The US Department of Justice finally granted on May 29th Bayer the conditional approval for the acquisition of Monsanto (http://monsanto/). The merger will give rise to the leading player in agricuture. According to the DOJ’s conditional approval, the integration of Monsanto into Bayer can take place as soon as the divestments to BASF have been accomplished. This is expected to be in approximately two months, said Bayer, which expects to receive any outstanding approvals required for completing the transaction very shortly.