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Bayer Driving Innovation Forward

Dan Field Crops, Research

The 2019 Commodity Classic is underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The five associations presenting the annual event are the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Commodity Classic is a farmer-focused event featuring educational sessions, a large trade show and various speakers. But …

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Bayer Pleased with Dicamba Registration Extension

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Environment, Georgia, Soybeans

It was announced last November that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was extending the registration of Dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist Dicamba. Bayer North American Dicamba Portfolio Leader, Ryan Rubischko, says this gives farmers the opportunity to continue using this technology. Learn more about mandatory Dicamba …

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Bayer Closes Monsanto Acquisition

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

It was announced in a release that Bayer had successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto, but no branding changes will take place just yet. Monsanto will operate independently from Bayer for an interim period while Bayer completes the sale of some of its businesses to BASF. According to the conditional approval from the U.S. Department of Justice, the integration of Monsanto …

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Bayer-Monsanto Deal to Close This Week

Dan Industry News Release

Bayer announced it will complete its acquisition of Monsanto on June 7. The closure of the acquisition will follow the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory authorities, according to a company news release. The closure comes two years after Bayer announced the intention to acquire Monsanto. As part of the $63 billion agreement, Bayer will remain the company name, …

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Canada Approves Bayer Acquisition of Monsanto, with Conditions

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

The Canadian Competition Bureau has officially approved Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, with some conditions. The agreement addresses the Bureau’s concerns that the acquisition would have significantly harmed competition and innovation in Canada’s agricultural sector. Following a review of the sale, the Bureau concluded that the merger would substantially lessen and prevent competition in Canada with respect to the supply of …

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Monsanto Leadership Out of Bayer Takeover

Dan Industry News Release

Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant and Chief Technology Officer Rob Fraley will leave the company following the Bayer takeover. Monsanto announced Monday that Fraley and Grant will not be a part of the merged Bayer-Monsanto, once the deal is complete. The two are joined by six others from Monsanto’s leadership team that will depart the company. In a separate announcement, Bayer …

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Bayer Offers Cotton Planting Forecast Tool

Dan Cotton

With cotton planting time approaching, there are several factors that can influence emergence. And Bayer CropScience wants to help growers with the tools and agronomic expertise to ensure their cotton gets off to a good start. That’s why Bayer Eastern Region Agronomic Services Manager, Scott Asher, encourages growers to learn more about the Bayer Cotton Planting Forecast Tool. Bayer Offers …

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Bayer in Exclusive Talks With BASF to Sell Vegetable Seed Business

Dan Industry News Release

Bayer confirmed this week that the company is in exclusive talks with BASF regarding the sale of Bayer’s entire vegetable-seeds business, a move it expects to help it win approval for its acquisition of Monsanto. The move, according to Bayer, is part of its effort to address concerns made by the European Commission regarding the Bayer-Monsanto deal. The European antitrust …