News

Syngenta Blames Slow Sales On Tough U.S. Winter

Photo: clipart.com

Spencer, IA: (Apr. 16, 2014) – It’s been a tough winter all over the United States. West Coast farmers are short of rain and farmers throughout the Midwest are staring at frigid fields. And that has dented Syngenta’s first-quarter sales of pesticides and seeds in North America by about 8 percent, according to that company’s CEO.

Michael Mack, on a conference call with reporters, said dry conditions in the West slowed sales of crop sprays. And, he said the late-start to the planting season has slowed seed sales in North America. He said better conditions in Europe, Africa and the Middle East offset weaker results in North America.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Willie Nelson announces lineup for July 4 picnic

Fresh
willienelson

The legendary musician is bringing his picnic back to Austin, Texas.

in Entertainment

Robin Williams’ image cannot be used for 25 years

Fresh
Actor and comedian Robin Williams poses during a press tour promoting his new movie "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2007.

The "Mrs. Doubtfire" stare will not appear in any form of publicity until 2039.

in Music

Music festivals ban ‘selfie sticks’

Fresh
selfie

You'll just have to have long arms if you're taking a selfie at Coachella or Lollapalooza.

in Music

Dolly Parton credits road trips with keeping marriage alive

dolly

RV trips and the simple life are what keeps the country star's 50-year marriage fresh.

in Music

Brooks and Dunn performing for first time in 5 years

brooksdunn

It's their first televised performance in five years.