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  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 1- Argentina's farmers are racing to plant more corn now a new farm-friendly government is taking power, increasing the area planted by 10 percent over previous estimates, and making more exports likely from one of the world's biggest suppliers. Mauricio Macri will become president of Argentina, one of the world's biggest corn and soybean...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- Dow Chemical Co has struck a deal to sell a part of its global herbicide business, as low crop prices continue to drive talk of consolidation in the agriculture industry. Dow on Monday said it agreed to sell a portfolio of weed killers known as dinitroanilines to privately held Gowan Company. The farm sector is struggling to cope with falling crop...

  • The EPA wants to study the product further after it found that the company's Dow AgroSciences unit claimed the two active ingredients work better together, according to court documents. "The information suggests that EPA's analysis may have understated the phytotoxicity of the product," the EPA said in the court filing. Dow Chemical said it has sent the EPA all...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 25- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking court approval to withdraw registration of Dow Chemical Co's new herbicide Enlist Duo, as the agency studies new information regarding the product's impact on non-target plants, according to court documents filed late Tuesday. Enlist Duo, developed by Dow Chemical's Dow AgroSciences unit,...

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  • ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, Nov 25- Syngenta, which fended off a $47 billion takeover approach from Monsanto three months ago, is itself looking at takeovers, joint ventures or asset sales, the Swiss company's chairman told a newspaper on Wednesday. Asked about a possible combination with Dupont, interim CEO Ramsay said the products of both groups were very complementary...

  • *Monsanto says in internal discussions about deals. FRANKFURT, Nov 18- Syngenta and other major seeds and crop chemicals companies are intensively discussing tie-ups, the Financial Times quoted the Swiss firm's chairman as saying on Wednesday, adding to a chorus of voices predicting a sector shake-up. U.S. group Monsanto, which withdrew a proposal to take over...

  • European equities closed mixed Wednesday as further security scares after the Paris attacks last Friday weighed on investor confidence.

  • *Randstad top gainer after update, Syngenta spikes. LONDON/ MILAN, Nov 17- European shares rose sharply on Tuesday, helped by encouraging updates from companies such as Germany's United Internet and Dutch-based Randstad, the world's second-biggest staffing company. Sentiment was also bolstered by expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank...

  • *Glyphosate is used worldwide in Monsanto weed-killers. Glyphosate- brought into use by Monsanto in the 1970 s and used in its top-selling product Roundup- is "unlikely" to cause cancer according to the European Food Safety Authority, yet "probably" does, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. "At face value the opinions of IARC and EFSA appear...

  • LONDON, Nov 13- Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest privately held corporations, has launched a restructuring that includes job cuts, one company source and four industry sources said on Friday, the latest casualty of a downturn in the farm economy. The cutbacks at the Minnesota- based company come as global agricultural companies are under pressure from...

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  • Syngenta is just fine alone: Analyst

    Christian Faitz, equity research analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, explains why Monsanto’s bid to buy Syngenta was more than just the price.

  • *Monsanto says confirms regulatory opinion glyphosate safe. The EFSA advises EU policymakers and its conclusion could pave the way for the 28- member European Union to renew approval for glyphosate, which was brought into use by Monsanto in the 1970 s and is used in its top selling product Roundup as well as in many other herbicides around the world.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 12- The European Food Safety Authority on Thursday said glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto weedkiller Roundup, was unlikely to cause cancer in humans, but it proposed new controls on any residues in food. EFSA advises EU policymakers and its conclusion will be used by the European Commission to decide whether to extend the current...

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  • Citrus trees sit below a barren hillside in Tulare County in California's Central Valley. In year four of the drought, many farmers are getting only a fraction of their historic surface water supplies.

    More start-ups and multinationals are investing in tech-based agricultural solutions to produce more food as the world gets more crowded and hotter.

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  • U.S. stock futures were searching for direction this morning. But things gear-up today, with lots of economic numbers and earnings as well as the start of the two-day Fed meeting.