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Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs

posted on October 9, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed its quarterly losses deeper into the red. Full Story

Oregon Counties Ban Genetically Modified Crops

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of southern Oregon's agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention. Companies that... Full Story

China Rejects 545,000 Tons Of Corn From US

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

In a statement, the agency called on U.S. authorities to strengthen controls on corn exports to ensure unapproved strains are not sent to China. Full Story

Indictments Allege Conspiracy To Steal Corn Seed

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

The indictment alleges the men conspired to steal patented seed developed by DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto and ship it to China. Full Story

Kansas Farmer sues Monsanto over GMO Wheat discovery

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and... Full Story

Monsanto Prevails in Supreme Court Ruling

posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Monsanto Prevails in Supreme Court Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings this week which favored Monsanto and protection of its patented Roundup Ready seeds. For several years the agri-business giant has disputed the actions of an Indiana soybean farmer Full Story

World's Largest Seed Companies Agree To Share Technology

posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM

World's Largest Seed Companies Agree To Share Technology
The world’s largest seed companies, DuPont and Monsanto, announced technology licensing agreements Tuesday which will expand the sphere of products available to farmers. Full Story

Market to Market (October 26, 2012)

posted on October 26, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Market to Market (October 26, 2012)
Full Program: U.S. crude oil production surges despite controversy over its impact on the environment. A group of dedicated collectors preserve America’s agricultural heritage by saving seed. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Full Story

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