Monsanto Rejects Bayer AG Bid

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

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

Bayer Discusses Bid to Acquire Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

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

Monsanto Announces Farm Mom of the Year

Kelly Marshall

Monstanto‘s latest announcement is just in time for Mother’s Day.  After two weeks of online voting, Mary Courtney has been named Farm Mom of the Year. Courtney farms with her husband, Shane and grows corn, soybeans, burley tobacco, mixed vegetables, green bell peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash and zucchini, specialty peppers and seedless watermelon, along with cattle. Mary was one of …

Agribusiness, American Agri-Women, Monsanto, Women

I AM USFRA – Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is composed of almost 100 agricultural organizations and agribusinesses, including some of the largest companies in the industry because they know how important it is to help consumers better understand how their food is produced. It’s pretty safe to say that no company or sector of the agriculture industry has been the target …

Audio, Monsanto, USFRA

Monsanto Announces Farm Mom Winners

Kelly Marshall

A new crop of “Farm Moms” has sprung up at Monsanto.  Five outstanding women have been selected as regional winners in the 2016 Farm Mom of the Year contest. “Once again we are so honored to have read nominations for hundreds of the strongest, kindest and most passionate women when it comes to their families, farms, communities and agriculture,” says …

Agribusiness, Award, Monsanto, Women

EPA Proposes Dicamba Registration for GE Crops

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially proposed the registration of dicamba to control weeds in cotton and soybean genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate the herbicide. The proposal outlines a Herbicide Resistance Management Plan which includes monitoring and reporting any suspected resistance, grower education and remediation. Additionally, EPA is proposing to limit the registration to 5 years, which would further …

Crop Protection, EPA, Monsanto

EPA Opens Comment Period Regarding Dicamba

Kelly Marshall

The EPA has opened a 30 day comment period to the public covering the topic of dicamba herbicide use with Bollgard II ExtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans.  This step is an important move forward for growers hoping to gain access to dicamba weed-management tools. A limited commercial introduction of Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton took place in 2015 …

Ag Group, Cotton, EPA, Monsanto, Soybean

Last Call for Farm Mom of the Year Nominees

Lizzy Schultz

There is one week left to submit your favorite farm mom into Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Mom of the Year Contest. Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, Mar. 29, and Monsanto encourages everyone to nominate moms who go above and beyond to care for and protect their farms, families, communities and the agriculture industry they love. “Our 2015 Southeast Region Farm …

Ag Group, American Agri-Women, Award, Contest, Monsanto

The Great Grain Marketing Debate

Lizzy Schultz

Grain marketing was at the center of many educational sessions during the 2016 Commodity Classic, as the stressful state of the economy has made it imperative for farmers to have a clear understanding of grain marketing. One session at this year’s event, the Great Grain Marketing Debate, offered attendees a valuable panel discussion on grain marketing strategies for 2016. One …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Grains, Marketing, Monsanto

Innovation Feeds the World

Jamie Johansen

Monsanto‘s GMO crop technology is arguably one of the most influential innovations of the past century; while it remains incredibly controversial among members of the public, the science has led to unprecedented advancements throughout the realm of biotechnology, and has held a key role in the process of creating a food secure world. This year marks the 20th anniversary of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, Monsanto, NCBA, Technology