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Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

  • *Louis Dreyfus planning series of divestments. PARIS, July 24- Louis Dreyfus Company has agreed to sell its African fertilizer business to Helios Investment Partners, sealing the first of a series of divestments planned by Louis Dreyfus as it responds to a tough cycle for agricultural commodity traders. Helios, a private equity firm, is to acquire 100 percent of...

  • President Donald Trump hands Andrew N. Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, the pen after signing an executive order about regulatory reform in the Oval Office of the White House February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    A widely used farm pesticide that the Trump administration refused to ban could get restricted in California.

  • BHP has signaled it may push ahead with its long-dormant Jansen potash mine in Canada in a counter-cyclical play to capture part of what it sees as a $50 billion- a-year market by the mid 2040 s. Jansen is already under construction but requires BHP's board to approve another $4.7 billion to bring the mine into production. Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said in...

  • A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in San Francisco, rejected a claim by the groups, including Earthjustice and the Natural Resources Defense Council, that the EPA had taken too long to act on the matter. "Although EPA dragged its heels for nearly a decade, it has now done what we ordered it to do," the judges wrote.

  • BRUSSELS, July 17- The European Union will only extend its approval for the herbicide glyphosate if there is sufficient support from the bloc's 28 member states, European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Monday. The European Commission decided to propose extending approval for glyphosate by 10 years after the European...

  • BRUSSELS, July 17- The European Union will only extend its approval for the herbicide glyphosate if there is sufficient support from the bloc's 28 member states, European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Monday. The European Commission decided to propose extending approval for glyphosate by 10 years after the European...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • FRANKFURT, July 13- A new mosquito net made by German chemicals company BASF has been given an interim recommendation by the World Health Organization, containing a new class of insecticide that the company hopes will aid the fight against malaria. A WHO spokesman said the Geneva- based organisation's interim recommendation meant it still had to evaluate the...

  • TORONTO, July 10- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, reversing early losses as key sectors including materials and energy rebounded. Fertilizer producer Potash Corp was the most influential gainer, rising 3.9 percent to C $21.86, while Agrium Inc, which is set to merge with Potash later this year, advanced 3.9 percent to C $121.6. At 10:49 a.m. ET, the Toronto...

  • July 7- Missouri joined Arkansas on Friday in banning the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the states agriculture departments said on Friday. "Based on feedback and research, the Department of Agriculture is going to hit the pause button on...

  • July 7- Arkansas will temporarily ban the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the state's agriculture department said on Friday. The emergency 120- day ban of dicamba, produced by Monsanto Co, Germany's BASF and others, will go into effect as soon...

  • Democratic attorneys general for New York, Maryland, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia filed a motion to intervene in a case environmental and social advocacy groups brought in a federal appeals court on June 5. The EPA has previously said chlorpyrifos, which is sold under a range of brandnames, did not meet safety standards laid...

  • *Cites overstocking at Brazil pesticides distributors. FRANKFURT, June 30- Bayer, which is taking over U.S. seeds group Monsanto, said poor sales at crop protection distributors in Brazil and a weaker-than-expected consumer health business would hit earnings by at least 300 million euros. The problems in Brazil would result in a one-time hit of 300- 400 million...

  • *Sees one-time hit of 300- 400 mln euros. *Cites overstocking at Brazil pesticides distributors. FRANKFURT, June 30- Bayer said on Friday it would cut its full-year earnings forecast due to high inventories at crop protection distributors in Brazil and a weaker-than-expected consumer health business.

  • June 28- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG, reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as record soybean plantings lifted seed sales. Record soybean seedings in the United States and Brazil, the top two producers, were a boon for the world's largest seed company.

  • June 28- Seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is being bought by Germany's Bayer AG, reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as record U.S. and Brazilian soybean plantings lifted seed sales. Record soybean seedings in the United States and Brazil, the world's top two producers of the oilseed, were a boon for the world's...

  • June 28- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is being bought by Germany's Bayer AG, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher sales in its soybean business. Sales of soybean seed and traits, the company's second-biggest business by revenue, jumped 29.3 percent to $896 million in the third quarter ended May 31,...

  • June 28- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG, reported a 17.6 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales in its corn and soybean seed businesses. Net income attributable to Monsanto rose to $843 million, or $1.90 per share, in the third quarter ended May 31, from $717 million, or...

  • June 26- Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment said on Monday. The listing is the latest legal setback for the seeds and chemicals company, which has faced...