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California Jury Hits Bayer with $2 Billion Award in Roundup Cancer Trial

The large punitive damages award is likely to be reduced due to U.S. Supreme Court rulings that limit the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages to 9:1. The jury awarded a total of $2 billion in punitive damages and $55 million in compensatory damages. Read More

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Use of Monsanto’s Weedkiller, Glyphosate on Oats Used in Foods Marketed to Kids

The Environmental Protection Agency is formally requesting feedback on a petition submitted by EWG and food companies seeking to significantly limit the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer/Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, on oats that are used to make a wide array of children’s foods, like breakfast bars and cereals. Read[…]

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Bayer Urges California Appeals Court to Reverse Verdict in Johnson Glyphosate Case

In a forceful opening appeal brief, Monsanto today urged the Court of Appeal of the State of California to reverse the verdict in Johnson v. Monsanto and enter judgment for Monsanto, or in the alternative, reverse and remand the case for a new trial. Read More

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Bayer Releases More Safety Study Reports

All 107 Bayer-owned glyphosate safety study reports that were submitted to the European Food Safety Authority as part of the substance authorization process in the European Union are now accessible on Bayer’s dedicated  transparency platform. Read More

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Bayer Shares Slide After Latest Roundup Cancer Ruling

Shares in Germany’s Bayer’s fell more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup weed killer caused cancer. Read More

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Report Examines Effectiveness of U.S. Crop Protection Channel

By program effectiveness, Corteva, Bayer, and BASF are the top three companies with the most distributors, according to Kline’s recently published report, Effectiveness of the U.S. Crop Protection Company Channel Incentives. Read More

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Nutrien Acquires Actagro Crop Nutrition Developer

Earlier this week Nutrien announced it entered a definitive agreement to purchase Actagro, LLC. Actagro develops, manufactures and marketer of soil and plant health products and technologies. Read More

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The Read on Seed: What’s Next for Suppliers After Mega-Mergers?

Regarding the state of the seed business, the only sure bet heading into the new year revolves around mystery. “At the risk of sounding cliché, the story of the seed industry entering 2019 remains one of change and uncertainty,” Quinn Showalter, Head of NK Seed Sales with Syngenta, says. Read[…]

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The Future of Farming Faces Challenges, Opportunities

This fall Bayer CropScience spearheaded a three-day discussion on agriculture at its Future of Farming Dialogue 2018 meeting. Held at the company’s headquarters in Monheim, Germany, the event looked at the myriad opportunities and challenges facing modern agriculture across the globe. Read More

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Syngenta Keeping Close Tabs on Changes for the Future of Ag

  A lot has happened across the world of agriculture the past two years. This fact was acknowledged by David Hollinrake, President of Syngenta Seeds, as he kicked off the 2018 Syngenta Media Summit in Minneapolis, titled “A New Era in Agriculture Innovation.” In particular, he pointed to the crop[…]

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