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Syngenta Corn Payments Delayed in Court

Payouts from a $1.51 billion Syngenta settlement may arrive in farmers’ mailboxes sometime in 2020, as attorneys in the case continue to battle a federal court on the allocation of fees. Read More

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Corteva Wears Its Own Hat

Farmers can officially say hello to Corteva Agriscience on June 1 when it spins off from parent company DowDuPont. It’s another step to divide the mega-company, which was valued at $131 billion upon its merger in 2017, into three focused businesses. Read More

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Corteva To Spin Off Of DowDuPont

Almost two years since its historic merger, DowDupont will spin off its entire agricultural business as part of its plan to split into three sectors: agriculture, material science and specialty products. Read More

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California Jury Hits Bayer with $2 Billion Award in Roundup Cancer Trial

The large punitive damages award is likely to be reduced due to U.S. Supreme Court rulings that limit the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages to 9:1. The jury awarded a total of $2 billion in punitive damages and $55 million in compensatory damages. Read More

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Use of Monsanto’s Weedkiller, Glyphosate on Oats Used in Foods Marketed to Kids

The Environmental Protection Agency is formally requesting feedback on a petition submitted by EWG and food companies seeking to significantly limit the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer/Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, on oats that are used to make a wide array of children’s foods, like breakfast bars and cereals. Read[…]

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Bayer Urges California Appeals Court to Reverse Verdict in Johnson Glyphosate Case

In a forceful opening appeal brief, Monsanto today urged the Court of Appeal of the State of California to reverse the verdict in Johnson v. Monsanto and enter judgment for Monsanto, or in the alternative, reverse and remand the case for a new trial. Read More

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Bayer Releases More Safety Study Reports

All 107 Bayer-owned glyphosate safety study reports that were submitted to the European Food Safety Authority as part of the substance authorization process in the European Union are now accessible on Bayer’s dedicated  transparency platform. Read More

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Bayer Shares Slide After Latest Roundup Cancer Ruling

Shares in Germany’s Bayer’s fell more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup weed killer caused cancer. Read More

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Report Examines Effectiveness of U.S. Crop Protection Channel

By program effectiveness, Corteva, Bayer, and BASF are the top three companies with the most distributors, according to Kline’s recently published report, Effectiveness of the U.S. Crop Protection Company Channel Incentives. Read More

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Nutrien Acquires Actagro Crop Nutrition Developer

Earlier this week Nutrien announced it entered a definitive agreement to purchase Actagro, LLC. Actagro develops, manufactures and marketer of soil and plant health products and technologies. Read More

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