Monsanto Rejects Bayer AG Bid

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Responding to a $62 billion acquisition offer from Bayer AG, Monsanto Company has announced that its Board of Directors views the proposal as “incomplete and financially inadequate, but is open to continued and constructive conversations.” In a company release, Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant gave a short statement. “We believe in the substantial benefits an integrated strategy could provide …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

ONE International Welcome Dinner

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There is never a disappointing moment when you attend an Alltech event and ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is hitting the mark. A favorite for many is the International Welcome Dinner which featured world-class entertainment, premier dining and international networking opportunities. This year we again heard from the legendary, Dr. Ronan Tynan, along with Dr. Everett McCorvey, Cynthia Lawrence, Gregory …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Video

Bayer Discusses Bid to Acquire Monsanto

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Top Bayer company representatives held an international press conference this morning to discuss the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto. In a May 10 proposal, Bayer made an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto Company for $122 US per share or an aggregate value of $62 billion. “We …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

ONE Vision – A Planet of Plenty

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This week the AgWired team is in Lexington, Kentucky for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. ONE is all about creation and innovation, allowing attendees to engage and interact with mind-expanding visionaries across a range of topics. Attendees come from a wide variety of agricultural sectors, industries, company sizes, and roles, and the educational sessions at ONE are sure to inspire …

Agribusiness, Alltech

USDA Announces $21M for Bioeconomy R&D

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made $21 million available to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products. The funds can also be allocated to train the next generation of bio-scientists. The funding is offered through the AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts challenge area designed to create or sustain jobs by improving existing food …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, biobased, Biofuels, biomass, USDA

BASF’s Varisto Herbicide Receives Registration

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The EPA has given the go-ahead to BASF‘s Varisto herbicide.  The product may be used on clover grown for seed, dry beans, dry peas, English peas, lima beans (succulent), snap beans and soybeans.  The herbicide offers a wide spectrum of broadleaf and grass weed control. “Varisto herbicide offers multiple sites of action for excellent weed control and resistance management in …

Agribusiness, BASF, EPA, Herbicide, weeds

GROWMARK Welcomes 61 Summer Interns

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GROWMARK has announced that sixty-one college students will spend this summer exploring agricultural career opportunities as GROWMARK interns in the company’s 57th summer internship program. Interns will work at FS member cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ontario, Canada, as well as GROWMARK FS, Mid-Co Commodities, and the GROWMARK corporate office in Bloomington, Illinois. Interns will work in the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Education, GROWMARK, Intern, University

Industry Leaders Meet In Florida for PBIAS

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Top business and industry leaders from Florida, New York, and Israel convened this week in West Palm Beach for the inaugural Palm Beach International Agricultural Summit, an event designed to raise awareness about the county’s $1.41 billion ag industry, address modern farming and its role in advancing Florida’s economy and quality of life. The Summit was presented by the Economic …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Economy, Events

Ceva Swine Adds Sales Veteran to Team

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Julie Schwalbe has joined Ceva Animal Health’s swine business unit as strategic account manager. In her new role, Schwalbe’s number one priority is the customer – listening and learning about their needs while going above and beyond to provide an unparalleled customer experience. “Julie has proven herself to be a highly knowledgeable and experienced partner to both swine veterinarians and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Ceva, Company Announcement, Swine