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  • Data Shows Global Chemical Production has Soft Second Quarter

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that the second quarter of 2016 ended on a soft note, with the headline index rising only 0.1% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in June, the organization announced in a press release...

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  • BASF Says Agricultural Solutions Business Not for Sale

    Amid a wave of mergers this year in the crop protection and seeds segments, BASF announced Wednesday that its Agricultural Solutions business is not for sale, Reuters reported. “I think we’ve made it quite clear that our crop protection business is not for sale,” said BASF’...

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  • Growth Predicted for North American Instrumentation Valves and Fittings Market

    A new market research report predicts that the North American instrumentation valves and fittings market will reach $1.4 billion by 2022, rising by a compound annual growth rate of 4.2% between 2016 and the end of the forecast period, Pune, India-based research firm MicroMarket Monitor announced...

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  • EU Gives Monsanto OK to Import Roundup Ready Soybeans in Europe

    The European Commission gave Monsanto Company permission to import its Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and use of the crop for food and feed in the European Union, the St. Louis-based agricultural giant announced July 22. Monsanto obtained approval to import its Roundup soybeans to China this...

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  • Grain Handler fined $61k by OSHA for Safety Violations

    A Nebraska grain handling facility was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha area office on July 22 for 17 safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. New Alliance of Bridgeport, NE faces $61,600 in proposed fines...

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  • USDA Effort Helps Fund Biofuels, Biobased Product Development

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday that the agency is soliciting applications for funding to bolster development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products. “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America,...

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  • Dust Control Technology Names New President

    Dust Control Technology (DCT), a global innovator in dust and odor control, has announced the appointment Laura Stiverson as president. Stiverson served as general manager for DCT for nearly five years. Her primary responsibilities will continue to revolve around new product engineering,...

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  • Hammermills.com Completely Redesigned

    Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill has completely redesigned its website at www.hammermills.com. The new design allows for ease of search for the ideal size reduction equipment. Whether searching by product type or industries and applications served, visitors will easily narrow the size reduction product...

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  • K-State Offering Pneumatic Conveying, Storage & Flow Courses

    Kansas State University is offering two courses: “Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Solids” and “Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids.” “Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Solids” will take place October 11-14, 2016. This course focuses on the design...

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  • General Mills Closing Plants, Cutting 1300 Jobs

    General Mills has announced restructuring in its global supply chain, impacting its U.S., Brazil, and China operations. General Mills has made a tentative decision to close its manufacturing facility in Vineland, NJ, and transfer production to other U.S. facilities to eliminate excess soup...

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