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 Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

beatles

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Music

This week’s top country tracks

floridageorgia

LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Taylor Swift ‘Shakes Off’ country image

taylorswift

The "Shake It Off" singer fought with her record label to ditch her country girl image and become a pop star.

in Entertainment

TLC cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’

honeybooboo

The hit reality TV show is off the air after allegations family matriarch Mama June is dating a convicted sex offender.

in Entertainment

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in new biopic

bale

The "Dark Knight" star will portray the late Apple Computer co-founder.