Former Oil-Dri Executive V.R. Swede Roskam Passes Away

Roskam retired in 2014 as Vice President of Sales from Oil-Dri Corporation of America where he worked for 45 years.


How Africa’s Farms Are Recovering from Ebola

After thousands fled their farms and loan programs collapsed in the wake of Ebola, international and local organizations are working to help bring them back.

Crop Inputs

FAO: Global Fertilizer Use to Grow 1.8% a Year Through 2018

Demand for nitrogen fertilizers expected to grow fastest in Sub-Saharan Africa, at 4.6% a year.


10 Crop Protection Trends For 2015

Crop protection sales expected to be stable, but wholesale change is almost certain.

Crop Inputs

Iraqi Wheat Farmers Worried About Islamic State

The Sunni militant group controls land that accounts for about 40% of Iraq's wheat production.

Crop Inputs

Crop Protection in an Increasingly Post-Patent World

Generics make up more global market share each year, and new products are poised for rapid growth.

Crop Inputs

Monsanto, Novozymes BioAg Alliance Field Trial Shows Promise

The first full-year trials show yield increases in corn and soy. Novozymes and Monsanto plan for expanded trials in 2015.

Crop Inputs

Agrium Completes Expansion, Restarts Potash Production

Agrium is setting a target production volume at 2.1 million tonnes for 2015.


The Mosaic Company Completes Acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s Fertilizer Distribution Business

Mosaic's distribution capacity in the region is expected to increase from approximately 4 million tonnes per year to 6 million tonnes.

Zakłady Chemiczne Police

Zaklady Chemiczne Police to Build Phosphoric Acid Plant in Senegal

The new plant is the next step in ZChP's plan to move to full fertilizer production in Senegal and set up a fertilizer distribution center for West Africa.


IFA and the AFAP Agree to Improve Fertilizer Markets in Africa

Agreement looks to increase fertilizer use to 50 kg per hectare across Africa.


H.J. Baker Opens Tiger-Sulace Ace Plant in China

H.J. Baker invited customers to the Lianyungang Sulphur Bentonite Plant opening located at the ACE Group’s sulphur facility with a daylong special event earlier this year.

Asia Summit

India and The Big Shift: Part 2

India makes a play for greater global market share.


Fertilizer Organizations Join Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

Organizations join alliance to encourage industry to promote proper use of fertilizers and minimize their environmental impact in the field.


Fertilizer Prices Up; Applications Seen Reduced – Rabobank

Rising prices could see farmers reducing fertilizer applications in the medium term.


FMC to Acquire Cheminova for $1.8 Billion

Cheminova brings complementary technologies in insecticides and herbicides, enhances FMC's fungicide portfolio and adds a growing micronutrient business.


Biopesticides: Counting the Cost

A growing world population and public and regulatory pressure on agriculture for continuous improvement will make biopesticide programs increasingly saleable for retailers.


Biopesticides Primed for Growth

Consolidation, multinationals drive access and affordability for the fertile fields of major growing regions.


FMC to Market Actagro Soil, Plant Health Products

FMC to exclusively sell Actagro products in Asia-Pacific.

Latest News


Monsanto Calls for Retraction of WHO’s Glyphosate Assessment

Classification as probable carcinogen goes against scientific consensus, industry experts and scientists say.


Adama Posts Higher Profit for Year, Weighs IPO Options

"Various possibilities" are being examined regarding executing the business combination between the company and the China business.


Monsanto’s Fraley ‘Outraged’ by WHO Glyphosate Assessment

"Result was reached by selective ‘cherry picking’ of data and is a clear example of agenda-driven bias.” --Fraley


World Health Organization Report Contradicts Scientific Findings on Glyphosate

"Review does not meet the standards used by respected agencies around the world," says Dr. Phillip Miller, Monsanto global regulatory lead.


Topcon Precision Agriculture Acquires Digi-Star

Digi-Star is a global supplier of electronic equipment, precision sensors, optical yield and feed management sensors, displays, position verification, and software.