Corn and soy leaders fear WHO statement will create unnecessary fear

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Ray Gaesser and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Chip Bowling issued a joint statement Wednesday, expressing concern that a pending announcement from the U.N. World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) about two widely used herbicides will lead to more confusion and concern. Read More »

Monsanto tells investors it's ready to lead ag industry into future

Monsanto Co. told investors at the BMO Capital Markets 10th annual Farm-to-Market Conference on Wednesday in New York City that the company is uniquely qualified to lead the next evolution in agriculture. President and Chief Operating Officer Brett Begemann said the company is strategically differentiated because it is innovative and shares values with farmers. Read More »

Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro extend Roundup marketing deal

Monsanto Co. and Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. have extended their partnership in the consumer lawn and garden market, Monsanto said on Wedneday. Since 1999, a Scotts subsidiary has served as Monsanto’s exclusive agent for the marketing and distribution of Roundup non-selective herbicides in the consumer lawn and garden market in the U.S. and in select international countries. Read More »

Wheat Growers earn yield honors at competition

Five member-owners of Wheat Growers recently earned honors at corn, sorghum, and soybean competitions in North and South Dakota. The producers had more yields that the national averages. Quandt Bros. of Oakes, North Dakota, was one of the winners of the National Corn Growers Association Yield Contest. They earned second place with 230.2315 bushels per acre in the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category. Read More »