Bayer Vegetable Seed Biz Has One Serious Buyer – DTN

🕔Mar 12, 2018Bayer has announced it is in exclusive talks with BASF on the sale of its vegetable seed business. The potential sale is another effort to move along Bayer’s acquisition of […]

Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions – DTN

🕔Feb 14, 2018EPA doled out hundreds of pages on the risks and benefits of neonicotinoid insecticides on Dec. 15 — an early Christmas “gift” of sorts for farmers.  Tempting as it to […]

Bayer-Monsanto Merger: One Step Closer, CIFIUS Review Completed – DTN

🕔Dec 4, 2017Bayer has edged another step closer to its acquisition of Monsanto. Today, Dec. 1, the companies announced the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has completed a […]

Bayer-Monsanto: Critics Push DOJ to Reject Merger, 1 Mln Signatures – DTN

🕔Nov 16, 2017Critics of agricultural consolidation joined forces Tuesday in Washington to release reports calling on the Department of Justice to reject the merger between Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. Gathering at […]

BASF Agrees To Acquire Bayer’s Liberty, Seed Business Units

🕔Oct 13, 2017BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these assets to gain regulatory approval for its planned acquisition […]

Bayer Requests Extension on Monsanto Acquisition – DTN

🕔Sep 20, 2017Liam Condon, Bayer’s president of the Crop Science Division, said the company is making progress on the planned acquisition of Monsanto. But he told journalists attending a global conference that […]

Agribusiness Stocks Down – Fertilizer Companies in Worst Shape – DTN

🕔Jul 27, 2017Major agribusinesses have gone from being among the highest-returning investments for shareholders prior to 2012 to being among the lowest returners from 2012 to 2016 due to the downturn in […]

Cotton Bollworm: Bt Cotton Resistance Showing Up from North Carolina to Texas – DTN

🕔Jul 21, 2017From the Carolinas to Texas, the cotton bollworm is leading an assault on Bt cotton again this year.   Growing resistance to the Bt traits found in the most common […]

Chemical, Seed Mergers: The Big 6 Will Soon be 4 – Then What?

🕔Apr 10, 2017Agriculture in the United States uses less land, and far less labor, today than it did in the 1940s. Yet agricultural production grew by 169 percent between 1948 and 2013, […]

Mergers: EU Approves Dow-Dupont; ChemChina-Syngenta and Bayer-Monsanto Not There Yet – DTN

🕔Mar 28, 2017Despite initial backlash to the proposed mega-mergers among agro-chemical companies in the past two years, some of the deals appear to be inching toward finality.   Most recently, the European […]

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