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May 22, 2017

 

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Big Data Is Transforming How Breeders Create Better Seeds

The time-honored tradition of crossbreeding plants to get the best traits is no longer the primary way science is done. Now, we harness the power of Big Data.

March 15, 2017

 

bottles of round up

Court Documents Raise Questions Of Roundup

After court documents unsealed Tuesday raised questions about research methods, Monsanto says it did not ghostwrite a 2000 study on the safety of glyphosate.

March 13, 2017

 

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Monsanto Rep Counsels Indiana Farmers On Bridging Ag Divides

Monsanto's director of millennial engagement told Indiana Farm Bureau members to rethink how they talk about the food system with young and urban residents.

February 2, 2017

 

Roundup

California Judge OKs Roundup Cancer Label

California will be the first state to label the controversial chemical glyphosate, declared safe by the EPA, and "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC.

December 27, 2016

 

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Fantasy Farming: A Lesson On The Risks In Agriculture

This is the fourth year Monsanto has hosted fantasy farming competitions. Schools that produce the highest yield and generate the most profit win cash prizes.

December 14, 2016

 

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Monsanto Shareholders Approve Merger With Bayer

The merger of the two companies is projected to close by the end of 2017 and is awaiting anti-trust approval.

November 18, 2016

 

Trump

Trump Ag Policies: An Educated Guess

President-elect Trump's agricultural advisory committee and his picks for Secretary of Agriculture provide insight into ag policies for the next four years.

November 9, 2016

 

spraying roundup

Why Scientists Disagree On Cancer Risk From Glyphosate

After dueling reviews of research studies, scientific panels are having a hard time agreeing whether the most common weed killer in the U.S. can cause cancer.

November 3, 2016

 

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Why You Should Care About ‘Big Ag’ Companies Getting Bigger

Large companies can influence Congress, and some fear that the fewer companies there are in a given sector, the more likely they are to get their way.

October 26, 2016

 

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Eat Or Be Eaten: How ‘Big Ag’ Came To Be

To understand the significance of corporate changes, you have to go back a century to look at how the industry got to where it is today.

September 26, 2016

 

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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

 

Bayer

Monsanto Accepts $66 Billion Bayer Offer

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

September 8, 2016

 

Bayer

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

 

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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

 

Bayer

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

 

Roundup

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

 

roundup

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

 

Bayer

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.

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