Monsanto Invests $1.6 Million in Carbon Smart Research

Kelly Marshall

Monsanto has announced they will be supporting the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and its Soil Health Partnership (SHP)‘s efforts with a $1.6 million investment.  NCGA was recently awarded $1 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) to help farmers find better solutions for reducing climate change.  Monsanto’s contribution will provide expertise, tools and resources …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Environment, Monsanto, NCGA

#Agribusiness Executives Defend Consolidation

Cindy Zimmerman

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on “Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry,” executives of DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta, Bayer and Monsanto defended the current spate of mergers and acquisitions as being important to continue to deliver on the innovation that farmers need to feed a growing global population. Bayer CropScience President and CEO …

Audio, Bayer, Government, Monsanto

Reaction to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

Reaction from agricultural organizations on new of a deal between Bayer and Monsanto on Wednesday expressed some concern about what this trend of consolidation will mean for farmers in the long run. From Capitol Hill where National Farmers Union members have been meeting this week, NFU President Roger Johnson “condemned” the merger and called for a “critical review” of consolidation …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASA, Bayer, Corn, Monsanto, NCGA

ZimmCast on Big Bayer-Monsanto Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

After months of negotiations, Bayer AG and Monsanto Company today signed a definitive merger agreement to create a “Global Leader in Agriculture.” The $128 per share all-cash transaction, represents a 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders and an aggregate value of $66 billion – so it’s a really big deal. Following a one hour global press conference, Liam Condon of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto, ZimmCast

Bayer and Monsanto Officials Discuss Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Officials with Bayer AG and Monsanto Company held a press conference this morning on the announced merger agreement. Participants in the press conference included Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer AG; Hugh Grant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto (both pictured here); and Liam Condon, head of the Crop Science Division. Download and listen here: Most of Q and A:

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

Bayer-Monsanto Deal is Done

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s Board of Directors, Bayer’s Board of Management and Bayer’s Supervisory Board have unanimously approved the agreement. Based on Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, 2016, the day before Bayer’s first written proposal …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Latest Bayer offer to Monsanto

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the latest update on the proposed Bayer acquisition of Monsanto with published statements from each. From Bayer: Bayer confirms advanced negotiations with Monsanto concerning a proposed transaction. While key terms and conditions have not yet been agreed, Bayer would be prepared to provide a transaction consideration of USD 127.50 per Monsanto share only in connection with a negotiated transaction. …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Report Finds #Ag Can Help Combat Climate Change

Joanna Schroeder

Growers to provide feed, fiber and fuel and now according to a new report released during a press conference at the Farm Progress Show this week, farmers, or agriculture, can also help combat climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). ICF International conducted the research entitled, “Charting a Path to Carbon Neutral Agriculture: Mitigation Potential for Crop …

Agribusiness, Audio, Climate Change, Conservation, cover crops, Farm Progress Show, Monsanto

Bayer Disappointed with Monsanto Rejection

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer AG officials are “disappointed in Monsanto’s decision to reject its increased all-cash offer of USD 125 per share” made public last week. Monsanto’s Board of Directors unanimously rejected Bayer’s proposal as “financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty.” The offer represents a 40 percent premium over Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, 2016. In addition, Bayer has …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Bayer Increases Monsanto Offer

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer has increased its all-cash offer to acquire Monsanto to USD 125 per share after additional information received in private discussions. Over the past several weeks Bayer has engaged in private talks with Monsanto. Following receipt of additional information Bayer has raised its all-cash offer to Monsanto shareholders from USD 122 to USD 125 per share verbally on July 1 …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto