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Montana senator cuts pro-Monsanto bill

October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., recently received praise from organic producers and others for removing the Monsanto Protection Act from a bill that ended the government shutdown Oct. 16.

The law, formally the Farmer Assurance Provision, …continue reading on dglobe.com

Kimball school gets $25,000 grant

October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

KIMBALL — The Kimball School District has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

The grant will help enhance the district’s science programs, Kimball Superintende…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Monsanto wins seed case as high court backs patent rights

May 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday bolstered Monsanto Co.’s ability to control the use of its genetically modified seeds, ruling that companies can block efforts to circumvent patents on self replicating technologies. Continue Reading

Non-profits benefit from Monsanto fund

March 13, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Schools, fire departments, ambulance services and a community center are among the non-profit organizations that will benefit from $45,000 in donations from the Monsanto Fund through its America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. Continue Reading

GUEBERT: Seed patents before US Supreme Court

February 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The stakes for farmers and Monsanto are enormous: Bowman seeks to overturn lower and appellate court judgments against him for violating plant patents held by Monsanto when he bought, and later planted and harvested, Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans from a local elevator.
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Soybean case goes to high court

February 18, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Legality of seeds derived from Roundup Ready strain to be considered today in WashingtonWASHINGTON (AP) Vernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he said he was using in a conference call with reporters. Continue Reading

High-stakes fight over soybeans at high court

February 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The court case poses the question of whether an Indiana farmer’s actions violated the patent rights held by Monsanto, which developed soybean and other seeds that survive when farmers spray their fields with the company’s Roundup brand weed-killer. Continue Reading

GUEBERT: Monsanto acquires Precision Planting, the future of farming

June 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

At any point in the growing and harvest seasons Monsanto likely will know the dates, times, acreages, soil types, weather, seeding rates, yield, moisture content in short, just about every hard number connected to any field that uses its Precision technology anywhere in the world. Continue Reading

Monsanto tests corn developed to handle drought

March 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BISMARCK, N.D. Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought. Continue Reading

Olivia corn research facility’s safety efforts to be recognized

January 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will recognize the Monsanto corn research facility in Olivia as a “Minnesota Star” worksite during a ceremony on Wednesday. Continue Reading