Bayer Increases Monsanto Offer

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

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

New Partnerships for @MonsantoCo

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Biotech, Herbicide, Monsanto, weeds

Monsanto Company has formed two new partnership agreements.  One targets weed control solutions while the other focuses on genome-editing. Under an agreement with TargetGene Biotechnologies LTD, Monsanto receives an exclusive license for TargetGene’s Genome Editing Engine (T GEE).  “TargetGene is pleased to be working with Monsanto to enable the next generation of agricultural innovation through the application of our genome-editing …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Herbicide, Monsanto, weeds

DuPont, Monsanto Reach Licensing Agreement for Brazil

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Dupont, Monsanto, Pioneer, Soybean

DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto have agreed to work together to provide additional choices for Brazilian soybean farmers.  Pioneer will receive a royalty-bearing license for Monsanto’s Intacta RR2PRO soybean technology under the new agreemnt.  The license is subject to approval by the Brazilian regulatory authority and financial details have not been disclosed. “DuPont Pioneer looks forward to bringing the Intacta insect …

Agribusiness, Dupont, Monsanto, Pioneer, Soybean

Monsanto Rejects Bayer AG Bid

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

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 Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

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 Agribusiness, American Agri-Women, Monsanto, Women

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 Audio, Monsanto, USFRA

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 Agribusiness, Award, Monsanto, Women

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 Crop Protection, EPA, Monsanto

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 Ag Group, Cotton, EPA, Monsanto, Soybean

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