FMC Corp.'s CEO vows brighter future after lackluster first quarter

FMC Corp.'s first-quarter sales declined 13 percent, with a net loss of 35 cents per diluted share, the company said on Monday. "The first three months of 2015 were characterized by extremely volatile foreign exchange movements, a high degree of uncertainty in global agricultural markets and crop specific headwinds in the Brazil crop protection markets," Pierre Brondeau, FMC's CEO, president and chairman, said. Read More »

Survey: U.S. beekeepers lost 42 percent of honeybee colonies in past year

Beekeepers in the U.S. lost 42 percent of their honeybee colonies over the year ending in April, a recent survey has found, coming amid a debate about how best to protect honeybees over the long term. The survey was conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America, with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read More »