DuPont will pay Monsanto more than $1.7 billion over 10 years and gain licenses for two soybean modified crop traits in a deal that ends patent litigation between the companies. "This signals a new approach to our companies doing business together, allowing two of the leaders in the industry to focus on bringing farmers the best products possible while working to advance innovation and long-term opportunity for agriculture," said Monsanto President Brett Begemann.

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