FMC Completes Deal with DowDupont

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During the NAFB convention Trade Talk session Jamie and I visited with our sponsor, FMC. Mike Krull, North America Business Development, sat down with Jamie to talk about the FMC DuPont Integration. FMC has announced that it has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31,2017, and have …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dupont, FMC, NAFB

FMC Transactions Complete DowDuPont™ Commitment

Cindy Zimmerman

The DowDuPont™ merger should be finalized now with the DuPont divestment this week of a portion of its Crop Protection business to FMC Corporation. DuPont completed the divestiture of its Cereal Broadleaf Herbicides and Chewing Insecticides portfolio to FMC. In addition, DuPont divested its Crop Protection R&D pipeline and organization, excluding seed treatment, nematicides and late-stage R&D programs, which it …

Agribusiness, Dupont, FMC

Dow-DuPont is Done Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

The “merger of equals” between The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”) became official on Friday, now operating as a holding company under the name “DowDuPont™” with three divisions – Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products. Moving forward, DowDuPont intends to separate the divisions to stand within their own legal entities by the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Dow AgroScience, Dupont

Talking with FMC at Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

In my first chance to visit with the sponsor of our coverage of this year’s Ag Media Summit, FMC, I visited with Tom Becker (left) and Brent Neuberger. The focus of their remarks are on FMC’s pending Dupont transaction. For starters, when that transaction is complete Tom says it will provide more products to offer growers. He says these products …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Dupont, FMC, Video

DuPont Pioneer Virtual Pressers Unveil New Products

Cindy Zimmerman

With the theme of “Innovation Elevates Performance for Growers,” DuPont Pioneer used virtual press conferences this week to unveil new corn and soybean products by region, and pulled it off with technical perfection! Technical issues are common even in simple telephone press conferences, so it was amazing to see one incorporate a phone feed with a live web feed including …

Audio, Corn, Dupont, Pioneer, Soybean

Everyday Advocate at #ASTACSS

Kelly Marshall

Earlier this week we got to see ASTA’s latest video project with plant breeder and mother, Jessie Alt.  Today I got to sit down with her to talk about her role connecting consumers with plant science. As a research scientist for DuPont Pioneer, Jessie’s day job is to develop new soybean varieties for farmers, but off the clock she’s a wife and …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Dupont, Pioneer

Harvest Shows Results of DuPont Pioneer Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Pioneer 2016 North American yield data from nearly 50,000 on-farm comparisons shows the company’s products and services have had a hand in the record corn and soybean crops being harvested across the country right now. At the NAFB Trade Talk last week, DuPont Pioneer senior corn marketing manager Ryan French was on-hand to talk about Pioneer brand corn products, …

Audio, Dupont, NAFB, Pioneer

DuPont, Monsanto Reach Licensing Agreement for Brazil

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto have agreed to work together to provide additional choices for Brazilian soybean farmers.  Pioneer will receive a royalty-bearing license for Monsanto’s Intacta RR2PRO soybean technology under the new agreemnt.  The license is subject to approval by the Brazilian regulatory authority and financial details have not been disclosed. “DuPont Pioneer looks forward to bringing the Intacta insect …

Agribusiness, Dupont, Monsanto, Pioneer, Soybean

Got Corn? Make Momomers Says DuPont at #CUTC16

Joanna Schroeder

Got corn? Then you can make some amazing things. For example, attendees at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC16) that took place in St. Louis this week learned about making new momomers for corn? Say what? Let’s get some insight from biomaterial expert Michael Saltzberg who is the business director for DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ biomaterials business. Saltzberg spoke on …

Audio, biobased, Corn, CUTC, Dupont

Folta Chosen for Borlaug CAST Communication Award

Kelly Marshall

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is pleased to announce Dr. Kevin Folta as the winner of this year’s prestigious Borlaug CAST Communication Award.  Dr. Folta serves as the Chair of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services.  He is a teacher, mentor, researcher and organizer and has a talent …

Ag Group, Award, Communications, Dupont