mines that are adding fertilizer to an already over-supplied market are banking on better times, bucking industry thinking that the projects may snuff a modest price recovery. Privately held fertilizer producer EuroChem Group plans to produce 1.1 million tonnes of potash in 2018 from its two new Russian mines...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- Privately held fertilizer producer EuroChem Group plans to produce 1.1 million tonnes of potash in 2018 from its two new Russian mines and increase output steadily over six years, but it will be "rational" amid concerns about a supply glut, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday. "We think that our product is not going to be a big...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- Privately held fertilizer producer EuroChem Group plans to produce 1.1 million tonnes of potash in 2018 from its two new Russian mines, with output capacity ramping up to 8.3 million tonnes annually by 2024 or 2025, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday.

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...

  • FERTILIZER PRODUCER EUROCHEM PLANS TO PRODUCE 1.1 MLN TNS POTASH IN RUSSIA 2018, RAMPING UP TO 8.3 MLN TNS 2024-25- CFO.

  • *Sirius developing UK mine for polyhalite fertilizer. LONDON/ SHANGHAI, May 17- A small Chinese company that is key to plans by Sirius Minerals to build a huge fertilizer mine under a national park in the north of England has confirmed it has a binding agreement with the UK firm. By demonstrating confirmed demand for its product, it helped Sirius raise $1.2 billion...

  • *Sirius developing UK mine for polyhalite fertiliser. LONDON/ SHANGHAI, May 17- A small Chinese company that is key to plans by Sirius Minerals to build a huge fertilizer mine under a national park in the north of England has confirmed it has a binding agreement with the UK firm. By demonstrating confirmed demand for its product, it helped Sirius raise $1.2 billion...

  • JERUSALEM, May 10- Fertiliser producer Israel Chemicals reported on Wednesday higher quarterly net income and sales, buoyed by the company's speciality solutions division and growth in potash sales. Revenue for the first quarter rose to $1.3 billion from $1.27 billion a year earlier and net income rose to $68 million from $66 million, in line with estimates.

  • OSLO, May 9- Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara and maritime technology firm Kongsberg Gruppe are teaming up to build what they said would be the world's first fully electric and self-steering container ship. "The new zero-emission vessel will be a game-changer for global maritime transport contributing to meet the United Nations sustainability goals," the...

  • May 8- Pesticide seller FMC Corp will aim for its industry's fastest revenue growth with the help of assets acquired from rival DuPont, even as farm markets struggle to recover, Chief Executive Pierre Brondeau said on Monday. Philadelphia- based FMC will focus on increasing sales of crop chemicals developed internally, and avoid big acquisitions for a few years,...

  • May 8- Farm pesticide seller FMC Corp will aim for mid- to high single-digit annual revenue growth starting in 2018 with help from acquired assets, Chief Executive Pierre Brondeau said on Monday. Philadelphia- based FMC will focus on increasing sales of crop chemicals developed internally, and avoid big acquisitions for the next few years, after it closes a deal...

  • *Liberty produced in Frankfurt and Mobile, Alabama. FRANKFURT, May 8- Bayer has agreed to sell its Liberty herbicide and LibertyLink-branded seeds businesses to win antitrust approval for its acquisition of Monsanto, it said on Monday. The divestment of the two global brands, a requirement imposed by South Africa's Competition Commission on Sunday, will...

  • The Deerfield, Illinois- based company's shares rose about 4 percent to $26.50 in after-hours trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The average selling price for ammonia fell about 18 percent to $307 per ton, while urea's decreased to $248 per ton from $256 a year earlier. Net loss attributable to shareholders was $23 million, or 10 cents per share, compared with a...

  • May 3- U.S. nitrogen fertilizer producer CF Industries Holdings Inc reported a first-quarter loss compared with a profit in the year-ago period, hurt by lower realized prices of ammonia and urea. Net loss attributable to shareholders was $23 million, or 10 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $26 million, or 11 cents per share, a...