Former Ag Secretaries Show Support for Dow-DuPont

Kelly Marshall

Former U.S. agriculture secretaries Mike Johanns and Dan Glickman outlined their support of the proposed Dow-DuPont merger in an op-ed published today in Morning Consult. “Given the current landscape, now more than ever America’s farmers need what Dow and DuPont are proposing – a strong, focused American agriculture company that is American-owned, championing the interests of the American farmer in …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection

Dow AgroSciences Addresses Consumer Information Gap

Kelly Marshall

Tim Hassigner with Dow AgroSciences was at ASTA CSS & Seed Expo to talk with members of the seed industry about the gap in information between themselves and consumers. “It’s definitely a time when there’s more questions and concerns related to food, but […] information sharing can make a difference,” he told the audience durning the morning session. The consumer …

ASTA, Dow AgroSciences, GMO, Labeling

Dow Agrees to Monsanto Use of EXZACT Platform

Kelly Marshall

Monsanto Company and Dow AgroSciences have reached an agreement that allows Monsanto to use Dow AgroSciences’ EXZACT Precision Technology Platform for research and development of new crop solutions. EXZACT technology was developed by Dow under an exclusive license with Sangamo BioSciences to facility the creation of new crop varieties and improve traits. “Monsanto is pleased to pursue applications of this …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto

Dow and DuPont Stockholders Approve Merger

Kelly Marshall

The Dow Chemcial Company and DuPont each held a special meeting of stockholders this week– meetings that resulted in approval to move forward with the merger.  This is a key milestone for the two companies and now plans are going ahead to purse three, highly focused, independent companies.  Finalization of the merger is expected to wrap up by the end …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

Elevore from Dow AgroSciences Offers New Active Ingredient

Kelly Marshall

This time of year finds many growers struggling with unwelcome weeds and glyphosate resistant marestail, chickweed and henbit are nothing new to growers in the midwest.  Dow AgroSciences says they may just have the solution. Elevore, an herbicide currently pending registration, may offer control of many glyphostae and ALS-resistant weeds as part of a burndown program.  The new product containsArylex …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Herbicides, Spraying, Weed control

Growers Report on @EnlistOnline Weed Control System

Kelly Marshall

Spring planting may be moving along well, or held up for weather delays but one thing every grower has in common this time of year is the challenge of weed management.  This year Dow AgroSciences selected a group of growers to try their new Enlist weed control system.  Many farmers were anxious to try the program, hoping to see only …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Weed control

Groups Challenge Proposed Merger of Dow, DuPont

Kelly Marshall

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Food & Water Watch (FWW) and National Farmers Union (NFU) have sent a letter to the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Renata Hesse, the the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division to challenge the proposed merger of Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. The letter contends that the merger would create the largest biotech and …

Ag Group, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

Ag Groups Respond To EPA Scrutiny of Enlist Duo

Taylor Truckey

Yesterday the American Soybean Association partnered with a coalition of major farm groups to issue a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy pressing the EPA to withdraw its request to vacate the registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide, stressing the importance of and highlighting the urgent need for new modes of action to tackle resistant weeds on farms across the …

AFBF, Ag Group, ASA, Dow AgroSciences, EPA, NCGA, NFU

Dow Chemical & Dupont Agree to Merge

Chuck Zimmerman

Dow Chemical and Dupont plan to combine in a merger of equals with the new company to be named DowDupont. This has led to some concerns in the industry. More on that below. Pictured are Edward D. Breen, chairman and chief executive officer of DuPont and Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. DuPont (NYSE:DD) and The Dow …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

Students Gather for Future of Crop Science Institute

John Davis

Des Moines, Iowa, recently played host to 62 student delegates meeting for the inaugural Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Crop Science Institute. This news release from the group says this one of four AFA Leader Institutes, which connect passionate, talented college students from 25 universities from 21 different states to various sectors of the agriculture industry. “Career exploration is an …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Pioneer, Growmark, Monsanto, Research, Syngenta