No Current ‘Spin-off’ Plans for Bayer

Dan Agri-Business

Rumors about a possible spin-off of Bayer’s crop sciences division were kicked up once again after an ag magazine printed an online article speculating on the topic. However, speaking at an expo in Fargo, North Dakota this week, a Bayer spokesperson set the record straight. “There were some ag trade media that published some stories on whether there was going …

Bayer Product Protects the Grass You Want, Manage What You Don’t

Dan Pasture, Specialty Crops

When it comes to year round protection for your pastures and better quality hay, Bayer has a product that can help protect the grass you want, while managing the grass you don’t. Rezilon is newer product that is applicable to ranchers across the Southeast. Bayer Range and Pasture Account Manager, Brian Cain, explained to Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman what this product can do. Rezilon can help control …

Agronomy Week is April 5-9

Dan Agri-Business, Bayer CropScience, News from Our Sponsors

Agronomy Week runs today Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9. It’s a week to salute agronomic professionals who play a key role in supporting farmer success, and it is hosted for the fifth consecutive year by the DEKALB, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands. The week-long event this year features a new FFA scholarship program, culminating in an exciting live television …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …