FMC Plans to Acquire DuPont Crop Protection

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Crop Protection, Dupont Crop Protection, FMC

In an early morning call FMC and DuPont made a major announcement: FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business it must divest to comply with the European Commission ruling related to its merger with The Dow Chemical Company. Additionally, DuPont … Read More

ASA DuPont Young Leaders Complete Training

Kelly MarshallAg Group, ASA, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders have finished their training, focusing on leadership, marketing, issues and discussions. Training took place in conjunction with the Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas. “For more than 30 years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has identified new and emerging leaders for the soybean industry. The program provides training … Read More

DuPont Receives Registration for FeXapan Herbicide

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection, EPA, Herbicides

The EPA has granted approval for DuPont‘s FeXapan herbicide plus Vapor Grip Technology on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and cotton. The herbicide offers weed control that can be used in-crop over soybean and cotton varieties tolerant to dicamba and glyphosate. The product will be available this year to control kochia, marestail and amaranth species. “There is a critical need … Read More

Former Ag Secretaries Show Support for Dow-DuPont

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection

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 … Read More

EPA Approves DuPont Lumisena for Soy & Sunflowers

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Dupont Crop Protection, Fungicides

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved registration for DuPont Lumisena fungicide seed treatment. Lumisena is the latest in the seed applied technology portfolio for the company, offering Phytophthora control in soybeans and downy mildew in sunflowers. It’s the most advanced control of Phytophthora in soybeans since mefenoxam and metalaxyl in 1979. “The true benefit in using Lumisena™ fungicide seed treatment … Read More

Dow and DuPont Stockholders Approve Merger

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Company Announcement, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

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 … Read More

Apply for the 2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Ag Leader, ASA, Dupont Crop Protection, Education, Youth

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program, which works to identify and develop grower leaders who continue to shape the future of agriculture. “The ASA DuPont Young Leader Program has had a tremendous impact on the soybean industry and many of our current grower leaders at the national and … Read More

Groups Challenge Proposed Merger of Dow, DuPont

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

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 … Read More

Dow Chemical & Dupont Agree to Merge

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

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 … Read More

DuPont Pioneer Focused on Boosting Yields

Taylor TruckeyAudio, Dupont Crop Protection, NAFB

Brody Benton, DuPont Crop Protection, gave us an update at TradeTalk about ways growers can take advantage of sound agronomics from DuPont Crop Protection and Pioneer seed salespeople to improve profits during a difficult time with low commodity prices. Brody says there are two avenues to maintain profitability at a time like this: either cut input costs or produce more … Read More