Monsanto Company is in talks with Bayer AG and other companies regarding "alternative strategic options," a month after it rejected the German company's $62-billion takeover offer, the U.S. seed producer said on Wednesd
U.S. soybeans fell on Wednesday, retreating from Tuesday's one-week high on expectations the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will estimate U.S. farmers have increased soybean sowings for this year's crop.
Outside expanding fields of conventional corn, an old yield robber is waiting in the weeds and likely planning a return. Corn borer appeared to meet its Waterloo in 1997, when Bt corn made a smash-hit debut and began wi
"An Interdisciplinary Approach to Abiotic Stress" is the theme of a symposium being organized by a team of graduate students from Purdue University's agronomy and botany departments partnering with DuPont Pioneer. This
Chicago corn and soybeans rose more than 1 percent on Monday to recoup some of their heavy losses last week as the run-up to closely watched U.S. government crop reports put attention back on weather risks and strong ex
"Brittle snap" or "green snap" is a concern of corn growers every summer. It is corn stalks breaking because of violent winds, most often occurring during periods of rapid vegetative growth by the corn. The most common
As anyone who has been watching the weather and the markets has seen, the shifting forecast has caused a change in direction.
"The longest bull run in soybeans in 43 years‚Äîbut this week wasn't too pret
According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, Monsanto last week filed suit against a former programmer who worked for Monsanto and Climate Corp, saying he stole proprietary information from the company.
Chicago corn and wheat futures turned lower on Tuesday as mostly favorable conditions for U.S crops diverted attention away from adverse weather overseas and encouraged markets to consolidate after a four-session rally.
German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer AG, which has made a $62 billion bid for U.S. seeds company Monsanto Company, has added more banks to its acquisition financing package, according to a person familiar with th
Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota soybean producers today are spending 88 percent more on crop protectant products than they did six years ago. Much of that is related to glyphosate resistant weeds.
Stubbornly record-high corn prices in Brazil, the world's No. 2 exporter of the grain, are compelling pork producers to slaughter sows they cannot afford to feed and poultry processors to close plants.