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Dennis Slater, President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and Jason Rittenberry, CEO of the Kentucky State Fair, made a joint announcement at this week’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, regarding a collaboration between the groups. Continue reading

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DuPont says it needs an additional three months to complete merger activities with Dow. Regulators around the world are continuing to look over the deal that would combine the two U.S. chemical companies. Continue reading

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ChemChina has filed for U.S. antitrust approval with the Federal Trade Commission for its proposed $43 billion takeover of Syngenta. Continue reading

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Everett Griner talks about big companies growing bigger in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

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Monsanto shareholders have approved a proposed merger with Bayer AG. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Monsanto shareowners will receive $128 per share in cash at the closing of the merger. Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant Tuesday called the approval an “important milestone” for both companies. Bayer AG leadership says the merger will “help address the growing challenges facing farmers.” Continue reading

DuPont mergers
Two agriculture industry mergers expected to be completed by the end of the year now look delayed into the early part of 2017. Dow Chemical and DuPont’s merger may be delayed until February, as European antitrust officials take more time to consider potential competition issues in pesticides and crop seeds, according to Bloomberg. Continue reading

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The European Union has resumed investigations into the Dow-DuPont merger after the company’s submitted missing information requested by the EU antitrust authority. Continue reading

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A Bloomberg report says anti-trust officials have their hands full as they review several pending mergers and acquisitions in agribusiness, with the newest being Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Continue reading

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Syngenta AG is seeking a buyer for its 6,000-acre operation in Hawaii. In the midst of a $43 billion takeover by ChemChina, Syngenta is trying to sell the Hawaii operations while still planning to remain part of the state’s agricultural industry. Continue reading

Canada fertilizer companies Agrium and PotashCorp confirmed the two are in preliminary merger talks. The Wall Street Journal reports the talks come as the industry contends with slumping earnings amid persistently low prices for crop nutrients. Continue reading

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Merger talks between Monsanto and Bayer AG are advancing after a series of meetings in which the companies have addressed issues including the purchase price and a termination fee, according to Bloomberg News. Continue reading

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Monsanto has allowed Bayer AG a glimpse into the St. Louis, Missouri-based seed company’s books amid ongoing merger talks. Sources familiar with the talks told Reuters this week Monsanto and Bayer have yet to sign a non-disclosure agreement, but Monsanto has granted Bayer a “limited drip of information.” Continue reading

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Bayer and Monsanto appear no closer to an agreement than two months ago when the first offer by Bayer went public, according to a new analysis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Bayer recently increased its offer to acquire St. Louis-based Monsanto to $125 a share, or $64 billion. Continue reading

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