Monsanto Call Provides Perspective on Dicamba Developments

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Precision, Audio, Herbicide, Monsanto

Monsanto held a media briefing Thursday to provide perspective on recent developments with dicamba herbicides. Monsanto chief technology officer Dr. Robb Fraley and Lisa Safarian, vice president of Monsanto North America, both participated in the call and answered questions from reporters. “Monsanto spent years developing XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology to minimize the potential for off-site movement,” said Safarian. “Like many …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Herbicide, Monsanto

4-H Challenges Students to Tackle Soil Health

Kelly Marshall 4-H, AgWired Precision, Education, Monsanto, Soil

Students in the midwest are tackling the challenges of healthy soils as part of the 2017 4-H Ag Innovators Experience (4-H AIE) activity. Sponsored by Monsanto, the two-part challenge was developed by The Ohio State University and focuses on soil composition, impacts of tillage, and new ways to farm. Teams of students in 4-H clubs, camps, after school programs, and enrichment …

4-H, AgWired Precision, Education, Monsanto, Soil

America’s Farm Mom of 2017

Cindy Zimmerman Monsanto

Mother’s Day was extra special this year for Susan Brocksmith of Vincennes, Indiana who was named the 2017 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year. The program, sponsored by Monsanto, honors the significant contributions farm moms make in their communities and beyond. Susan, a farmer, agribusiness professor, mother and active agriculture advocate, received the most online votes to be awarded the …


Bayer Agrees to Give Up Liberty for Monsanto Deal

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Bayer announced this week that the company received conditional approval of its proposed acquisition of Monsanto in South Africa, conditions that include the “divestiture of Bayer’s global Liberty Link trait technology and the associated Liberty branded agro-chemicals business.” Bayer has agreed to these conditions and is evaluating how best to execute the imposed divestiture. As previously communicated, Bayer has been …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Deere and Monsanto End Precision Planting Deal

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, John Deere, Monsanto, Precision Agriculture

Under pressure from the Department of Justice, an agreement between Deere & Company and Monsanto to purchase Precision Planting LLC was terminated Monday. The department filed suit on Aug. 31, 2016, to block the acquisition, alleging that the transaction was a merger-to-monopoly in high-speed precision planting systems, an innovative technology that enables farmers to accurately plant corn, soybeans and other …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Monsanto, Precision Agriculture

Bayer/Monsanto Excited About the Future

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Monsanto

Adrian Percy, head of research and development at Bayer CropScience, and Robb Fraley, Monsanto chief technology officer held an informal press conference at Commodity Classic to discuss the proposed nuptials of their companies. Both Percy and Fraley spoke highly of Monsanto’s seeds and traits and Bayer’s chemistry, but took pains to point out how much better they will be when …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Monsanto

Bayer Offers Outlook on Industry, Monsanto Acquisition

Lizzy Schultz Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

When it comes to scientific innovation, Bayer has a longstanding reputation as a leader in the development of breakthrough technologies. New innovations, developments, and changes are always on the horizon for Bayer, and the company’s dynamic outlook was discussed during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum in a presentation from Dr. Adrian Percy, Bayer’s global head of research & development and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

Trump Team Announces Bayer Merger Promises

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

President-elect Trump’s transition team updated reporters yesterday on the outcome of meetings last week regarding Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Trump press secretary Sean Spicer says the president-elect received commitments from Bayer CEO Werner Baumann that they would keep Monsanto in St. Louis and “retain 100 percent of Monsanto’s 9,000-plus U.S. workforce and create at least 3,000 new U.S. high-tech jobs.” …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Monsanto Increases Earnings and R&D

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

The first quarter of fiscal year 2017 has been a good one for Monsanto as the company continues working with Bayer to finalize the acquisition deal by then end of this calendar year. On Thursday, Monsanto announced net sales for the first quarter totaled $2.7 billion compared to $2.2 billion a year ago and gross profit increased to $1.3 billion. …

Audio, Bayer, Monsanto