Shareowners Approve Monsanto/Bayer Merger

Kelly Marshall

Monsanto Company held a special meeting of shareowners earlier this week to vote on the merger of Monsanto with Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. The agreement states that Monsanto shareowners receive $128 per share in cash. “We are pleased we received such strong support from our shareowners,” said Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This is an important milestone as we …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Monsanto

Bayer and ASTA Partner for Communications

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer’s Crop Science division announced a new partnership with the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) at last week’s ASTA CSS and Seed Expo in Chicago. David Hollinrake, VP Marketing for North America, says the partnership involves Bayer sponsoring the ASTA Communications Committee and sharing Bayer’s successful AgVocate initiative research and materials. “It’s really about engaging farmers and engaging all agriculturalists …

ASTA, Audio, Bayer CropScience, seed

Growers Urged to Diversify Weed Management

Lizzy Schultz

Low prices have many growers considering every opportunity to minimize production costs, but FMC’s message at the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention was clear: Investing in a slightly more costly diversified weed control program is critical for preserving new herbicide tolerant trait technologies, such as the new Liberty post-emergence technology for Liberty Link soybeans. “Growers are under …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicides, NAFB

Bayer, West Central Partner for Soybean Treatment

Kelly Marshall

Bayer and West Central Distribution, LLC are partnering to offer growers a combination fungicide seed treatment for soybeans.  Redigo™ 480 + Trilex® will be offered exclusively through West Central Distribution. Redigo 480 is a seed treatment fungicide from Bayer for control of seed and soil-borne disease on soybeans and other crops. Redigo 480 + Trilex brings two powerful modes of action against …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans

Ag Groups React to Bayer-Monstanto Merger

Kelly Marshall

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 …

Ag Group, Bayer CropScience, Monsanto

Bayer and Monsanto Reach Merger Agreement

Kelly Marshall

Bayer and Monsanto have announced today that they have reached a definitive merger agreement. Under the terms of the agreement Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 USD per share in an all-cash transaction.  This has been unanimously approved by Monsanto’s Board of Directors, Bayer’s Board of Management and Bayer’s Supervisory Board. “We are pleased to announce the combination of our …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Company Announcement, Monsanto

Bayer Cares for Bees at #FarmProgressShow

Kelly Marshall

Bayer is no stranger to Bee Care.  Through the years they’ve offered a variety of programs to support these important pollinators and at the Farm Progress Show I had the opportunity to talk with Becky Langer about their newest initiatives. Healthy Hives was launched last year, with a focus on researching four key areas relating to bee health: pests and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Bees, Farm Progress Show

Bayer Talks Fungicides at #FarmProgressShow

Kelly Marshall

Thorsten Schwindt is the product manager for corn and soybean fungicides, representing Bayer‘s brands like Stratego.  He knows farmers are facing more than just low commodity prices– both this year and last growers have been dealing with high disease pressure as well.  At the Farm Progress Show I got to talk with Schwindt about what Bayer is doing on that …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Fungicides