American Vanguard last week announced the resignation of Trevor Thorley, executive vice president and CEO of subsidiary Amvac Chemical Company. *** Makhteshim Agan last week announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire generic crop production product company Albaugh in a deal worth more than $1 billion. *** The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition last week released a new animated video at http://saferchemicals.org/toxic-chemical-lobby-exclusive-leaked-footage.html, accusing the chemical industry of attacking congressional efforts to reform TSCA while publicly voicing support for reform. *** Monsanto on June 30 reported third quarter earnings of $384 million, down from $694 million in the year-ago quarter. *** Arysta LifeScience on June 30 announced New Zealand registered its methyl iodide product RIPPER®, making it the fourth country aside from the U.S., Japan and Turkey to register the soil fumigant. *** Chemtura last month filed a reorganization plan with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and plans to emerge from Chapter 11 protection in the coming months.