Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals


  • The lawsuit was filed in 2013 against the EPA by a number of organizations representing the honey and honey beekeeping industry. The groups specifically challenged EPA approval of insecticides containing sulfoxaflor, saying studies have shown they are highly toxic to honey bees. Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical, first sought EPA approval for...

  • ZURICH, Sept 6- Germany's Bayer has advised wine grape growers not to use its Moon Privilege fungicide until its CropScience arm has investigated whether there is a connection between the product's use and reported crop damage. "The damage will, in any event, be in the three-digit millions," Andreas Meier, a grower in the northern Swiss canton of Aargau, was quoted as...

  • HORSHOLM, Aug 25- Food ingredients business Chr. Hansen is branching out with products that could displace chemical pesticides, looking to tap expected rapid growth in biological plant protection, its chief executive told Reuters. From natural food colouring to probiotic bacteria, Chr. Hansen has fed increased demand for natural products and more western...

  • Monsanto sweetens offer for Syngenta to $47B Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:28 AM ET

    Monsanto sweetened its offer to buy Syngenta, valuing the Swiss company at around $47 billion.

  • Aug 19- U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. Philip Landrigan, a Harvard- educated pediatrician and epidemiologist who is Dean for Global Health at...

  • Rescuers work to clear China blast site to beat rain Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    Volunteers and paramilitary soldiers wearing masks stand on patrol outside a temporary shelter after the explosions in Tianjin on August 14, 2015.

    Rescuers searched for toxic materials at the blast site in China city Tianjin to clear chemicals before any rainfall can create further toxic gas.

  • Tianjin death toll rises; Li orders safety review Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Firefighters walk past a damaged truck at the site of the explosions in Tianjin on August 15, 2015.

    The death toll from massive explosions in China's port of Tianjin has risen to 112 and 95 people are missing,

  • Fresh blasts in Tianjin as China orders evacuation Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 | 4:53 AM ET
    A damaged road sign near the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district, Tianjin, August 13, 2015.

    China authorities ordered a mass evacuation from a 3 km area around the site of massive explosions in Tianjin as fresh blasts and fires broke out.

  • Death toll in Tianjin blasts climbs to 85 Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 11:54 PM ET
    Burnt out Volkswagen cars are pictured amongst the damage on the second morning after a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse hit the city of Tianjin, in northern China on August 14, 2015.

    The death toll from huge explosions at a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals located near residences in the Chinese port city Tianjin climbed to 85.

  • K+S rejects take-over bid from Potash Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    K+S rejects take-over bid from Potash

    Burkhard Lohr, CFO of K+S, explains why his company has rejected the offer from Canada's Potash Corp of 41 euros per share.

  • Monsanto CEO on GMO controversy Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Monsanto CEO on GMO controversy

    Hugh Grant, Monsanto CEO, weighs in on GMO foods and pesticide use among growers.

  • Monsanto's third try at Syngenta: CEO Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    Monsanto's third try at Syngenta: CEO

    Hugh Grant, Monsanto CEO, discusses his company's bid for Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta.

  • Water, air quality fears conflict with pig farms Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    Modern meat production has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems.

  • Potash's profit beats as sales rise, costs fall Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    A worker prepares a railcar to transport potash from the Potash of Saskatchewan Lanigan mine in Lanigan, Sasketchewan, Canada.

    Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong potash sales and lower costs.

  • Monsanto plants its seed into farming Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    Monsanto plants its seed into farming

    Agriculture company Monsanto is set to report its Q1 earnings this week. Michael Cox, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, discusses the company and how it's bringing new technology to South America.

  • DuPont profit jumps as margins improve Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.

  • Fertilizer stocks take a hit Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Fertilizer stocks take a hit

    Shares of Potash, Agrium and Mosaic are tumbling in pre-market action after Russian company Uralkali pulls out of a venture with Potash, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

  • West Fertilizer Plant Showed Few Warning Signs Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:47 PM ET
    Firefighters conduct search and rescue operations at a destroyed apartment complex near the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

    There was little indication that the Texas facility that had a massive explosion on Thursday posed a danger to the community, according to evaluations by oversight groups.

  • Up to 15 Dead After Texas Plant Blast Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    Up to 15 Dead After Texas Plant Blast

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports the latest details on yesterday's deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas. And, a look at how the fertlizer stocks are reacting today, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Soft Commodities Will Not Soften: Expert Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Soft Commodities Will Not Soften: Expert

    Maxim Volkov, CEO of PhosAgro, says soft commodity prices will not fall, and added that flexible production lines mean PhosAgro can overcome cyclicality.