Monsanto Call Provides Perspective on Dicamba Developments

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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 …

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4-H Challenges Students to Tackle Soil Health

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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 …

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Monsanto, Deere End Acquisition of Precision Planting

Kelly Marshall

Deere & Company is disappointed to announce that, under pressure from the Department of Justice, Monsanto Company is ending the 2015 agreement that would have allowed Deere to acquire Precision Planting LLC. A digital collaboration between Deere and The Climate Corporation, along with an expansion of access between Ag Leader and Precision Planting, have also been terminated. “We are deeply disappointed in …

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Monsanto Completes $50 Million Plant Expansion

Kelly Marshall

The ribbon has been cut on Monsanto‘s $50 million dollar expansion in Muscatine, Iowa. The state-of-the-art facility expands the company’s formulations and packaging capacity for their dicamba-tolerant trait technology. The original plant has been around since 1961, producing products like Warrant, Degree, Harness, Roundup WeatherMax, and ExendiMax. “Iowa is fortunate to have innovative companies like Monsanto that are making significant …

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Bayer/Monsanto Talk About the Future from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Adrian Percy, head of research and development at Bayer CropScience, and Robb Fraley, Monsanto chief technology officer held an informal press conferene 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 …

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Bayer’s Outlook on Industry, Monsanto Acquisition

Jamie Johansen

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 …

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Monsanto Announces New Gene Editing License

Kelly Marshall

Monsanto Company has announced another step forward for the future of gene editing.  A global licensing agreement between themselves, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will allow the company nonexclusive use of CRISPR-Cpf1 technology – a simpler, more precise tool for improving a cell’s DNA.  Not only does the new system offer greater flexibility in editing, it’s smaller in size also …

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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 …

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