Innovation Feeds the World

Jamie Johansen 3 Comments

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

Soil Health Makes Financial Sense #SHPSummit16

Taylor Truckey

Monsanto has been a part of the Soil Health Partnership since its inception. Kevin Coffman, Market Development Lead in the Ag Sustainability Strategy division of Monsanto, elaborated on the plans of the Partnership with AgWired’s Chuck Zimmerman during the 2nd Soil Health Summit held in Indianapolis this week. Kevin Coffman, a member of the steering committee for the Soil Health …

Audio, Monsanto, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

Soil Health Summit Starts Today

Chuck Zimmerman

My current home is the Alexander in Indianapolis where the Soil Health Partnership is about to kick off the 2016 Soil Health Summit. Cindy attended the first one last year. It’s my turn this year. I’ll be sharing interviews with staff, supporters and farmer who are participating in the organization’s work. Here’s what the SHP 5 year initiative says: Over …

Ag Group, Conservation, Environment, Monsanto, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

Outstanding Career Award at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

A giant in the plant breeding and genetics world was honored by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (NCCPB) during the CSS 2015 and Seed Expo last week in Chicago. Donn Cummings retired from Monsanto after 30 years as a corn plant breeder, spending the last eight years of his career developing …

ASTA, Corn, Monsanto, Seed

Deere to Acquire Precision Planting & Monosem

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning John Deere announced that the company has acquired Precision Planting from the Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto. Also included in the announcement is an exclusive agreement with Climate Corporation for near real-time data connectivity between certain John Deere equipment and Climate Corporation’s FieldView Platform. Making the announcement at the Develop with Deere conference was Pat Pinkston. You …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Monsanto

Monsanto Co. Top 2015 World’s Best Workplaces

Jamie Johansen

Great Place to Work® has named Monsanto Company to the list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces for the fourth consecutive year. This year, Monsanto ranked No. 9 in the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence that identifies the top 25 best multinational companies in terms of workplace culture and is the top ranking agricultural company. “At Monsanto, we …

Agribusiness, Monsanto

DEKALB Logo Commemorated

Kelly Marshall

The famous “winged ear” logo of DEKALB® corn first made its debut eighty years ago and has become of the most widely-recongized symbols in agriculture.  The symbol was launched in 1935 with the slogan, “DeKalb Quality Hybrids Will Be Your Mortgage Lifter.” Now the logo will be commemorated with placement of an Illinois state historical marker at Memorial Park in DeKalb, …

Agribusiness, Monsanto, Seed

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Dr. Robb Fraley, Monsanto

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Dr. Robb Fraley, Monsanto. Disappointed with the failed acquisition of Syngenta, Dr. Fraley discusses reasons for the pursuit of the global chemical giant and his company’s plans toward the future. While some consumers oppose genetically modified crops, Fraley gives reasons to pursue next generation innovation in chemistry, biologics, and genetics to achieve growth in …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Monsanto

FMC Talks About Expanded Agreement with Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Agricultural Solutions and Monsanto last week announced the expansion of an agreement of participation in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform. The exclusive agreement includes FMC’s Authority® brand sulfentrazone herbicides, and adds FMC’s Capture® LFR® insecticide as a soil-applied insecticide for corn and Hero® insecticide. “We believe growers should make use of the best technologies available,” said …

Audio, Corn, FMC, Monsanto

FMC Expands Relationship with Monsanto

Lizzy Schultz

FMC Corporation and Monsanto Company announced this week that they have expanded an agreement to continue their participation in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform. The agreement will be included in the new Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend Crop System that is set to launch in 2016, and includes FMC’s Authority® brand sulfentrazone herbicides as well as FMC’s Capture® …

Agribusiness, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide, Monsanto