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A jury in California has ruled that Bayer-owned chemicals company Monsanto must pay $2-billion in damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, an elderly couple both suffering with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a consequence of exposure to the glyphosate... Read more

In what was an unprecedented show of anger following the losses around the acquisition of Monsanto, shareholders at Bayer have delivered an unprecedented vote of no confidence in the CEO, Werner Baumann, and the company's top management executives. Read more

Yara International, a global leader in crop nutrition, and IBM today announced an agreement to build the world's leading digital farming platform, providing holistic digital services and instant agronomic advice... Read more

The International Investment Bank (IIB), based in Moscow, has granted a loan to Moldova's Trans-Oil, an agro-industrial group, which it will use for the acquisition of Romanian vegetable oil producer, Ultex. Read more

The CEO of the German chemical giant Bayer has insisted that the $63-billion (€55.6-billion) takeover of the American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto in 2018 was a "good idea" despite the huge legal costs that... Read more

Swedish polymer technology engineering group Trelleborg, through its Trelleborg Wheel Systems subsidiary, has announced that it has signed the agreements and finalised the acquisitions of Italian firms Provana Solutions and Provana Quality Centre. Read more

AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. Although specific needs may vary from market to market, the company’s common approach is to partner fully with every customer through every phase Read more

Local farmers’ ability to sell biomass to the Iggesund Paperboard paperboard mill at Workington, UK, will return over £1.5 million annually to the local agricultural industry. Read more

Airedale Chemical, manufacturer of specialist chemicals, has announced that the company has seen a sharp rise in output of one of its key products, in line with current trends in the food industry. Read more

Denmark-based Samson Group has taken over the activities of Pichon Industries – a company which produces a wide range of slurry tankers, implements and muck spreaders in its two spreaders in France and Poland. Read more

The Ukrainian agriculture sector has seen significant growth in the first 10 months of 2018. Read more

EuroChem Group AG, a global fertiliser producer, and Belgium-based biotechnology company Aphea.Bio, have signed a research and development agreement. Read more

Zaslaw, a company from Andrychow, is one of Poland’s leading manufacturers of trailers and semitrailers for agricultural and road use. Read more

The Polish economy is the eighth largest in the EU and the biggest among the former Soviet states. Its nominal GDP is $571.320 million in 2017, the 23rd largest in the world, making a nominal GDP per capita of $15,050. Read more

Camso shared details about its Conversion Track System (CTS) High Speed for Combines and provided updates from its Profit From the Ground Up field study at this year’s Innov-Agri Show, which took place from 4-6 September in Outarville, France. Read more

Camso introduced its new RD 4500 Track Series during this year’s Farm Progress Show, Aug. 28–30 in Boone, Iowa. The new track offering provides a high-speed roading solution that maximizes uptime in the field and on the road. Read more

BASF has announced it has completed the acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business, mainly operating under the brand Nunhems. Read more

German pharmaceutical group Bayer has seen a steep drop in sales following a US verdict ordering its subsidiary, agricultural giant Monsanto, to pay damages to a man who said ingredients in one of its weedkillers had caused his cancer. Read more

On July 26, the fourth edition of the LOZOVA MACHINERY Field Day gathered together 700 specialists from the agricultural sector from Kharkiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Donetsk, Poltava, Sumy and other regions of Ukraine. Read more

The Small Robot Company, a UK-based agritech start-up has raised £50,000 through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Read more

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