In the next 18 months, the newly created DowDuPont will split into three businesses – for material sciences, specialty products and agricultural chemicals.
Ted McKinney has directed Indiana's Department of Agriculture since 2014, after working at Dow AgroSciences and Eli Lilly subsidiary Elanco.
The companies still must address areas where regulators says they’ll have too big a market share, but those aren’t the areas that have Indiana farmers worried.
With Hillary Clinton's and Ted Cruz's victories in the Iowa Caucus, it would have to be a close race for Indiana's primary to make much of a difference.
More collaboration could lead to the creation of more biosciences startups, state leaders say.