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Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent

Wednesday 01/23/13

Monsanto, Brazil Farms Ink Royalty Pact
Monsanto and many key Brazilian farm groups Wednesday signed an agreement ending the dispute over RR1 royalties and dictating terms of the Intacta RR2 Pro seed roll out. But Mato Grosso farm groups refused to sign and vowed to continue their legal battle.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:05PM CST 01/23/13 by Alastair Stewart | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
GOTTA LOVE THE WILD WEST OF BRAZIL I HOPE NO MONSANTO JOKER KNOCKS ON A FARMERS DOOR IN BRAZIL CHARGING ROYALTIES AND GET THEIR ASSES SHOT; CHARGE ROYALTIES OR ANYTHING ELSE UPFRONT NOT AFTER THE FACT WHEN THE FARMERS HAVE ENDURED ALL THE WORK AND RISK !!! PLUS I STILL THINK THE CHINESE WOULD BUY WITH OR WITHOUT ROYALTIES PAID CHEERS !!
Posted by G C at 7:42PM CST 01/23/13
dear Alastair, this is the link to the CNA deal: www.canaldoprodutor.com.br/sites/default/files/Comunicado.pdf It´s only an agreement over RR1. RR2 or the way Monsanto charges for royalties are not mentioned. Monsanto, therefore, lies about having reached an agreement. FYI, the comented contract Monsanto proposed to the farmers: http://www.aprosoja.com.br/servicos/Paginas/acao-judicial-rr1.aspx?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Banner&utm_content=ROYALTIES%2BDE%2BSOJA%3A%2BPRODUTORES%2BDE%2BMT%2BTER%C3%83O%2BDUAS%2BOP%C3%87%C3%95ES&utm_campaign=A%C3%A7%C3%A3o%2BJudicial%2BRR1 Please, don´t think the info you get from Monsanto is OK. It´s not. Best Regards
Posted by FLORIAN SCHUDT at 3:43PM CST 02/13/13
Dear Florian, You are right, the accord doesn't make direct mention of RR2. However, the individual contracts that Monsanto asked the farmers to sign does. It was implicit that the CNA endorsed the contracts by signing the general agreement. Regards
Posted by ALASTAIR STEWART at 12:57PM CST 02/25/13
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