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September 26, 2016



In The Face Of Uncertain Future, Ag Industry Titans Pair Up

The prospect of fewer, larger companies controlling so much of the basic food supply is giving some farmers and anti-trust advocates heartburn.

September 21, 2016


Monsanto chief technology officer Robb Fraley

Senate Committee Hears Both Sides On Proposed Ag Company Mergers

Supporters and opponents of several proposed mergers among agricultural seed and chemical companies are making their case to lawmakers in Washington.

September 15, 2016



Monsanto Accepts $66 Billion Bayer Offer

Together, Bayer and Monsanto will create the largest crop supply company in the world.

September 8, 2016



Monsanto Rejects New Bayer Bid, Talks “Nearing Consensus”

The German pharmaceutical and crop chemical company’s most recent offer to acquire Monsanto was $65 million, a 2 percent increase on its previous offer.

August 25, 2016


U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley

Senate Plans Hearing On Big Ag Mergers

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to examine proposed mergers among agricultural chemical and seed companies in a September hearing.

August 2, 2016



How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.

July 21, 2016



Monsanto Says No To New Bayer Buyout; Open To Talks

Despite a "sweetened" deal totaling $64 billion, the agrochemical giant rejected the new "incomplete and financially inadequate" Bayer offer.

July 1, 2016



Glyphosate Granted 18-Month Extension In EU

The European Commission voted to extend the sale of the product until the European Chemical Agency provides a new ruling in 2017.

June 9, 2016



Goodbye Glyphosate? EU Says No To Chemical Sale Extension

An EU proposal to extend the sale of the chemical in Monsanto's Roundup has failed to garner enough support in the EU.

May 26, 2016



Monsanto Says No To $62 Billion Bayer Buyout

The agrochemical giant rejected Bayer's offer, but says it's open to further negotiations with the German pharmaceutical company.

April 6, 2016


Seed labels from the J.C. Robinson Seed Company

Big Seed: Consolidation Shrinking The Industry Even Further

Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. How a small seed company in Nebraska helps explain the transformation.

March 3, 2016


A sign is posted outside a Monsanto facility

House Bill Could Shield Monsanto From PCB Lawsuits

A chemical safety bill that the US House passed last year includes a provision that could help Monsanto get lawsuits dismissed.

December 3, 2015


Joshua Ploeg in the kitchen

Pita For Lunch, Traveling Vegan Cook, Saving The Butterflies

Joshua Ploeg's pop-up vegan dinner parties. Save the milkweed, save the monarch butterflies. Turkish red onion salad. And, Clara Moore's shopping tips.

December 2, 2015


Andrew Scaboo and Tony Stafford

University-Made Roundup Ready Seeds Ready For Market

Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.

October 8, 2015


Romania Corn

GMOs In Europe: Who Opted Out And Who’s All In

The October 3 deadline for EU member nations to opt out of GMOs has come and gone, with 19 nations saying no to cultivation within their borders.

August 28, 2015


street closed for farmers market

Define ‘Farmers Market,’ Watermelon Puree, Homebrewers Club

What do you think of when you hear the terms "farmers market" and "organic?" Home brewing with some passionate amateurs. And, Daniel Orr's watermelon puree.

August 27, 2015


Fruit expo attendees visit a Syngenta booth

Monsanto Drops Bid to Buy Syngenta

After months of negotiations, Monsanto announced on Wednesday that it would not try to purchase competitor Syngenta.

August 13, 2015


Florida weave tomato trellising

Pizza Man Jeff Mease, Succotash, Organic (But Not Certified)

Tomatoes on Jeff Mease's farm make it onto plates at his restaurant Lennie's. Succotash with corn, peas. Living Roots doesn't want USDA organic certification.

August 5, 2015


Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.

July 20, 2015


soybean plants

Farmers Watch As Scientists Weigh In On Common Herbicides

Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.

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