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(Correction) Bayer may divest assets in Monsanto merger

Referencing a historic deal for Monsanto, Michael J. Frank, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Monsanto in St. Louis, noted that the DOJ required Monsanto to divest of the Stoneville seed business when it owned the Stoneville brand and bought Delta and Pineland in 2007.

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