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Syngenta Responds to EU Court Ruling

The recent European General Court ruling is disappointing and unfortunate. We stand by our past decision to challenge the European Commission’s decision-making process concerning our thiamethoxam technology, as it relied on a hypothetical risk to implement partial restrictions on neonicotinoid chemistries, outside legally approved regulation.   Read more

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Monsanto Departures Mark End of Era with Bayer Deal Imminent

It’s the end of era at Monsanto Co. after executives including Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant and the seed giant’s scientific leader Robb Fraley announced plans to depart after the company’s takeover by Germany’s Bayer.   Read more

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Bayer to Sell More Divisions to BASF

Bayer AG agreed to sell more pieces of its agriculture business to BASF SE for as much as 1.7 billion euros ($2.1 billion) as it seeks to close its $66 billion purchase of Monsanto Co.   Read more

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CoBank Report: Biggest Impacts From Mergers Will Be Rebate Programs

The latest round of ag mergers resulting in the “Big 4” (Dow-DuPont, ChemChina-Syngenta, Bayer-Monsanto, and BASF) will have an impact on ag retail profitability according a recent CoBank report. And Will Secor, economist with the bank, says the greatest impact will come from changes to the rebate program.   Read more

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Bayer Granted Changes in Monsanto Deal

The makeover at Bayer continues as the company attempts to purchase Monsanto. This time the German-based firm was granted concessions on proposed spinoffs.   Read more

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The $66 Billion Bayer-Monsanto Merger Just Got a Major Green Light — but Farmers are Terrified

Bayer has won approval in the US to buy agricultural giant Monsanto, but farmers are worried about what the consolidation might mean for prices and their future business.   Read more

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Justice Department to Allow Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto: Dow Jones

The Justice Department will allow Bayer’s deal to acquire Monsanto for $62.5 billion, Dow Jones reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.   Read more

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Bayer Shares Jump on Report of U.S. Antitrust Deal on Monsanto

Bayer (BAYGn.DE) shares jumped nearly 5 percent on Tuesday following a media report that the U.S. Justice Department will allow the German drugs and pesticides group to acquire Monsanto (MON.N) in a $62.5 billion deal.   Read more

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Bayer Clears EU Hurdle for Monsanto Deal with BASF Sale

Bayer AG cleared one big hurdle for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto, winning European Union approval for the deal after agreeing to bolster BASF SE by selling it seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture technology.   Read more

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Judge Calls Testimony of Anti-Roundup Experts “Shaky”

A lawsuit claiming Monsanto Co.’s popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer was dealt a blow by a judge’s conclusions that the opinions of the experts testifying against it are “shaky,” a potentially devastating development for the case getting to trial.   Read more

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