Bayer’s new chief executive officer, Bill Anderson, is considering structural changes for the company. That could include separating the agriculture business from Bayer’s pharmaceutical and consumer health business. Anderson also plans to streamline operations by eliminating several layers of management. Bayer suffered a third quarter loss of $4.9 billion in U.S. dollars. That compares to $583 million in profits one year ago. In the Crop Science division, sales of corn seed and traits rose 21 percent. Fungicide sales were up 16 percent and the soybean seed and traits business increased nearly 16 percent. Herbicide sales declined more than 17 percent, which was impacted by lower prices for glyphosate products after an exceptionally strong prior year.
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