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Dow, DuPont Deal Cements Activists’ Rise - WSJ
By DAVID BENOIT
Updated Dec. 11, 2015

The group painstakingly went through each business’s customers, raw materials, costs and sales forces. Trian reported back to Mr. Breen on how they thought the split should work.
Dow_Chemical  Dupont  mergers_&_acquisitions  M&A  shareholder_activism  CEOs  boards_&_directors_&_governance 
december 2015 by jerryking
Big Data Comes to the Farm, Sowing Mistrust - WSJ.com
Feb. 25, 2014 | WSJ | By Jacob Bunge.

Some farmers have discussed aggregating data on their own so they could decide what information to sell and at what price. Other farmers are joining forces with smaller technology companies that are trying to keep agricultural giants from dominating the prescriptive-planting business.

The owner of one small company, Steve Cubbage of Prime Meridian LLC, says his Nevada, Mo., company's independence from the seed, machinery and chemical industry "adds credibility," giving farmers an alternative with "their overall best interests in mind."
massive_data_sets  farming  agriculture  Monsanto  DuPont  Dow_Chemical  data_driven 
february 2014 by jerryking

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