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

Monsanto Drops Bid for Syngenta

Chuck Zimmerman

While I heard talk of a “done deal” due to the newest offer from Monsanto to Syngenta in a group of ag media folks this week, Syngenta wasn’t okay with it according to this announcement from Monsanto this morning. Monsanto says it is no longer pursuing the deal. While Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) continues to believe a combination with Syngenta …

Agribusiness, Monsanto, Syngenta

Syngenta Rejects Monsanto’s Latest Approach

Chuck Zimmerman

I really haven’t paid a whole lot of attention to this issue and do not have any details beyond what has been released and publicly stated. But seeing this video just released by Syngenta featuring the Chairman of Syngenta’s Board of Directors, Michel Demaré, prompted me to share it. He outlines the company’s position on Monsanto’s recent approach, which was …

Agribusiness, Monsanto, Syngenta

Syngenta Rejects Monsanto Bid

Cindy Zimmerman

The board of directors for Syngenta last week rejected a bid to by the company from Monsanto. The proposal for $481 per share with approximately 45 percent in cash was considered by the Syngenta board to be undervalued. “Syngenta is the world leader in Crop Protection, the number three in Seeds and the first company to introduce integrated solutions for …

Agribusiness, Monsanto, Syngenta