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1. Last Word: School Days, MLGW Moves Off Beale and Room For Peter Pan To Fly
- Monday, August 07, 2017
The K-12 school year begins Monday for most of Shelby County including the state’s largest public school system right here. Some schools have started earlier and some start later. So remember that in your daily travels going forward even if you don’t have school age children.
2. Problems Adrift
- Saturday, August 05, 2017
David Ciarloni plants about 140 acres of soybeans on his 925-acre farm that straddles Shelby and Fayette counties. Those acres of beans are safe right now, but Ciarloni, who took over the family farm after his father recently retired, worries about a recent phenomenon that’s being called “dicamba drift.”
3. Ag Shark Tank Joins Memphis Farm & Gin Show
- Monday, March 06, 2017
The Memphis Farm & Gin Show opened its annual two-day stay at the Memphis Cook Convention Center Friday, March 3, with something new – a business “shark tank” of sorts amidst the towering farm machinery and other agriculture technology.
4. Last Word: TNReady Scores, Ikea Day and 901REnews
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Snap goes the streak. Cavs over the Grizz in Cleveland Tuesday 103-86. The Cavs are here Wednesday without LeBron James, Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving. For the Grizz, we shall see about Deyonta Davis who came out of Tuesday’s game with a left foot injury.
5. Monsanto Shareholders Approve Bayer's $57 Billion Takeover
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Monsanto Co. shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $57 billion merger with Bayer AG, a deal that would combine two of the world's biggest agricultural companies.
6. Five Learning Strategies for Resilience In the Business Consolidation Age
- Thursday, December 01, 2016
Global competition is heating up and a wave of consolidation is sweeping various industries, from the tech economy to the old economy. Google and General Electric continue to master their domains and expand their reach. Microsoft bought LinkedIn and Bayer is looking to buy Monsanto.
On Wall Street, the five largest banks have increased their share of banking assets from 25 percent in 2000 to 45 percent today. AT&T, America’s second-largest wireless-telecom firm, is looking to buy Time Warner, the country’s second-biggest media firm. Big companies have reaped enormous efficiencies by creating supply chains that stretch around the globe. They hope to realize immense gains by controlling complementary assets, as AT&T is looking to combine distribution with content.
7. Last Word: Gas Prices, Hotels and Airbnbs and Dicamba Drift
- Monday, September 19, 2016
How is your gas tank doing as the work week begins? If you are running on fumes you will probably also notice a dramatic hike in gas prices at the pump very shortly.
The Colonial Pipeline from Houston to New York closed Sept. 9 after a spill of 250,000 gallons was found in Alabama.
8. Templeton Compares Notes on Dicamba Drift Problems
- Monday, September 19, 2016
Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton joked with a Memphis group last week during a visit to the city that pigweed gets called hogweed when it becomes a real problem for farmers.
It’s an old joke with new relevance as many area farmers have been battling pigweed in particular recently.
9. Last Word: Rallings on Protests, New Home Sales Numbers and Special Session Over
- Thursday, September 15, 2016
$10 million goes a long way toward establishing a new school.
But Crosstown High School was not among the new high schools that garnered grants Wednesday from the XQ Super School Project.
10. Some Farmers Worry Monsanto Merger Will Drive Up Costs
- Thursday, September 15, 2016
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Bayer's buyout of St. Louis-based Monsanto has agricultural groups and farmers concerned that the merger will lead to higher prices for seed and crop protection products, though some experts are confident the deal will be good for farmers.
11. Agricenter’s FFA Field Day Teaches Students About a Growing Job Market
- Thursday, September 15, 2016
As his students listened to presentations on everything from soil testing and diagnostic solutions to plot research and biogenetics to agricultural sales and service, Carol Mason wiped the sweat from his brow and said that standing in a filed at Agricenter International was to step foot into an different world.
12. Bayer Pushes Bid for Monsanto Closer to $56 Billion
- Wednesday, September 07, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG sweetened its bid for Monsanto Tuesday, saying that its latest offer, now worth almost $56 billion reflects, "constructive negotiations" in its quest to build a global chemical and seed company.
13. Monsanto Rejects Bayer Buyout, Again
- Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Monsanto on Tuesday rejected a second and richer takeover bid from Bayer.
The German drug and chemicals company last week boosted its offer from $62 billion, to about $65 billion, or $125 per share.
14. Monsanto Rejects $62B Bayer Bid, But Still Open to Talks
- Wednesday, May 25, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."
However, the seed company suggested Tuesday that a higher bid might be accepted, saying that it remains open to talks.
15. Monsanto Pays $80 Million to Settle Accounting Charges
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monsanto will pay an $80 million penalty and several executives will pay smaller amounts to settle federal allegations that the agribusiness giant misstated its earnings by not properly disclosing the costs of a rebate program for its Roundup weed-killer.
16. DuPont, Dow Chemical Seek Merger, Then 3-Way Split
- Monday, December 14, 2015
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dow Chemical and DuPont are merging to form a company valued at about $130 billion as they try to counter falling commodities prices and weakness in some key markets that have pressured their giant agriculture and chemicals businesses.
17. Why Optimism About the US Economy's Strength Has Dimmed
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, fueled by job growth, cheaper gas and higher home values, would drive the U.S. economy through a global slump.
That was the widespread hope just a few months ago. Now, doubts are growing that the United States can withstand economic pressures flowing from overseas. Economies in China, Canada, Brazil and Europe are struggling. Canada, the largest U.S. trading partner, is in recession.
18. Monsanto to Eliminate 2,600 Jobs, Posts 4Q Loss
- Thursday, October 08, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
19. DuPont, Monsanto Agree to Settle Patent Lawsuits
- Thursday, December 25, 2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two of the biggest U.S. agribusiness companies say they have agreed to settle their patent-infringement lawsuits against each other that had been pending in a St. Louis federal court.
20. Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean Seeds
- Monday, January 06, 2014
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The federal government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but worrisome to scientists and environmentalists who fear it could invite growers to use more chemicals on crops.
21. High Court Seems to Favor Monsanto in Patent Case
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to side with Monsanto Co. in its claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer.
22. CrescoAg Inks Lease for New Downtown HQ
- Friday, July 15, 2011
Downtown Memphis has landed another corporate headquarters. CrescoAg LLC, an independent information management company, has signed a new lease on 4,594 square feet at 88 Union Ave.
23. ‘Lovin’ From the Oven’ A Success for Gordon
- Friday, April 29, 2011
Kat Gordon exudes the energy of someone on a perpetual sugar high. She has a playful side that shows up in the brightly colored wigs she’s worn to work.
And she’s about as approachable as you’d expect someone to be who spends her time perfecting the confections that comprise endless pie racks and cupcake trays of what she calls her store’s “lovin’ from the oven.”
24. Agricenter Gives Region’s Ag Biz Place to Call Home
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In the daily hustle and bustle of city life, it’s easy for Memphians to forget that the urban pocket they call home sits amid one of the nation’s richest agricultural regions.
And the world’s largest urban farm, nonprofit Agricenter International at 7777 Walnut Grove Road, is continually working to create more awareness about farming through educational programs and to advance agricultural technologies through research and trials.
25. Biomass Early Registration Ends Wednesday
- Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Early registration for Biomass South 2010 ends Wednesday.
The Oct. 14 and 15 event takes place at the University of Memphis. The keynote debate will be on “The Future of Southern Forests in Bioenergy.”
26. Pressure Mounts to Stop Antibiotics in Agriculture
- Monday, January 04, 2010
FRANKENSTEIN, Mo. (AP) – The mystery started the day farmer Russ Kremer got between a jealous boar and a sow in heat.
The boar gored Kremer in the knee with a razor-sharp tusk. The burly pig farmer shrugged it off, figuring: “You pour the blood out of your boot and go on.”
27. Pfizer Trimming Research Plants after Buying Wyeth
- Tuesday, November 10, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Less than a month after buying Wyeth, drug giant Pfizer Inc. has mapped out a new structure for its research and development operations.
28. Food Giants Race to Pass Rising Costs to Shoppers
- Monday, August 11, 2008
Companies throughout the food chain are changing the way they do business in response to soaring grain costs, and consumers are likely to bear the brunt in the form of rising food prices.
Farmers are making the broadest cuts to their livestock herds in decades, meaning meat at the supermarket will likely cost more in coming years. Middlemen are trying to shorten the duration of supply contracts to 90 days from one year so they can pass on higher costs more quickly. And food brands are shrinking the contents of their packages, from ice-cream cartons to beverage containers.
29. German-Based Company Agrees to Buy Stoneville
- Monday, June 04, 2007
Bayer CropScience has agreed to purchase cottonseed company Stoneville Seed Pedigree Co.
Headquartered in Monheim, Germany, Bayer CropScience will buy Stoneville from competitor Monsanto Co. for $310 million.
30. Relationships, Client Needs Behind Husch Eppenberger Offshoot
- Thursday, January 18, 2007
Jennifer Ziegenhorn is not from Memphis, but after more than 13 years practicing law here, says she is beginning to feel very much at home in the Bluff City.
Ziegenhorn moved to Memphis right after graduating from law school at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 1993.Ziegenhorn recently was promoted to equity partner of the Memphis office of Husch & Eppenberger LLC. She also will head the firm's commercial litigation and dispute resolution group.
- Wednesday, August 30, 2006
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32. Monsanto Grows BusinessWith D&PL Acquisition
- Thursday, August 17, 2006
St. Louis-based agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Delta and Pine Land Co. (D&PL) for $1.5 billion in cash, the companies announced in a joint statement.
33. Down and Out in Covington
- Thursday, June 22, 2006
For the typical farmer in America's heartland, the struggle to get by is met with heroism and little fanfare. For Covington farmer Kem Ralph, getting by has been a little more complicated.
Since the late 1990s, he's gone to court, been on the receiving end of a nearly $3 million judgment, done a stint in prison and grown accustomed to seeing his name in the newspaper. Those were but a few of the consequences of locking horns with Monsanto, a major agrochemical corporation, in a patent infringement dispute.
34. Monsanto's Shares Up, DuPont's Down
- Wednesday, March 29, 2006
St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. reported a 4.1 percent or $3.32 rise in shares to $83.88 per share Thursday, according to an Associated Press report. The producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seeds also predicted it will continue to gain mar
35. Archived Article: Page 2 Sale
- Monday, January 03, 2000
Now independent plant in stronger position Now independent plant in stronger position Monsanto's sale of Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Co. is now final. Closing Wednesday on the agreement signed in early August, the new owners are Hicks, Muse, Tate &...
36. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will host a free seminar on incorporating the Internet into the real estate business from 9 a The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will host a free seminar on incorporating the Internet into the real esta...
37. Archived Article: Chandler Ehrlich Exp Lj
- Thursday, September 04, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. opens Knoxville office By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The acquisition of two new clients has prompted local communications agency Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. to open a new office in Knoxville. The Memp...
38. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, August 01, 1997
Chandler, Ehrlich & Co Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. recently was selected by Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Co. to handle national and international marketing communications needs, including advertising, public relations and direct marketing. Stonevil...
39. Archived Article: Farm Policy
- Tuesday, January 28, 1997
1-27-95 Farm policy.gs Changing federal farm policy to be discussed at conference By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News They came from Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and even southern Kentucky to attend the first conference on farm policy held la...
40. Archived Article: Law Analys
- Thursday, September 19, 1996
United States vs United States vs. Olin Corp.: Emerging trend or aberration? By William D. Evans Jr. Special to The Daily News The recent decision in United States vs. Olin Corp., 927 F. 2d 1502 (S.D. Ala. 1996), sent shock waves throughout the envi...
41. Archived Article: Business Profile
- Monday, November 27, 1995
11/20 jts business profile PSI builds it and they come: business follows quality Firm recently won $8.5 million contract to expand Monsanto plant; $250 million N.D. project pending By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News For president Richard Gadomski, succe...