Federal grant to help Danforth scientists find drought genes

The Danforth Plant Science Center announced Wednesday a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture to map the genes that control drought response in grasses used as ... Read More

Global plant science company makes St. Louis its North American research center

KWS will invest $13.7 million to locate in BRDG Park, creating 75 new jobs A leading global plant science company has selected St. Louis to be the home of its new ... Read More

Agricultural wholesale company to rebuild in Higginsville and create 28 new jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon today joined officials from Ag-Power to break ground on the company’s new facility in Higginsville. After Ag-Power’s previous facility in Higginsville was destroyed in a fire in March, ... Read More

Cofactor Genomics invested $3.8 million in its St. Louis expansion, plans to create 24 new jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon today joined officials from Cofactor Genomics to celebrate the opening of the company’s new $3.8 million headquarters and laboratory facility in St. Louis. As part of this expansion, ... Read More

Monsanto’s Billion-Dollar Bet Brings Big Data to the Farm

Monsanto (MON) has agreed to acquire the Climate Corp. for $930 million. The real stunner of a deal marks one of the largest buys of a new-era data analytics company. Climate ... Read More

MOgene gets $1.5 million grant to make bacteria for fuel

A St. Louis startup has received $1.5 million from the Department of Energy to engineer a bacteria that can convert methane into a liquid fuel. MOgene Green Chemicals LLC, a subsidiary ... Read More

$4.6M grant to finance incubator, Danforth greenhouse

The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded St. Louis County Economic Council and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center a $4.6 million grant to expand plant and life sciences in St. Louis County. ... Read More

Monsanto, BASF add wheat, $1B to crop venture

BASF and Monsanto Co. said Wednesday that they are expanding their joint efforts to develop higher-yielding and stress-tolerant crops to include wheat and may add more than $1 billion to those ... Read More

Kansas City forum connects animal health firms with investors

Area animal health companies seeking venture capital have an coming opportunity close to home. The KC Animal Health Corridor is holding its second KC Animal Health Investment Forum on Aug. 31 ... Read More

Pioneer says it will acquire 3 seed firms

Pioneer Hi-Bred said Wednesday that it has agreements to buy NuTech Seed of Ames and two other seed companies, AgVenture of Kentland, Ind., and Hoegemeyer Hybrids of Hooper, Neb. Terms were ... Read More