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Bayer “Farm for Good” Program

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, News from Our Sponsors

The Crop Science Division of Bayer is inviting Southern growers to take part in their Farm for Good™ Sweepstakes, where you could win a $5,000 donation to the local charity of your choice. Farm for Good donations will be awarded to 10 growers from the Southern states for a total of $50,000 in charitable donations to benefit organizations in grower communities. Keith Rucker, Technical Service …

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Bayer Files Appeal to California Glyphosate Ruling

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Bayer is increasing efforts to defend Roundup, its flagship weed killer. A Dow Jones report says the effort follows a recent verdict in a California court case alleging that the chemical causes cancer sent shares sharply lower. According to the company’s court filing, Bayer wants a California judge to overturn the jury verdict, order a new trial, or reduce the …

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Glyphosate Lawsuits Numbers Climbing

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Bayer AG says the number of lawsuits against glyphosate is rising, adding to concerns about potentially lengthy and costly litigation. Bayer, which recently completed its acquisition of Monsanto, lowered its full-year earnings outlook stemming from delays in closing the deal. Bayer is now integrating the maker of Roundup, which contains glyphosate, into its company. The California lawsuit which set a …

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Environmental Groups Urge EPA to Revoke Dicamba Approval

Dan Industry News Release

Environmental groups are using the courts to argue against renewing approval of dicamba. The groups are arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to analyze the risks of now Bayer’s dicamba-based weed killer posed to nearby crops before approving it in 2016, according to Reuters. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer, urged the court to dismiss the lawsuit. Bayer expects …

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Bayer CEO Says Monsanto Merger Still a Win-Win

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Werner Baumann, Bayer Chief Executive Officer, tried to soothe the frayed nerves of investors after a recent jury award of $289 million during a trial regarding glyphosate. Baumann says the merger between Bayer and Monsanto still makes sense in spite of the challenges ahead. Baumann told a German newspaper that there is “no reason to break out in nervousness” in …

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Bayer/Monsanto Merger Clears All Hurdles

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

It has taken months of divesting, negotiating and waiting, but Bayer and Monsanto will complete their merger. An agweb.com article notes German-based Bayer can now officially begin integrating Monsanto after Bayer divested itself of certain Crop Science businesses in a sale to BASF. The name Monsanto is expected to officially disappear in the future. However, familiar brand names like Dekalb, …

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BASF Closes Acquisition of Bayer’s Vegetable Seeds Business

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

BASF announced this week it has closed the acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business. The transaction, BASF says in a news release, “adds a well-recognized brand with a very successful business track record to BASF’s portfolio.” The acquired vegetable seeds business comprises 24 crops and about 2,600 varieties. It also includes a research and development operation, and breeding systems …