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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dow now listed on stock exchange with completion of first DowDuPont spinoff

Dow will trade on the New York Stock Exchange beginning today. The separation was completed on Monday for the Michigan-based company.  DowDuPont common stockholders received one share of common stock of Dow for every three shares...

Flooding, softer plastics market lower earnings forecast as Dow splits off

Flooding in the Midwest and softer results in plastics and  packaging are  expected to have a negative effect on DowDuPont’s first quarter results. The company begins its three-way split today, with Materials Science separating into...

Elizabeth Warren takes on ag giants

Good afternoon, Mention the name Elizabeth Warren and you are bound to raise the blood pressure of executives in Delaware and elsewhere. The Massachusetts senator, presidential candidate and longtime critic of the banking and student loan...

State ag department offers funding for specialty crop efforts

The Delaware Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for this year’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, with nearly $359,000 allocated to assist in increasing the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops. Applications will be accepted through...

Food Bank’s $15 million investment in our future

Good  afternoon, I had a chance to tour the new Food Bank of Delaware’s impressive   80,000-square-foot  warehouse on Lake Drive  in the Pencader area south of Newark. The former UPS location will allow the nonprofit organization to...

Delaware Ag Department, Delaware State launch hemp research pilot program

The Delaware Department of Agriculture launched the Delaware Hemp Research Pilot Program in partnership with Delaware State University’s College of Agriculture and Related Sciences. “The research component announced today gives producers an opportunity to see...

Lantern fly quarantine order calls on businesses, residents to look for egg masses

  The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is quarantining 11 zip codes in northern New Castle County in an effort to eradicate, control, and prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly in Delaware and to surrounding...

Merck Animal Health expands Millsboro operation

Merck Animal Health announced increased investment and expansion at its U.S. manufacturing and warehousing site in  Millsboro. The company expanded its manufacturing capacity and capabilities in Millsboro last year with additional expansion activities planned over the...

Corteva acquires Canola product line from BASF

Wilmington-based  Corteva Agriscience , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont  has acquired the Clearfield  Canola Production System  in Canada and the United States from BASF. Clearfield canola is a  non-genetically modified herbicide tolerance  system, consisting of an herbicide...

Mountaire completes clean-up at Millsboro area site after sewage discharge

Mountaire Farms of Delaware reported to the Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Friday that the company’s cleanup of an accidental release of partially treated wastewater on Wednesday at Mountaire’s Millsboro area...