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ChemChina offers $43B for Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta

HONG KONG (AP)—A Chinese state-owned chemical maker offered to buy Swiss pesticide giant Syngenta for $43 billion in what would be the biggest-ever foreign acquisition by a Chinese company.

Featured Stories

  • Chores can be educational

    As students step off the bus and head into school they are greeted by Ray Huff, the principal at Service Valley Charter Academy. One of the students asks Huff if he needs any help in the barn. That question says a lot about the school and its students.

Blog Posts

  • Coffee's On

    This cold, frigid windchill inspired my baking side this week. The warmth of the oven and welcoming smell of bread baking somehow thaws the soul. Pour a steaming cup of coffee for the adults and hot chocolate for the youngsters, and these quick breads make a delicious mid-morning snack after outdoor...
  • Kansas Bucket List

    I previously wrote about some of my family's experiences visiting our state's attractions while exploring Kansas. Kansas Tourism recently released its Kansas Bucket List, compiled with the help of suggestions in 2015 from Kansas visitors. The list includes well-known Kansas locations like Boot Hill ...
  • There's no parking place for my farm truck

    My husband and I recently upgraded our truck, which eventually will have to work for a living. While waiting on the new bale bed to get here I have been driving it in town and back and forth to work. And let me tell you, they don't make many parking places for a 4 door longbed pickup. 

Featured Photos

  • Hops

    Bruce and Annette Wiles are starting a hop production business in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, to meet the demand from craft brewers for locally grown hops. Annette said she was sure they had made the right...
  • Bull Wall

    The Bull Wall is part of the scene in front of the American Royal building in Kansas City, Mo. (Journal photo by Jennifer Carrico.)
  • Let's Go, Royals

    Emilee, Grace and Logan Diekmann, children of Doug and Kim Diekmann of Woodbine, Kansas, cheer on the Kansas City Royals. Doug painted this bale to show the family's support for the Royals. (Photo cou...
  • Grapes

    Grapes hang from the vine at Reddy Vineyards, Brownfield, Texas. (Journal photo by Jennifer M. Latzke.)