Headwinds ahead

Coons, Rebecca
January 2015
Chemical Week;1/12/2015, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports on the economic forecasts for the seeds and agricultural chemicals industry for 2015 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) according to which the demand for them seems to decline due to decreased prices and increased inventories for the commodities like corn and soybeans.


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