News Briefs March 5, 2018


News You Can Use

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In the News

DowDuPont™ Announces New Name for Ag-focused Company

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended Agriculture company will become Corteva AgriscienceTM (kohr-'teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.” 

“This is the start of an exciting journey,” said James C. Collins, Jr., chief operating officer, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “Corteva Agriscience is bringing together three businesses with deep connections and dedication to generations of farmers. Our new name acknowledges our history while looking forward to our commitment to enhancing farmer productivity as well as the health and well-being of the consumers they serve. With the most balanced portfolio of products in the industry, nearly a century of agronomic expertise and an unparalleled innovation engine, Corteva Agriscience will become a leading Agriculture company, focused on working together with the entire food system to produce a secure supply of healthy food.”…Read more

Crop Insights

How to Pinch Pennies on Production Costs This Year

As growers prepare for another production season, the need to reduce costs is paramount. Among the most costly of inputs is your seed and fertilizer. 

“Encirca® can help you make sure you are not spending any more on these input costs that need have to,” says Brian Early, with DuPont Pioneer, who says the Encirca program can help producers cut costs without cutting yields by estimating just how much is needed on a field by field bases…Read more

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