Corteva Becomes Independent

Corteva Agriscience has officially become an independent company. On June 1, the company separated from DowDuPont to become a global pure-play agriculture company offering seed, crop protection and digital solutions.

The newly formed Corteva brings together the heritage of the portfolios of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Jim Collins serves as the chief executive officer. Corteva shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol “CTVA.”

DowDuPont management spun off Dow Inc. (which focuses on producing commodity chemicals) to shareholders in April 2019. The company intends to operate the materials and specialty side of the business under the DuPont name.

Farmers have already been familiarizing themselves with the Corteva name for more than a year. “Cor” means heart. “Teva” means nature. The combined company name is pronounced /kor.teh.vah/.

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