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Monsanto, DuPont settle lawsuits, set new $1.75-billion deal

The companies have dropped their lawsuits against each other and agreed 
to work together delivering new technology to farmers

Reuters / Monsanto Co. and DuPont have settled a bitter legal battle over rights to technology for genetically modified seeds and will drop antitrust and patent claims against each other while forging a new collaboration, the companies said March 26. The deal tosses out a $1-billion jury verdict DuPont was ordered to pay Monsanto last August. Instead,


4-H reports

The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by email to [email protected], by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1, or by fax to 204-954-1422. Happy Rock Horseshoes For our Christmas party on Dec. 22,

Tyler and Dorelle Fulton this year’s OYF winners

Birtle-area ranchers and hay exporters Tyler and Dorelle Fulton have been chosen as Manitoba’s 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers. “We’re really excited and energetic about agriculture in Canada, and we’re going to do our best to pass that message on,” said Tyler, shortly after receiving the award from Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Ron Kostyshyn

Dairy farmers need to push back against critics

Canada’s 12,500 dairy farmers should be boasting about supply management and touting its benefits for consumers, says Wally Smith, president of Dairy Farmers of Canada. The B.C. dairyman took shots at supply management critics, economists, and Liberal leadership aspirants “who don’t bother to look beyond the Canadian border to see what deregulation in agriculture causes.”


Mosaic profit falls on weak China sale

reuters / Mosaic’s quarterly operating profit fell 30 per cent and the fertilizer producer said it expects potash margins to fall further in its current quarter, a reflection of its recent low-priced contract with China. China has been aggressively negotiating for lower potash prices. In December, Sinofert Holdings signed a deal with Canpotex — the

4-H Reports

The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by email to [email protected], by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1, or by fax to 204-954-1422. Rapid City Beef The club met at the Rapid City

Saudi investor ties up with Russian grain dealer

moscow / reuters / A Saudi Arabian investment company has set up a joint venture with SAHO, a Siberian grain producer, to ship Russian wheat and barley to the Middle East and North Africa. The deal is a rare one between Russia and Saudi Arabia, which consumes about 15 million tonnes of grain per year.


Feds say no link in Viterra, Nexen approvals

Reuters – The Chinese government is treating its role in potential takeovers of two Canadian companies separately, and is not linking them in order to pressure Ottawa to approve a deal between China’s CNOOC Ltd. and Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc., Canada’s agriculture minister said Nov. 13. Approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) under

New technology with old herbicides

Agroup of seven extension staff from Ohio’s Purdue University have issued a publication on the pros and cons of 2,4-D- and dicamba-tolerant crops. Two companies are set to introduce these products in combination with glyphosate as a means of controlling weeds that have become resistant to glyphosate alone. Opponents say that widespread use of these