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  • Thursday December 18, 2003
    The North American wheat industry faces a number of challenges today based on legislative policy issues and changing dynamics in the world wheat markets, according to a white paper released today by World Perspectives, Inc. (WPI). WPI, an agri-food consulting firm specializing in market and policy analysis, compiled "Technology and the Future of North American Wheat," which details the decline in the North American wheat industry'smore...
  • Wednesday December 17, 2003
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced it is increasing its first-quarter 2004 earnings per share (EPS) guidance. "We're seeing better-than-expected performance in our Brazilian business and the timing of our U.S. sales had a favorable effect on our earnings this quarter," said Terry Crews, Monsanto's chief financial officer. First-quarter EPS, on both an ongoing business basis and on a reported basis, is expected to be bettermore...
  • Wednesday December 17, 2003
    Monsanto Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant said today that the company is fully prepared to manage potential liabilities that may come to it as a result of Solutia Inc.'s filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. "Given our contractual obligations to Pharmacia related to Solutia, we have been closely monitoring this situation. We are familiar with the major areas of potential liability,more...
  • Tuesday December 16, 2003
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced it will issue the company's financial results for the first- quarter of its 2004 fiscal year on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, prior to market open. In conjunction with the announcement of its results, Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8 a.m. Central Standard Time (9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time). The call will focus on these results and future expectations. The call may also include a discussion ofmore...
  • Friday December 12, 2003
    Sterling Chemicals, Inc. (OTC: SCHI) (BULLETIN BOARD: SCHI) and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that the companies have extended existing business agreements that will restart a key production facility in Texas City, Texas and establish Sterling as a supplier of one of the key ingredients in the production of Roundup herbicides, Monsanto's flagship herbicide product line. As a result of the extension of the operating andmore...
  • Friday December 5, 2003
    Monsanto announced today that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a favorable scientific opinion on the company's NK603 Roundup Ready® corn. The announcement, which represents the conclusion of an extensive food safety assessment for the widely used herbicide-tolerant technology, signifies a key step in the European regulatory process. "Monsanto is pleased with the EFSA's conclusion on Roundup Ready corn and believesmore...
  • Wednesday December 3, 2003
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 13 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 30, 2004, to shareowners of record on Jan. 9, 2004. Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. For more information on Monsanto, see: www.monsanto.commore...
  • Wednesday December 3, 2003
    Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOI) has notified Pharmacia Corporation and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) that it will not be making approximately $3 million of payments in connection with settlements entered into earlier this year relating to asbestos litigation in Texas. Solutia's failure to honor its payment obligations with respect to these litigation settlements would be a breach of its obligations under the distribution agreement entered intomore...
  • Wednesday December 3, 2003
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today posted on its web site its transitional year annual report for fiscal year 2003. The report is Monsanto's first since the company changed its fiscal year-end from Dec. 31 to Aug. 31 and is available by visiting the company's web site at: www.monsanto.com and clicking on "Investor Information." On Dec. 12, Monsanto will begin mailing to shareowners of record as of Dec. 1 copies of the annual report thatmore...
  • Monday November 24, 2003

    2004 Farm Youth Scholarships Now Available

    Monsanto Company and the National Association of Farm Broadcasters announced today the details behind the sixth annual Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship program. The scholarship program is offered by Monsanto, in collaboration with the National Association of Farm Broadcasters, and is open to high school seniors from all 50 states. In order to be eligible for one of the awards, the student applicant must come from farm family andmore...
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