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Bayer, Monsanto ‘Close’ On Price
Bayer and Monsanto are closing in on a deal and that Monsanto is “close” on the price. CBNC reports that Bayer is now willing to offer more than $65 billion to acquire Monsanto.
The Northeastern IPM Center Requests Applications for IPM Partnership Grants
The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center announced the availability of funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $250,000 in total will be available for 2017, with a maximum of $50,000 per award, to fund projects that foster the development and adoption of integrated pest management methods. The program offers a Request for Applications (RFA) for each project type: IPM Issues, IPM Working Groups, and IPM Communications. Download the application here.