The Passaic Agricultural Chemical Works in Newark, New Jersey, 1876

The Monsanto Company was an American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation founded in 1901 and headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

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Syngenta was the Chinese owned worldwide leader in agrochemical sales in 2013 at ~$10.9 billion, followed by Bayer CropScience, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, and then DuPont with ~$3.6 billion.

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BASF

German multinational chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world.

German multinational chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world.

BASF Werk in Ludwigshafen, 1865
BASF Werk in Ludwigshafen, 1881
BASF main laboratory in Ludwigshafen, 1887
Indigo production at BASF in 1890
Company scrip from Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik, 2 Pfennig Gutschein, ca. 1918
Former BASF headquarters building in Ludwigshafen
BASF Portsmouth Site in the West Norfolk area of Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. The plant is served by the Commonwealth Railway.
BASF visitor center, Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF-sponsored Museum for Laquerware in Münster, Germany
BASF in Ludwigshafen
Ludwigshafen production site at night.

In October 2017, BASF announced it would buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for €5.9 billion ($7 billion), as part of its acquisition of Monsanto.

However, overall third quarter profit beat expectations as the acquisition of Bayer AG's agrochemical and seed business help to offset some of the effects of the trade war.