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  • Monday December 20, 2004
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that it plans to establish a reserve in its first-quarter 2005 results associated with the Solutia Inc. bankruptcy proceedings. The company also announced that first-quarter operations across key markets were stronger than previously estimated. As a result of these developments, Monsanto is updating its first-quarter and fiscal-year 2005 earnings per share (EPS) guidance. The companymore...
  • Tuesday December 14, 2004
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that a jury has found in favor of Monsanto Company and co-defendant Dow AgroSciences in a patent infringement case brought by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. "The jury's finding in this case is further confirmation of the fact that Monsanto's scientists were the first to invent this important technology," said Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief technology officer for Monsanto. "more...
  • Tuesday December 14, 2004
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal year 2005 first quarter on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, prior to market open. In conjunction with the announcement of its results, Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8 a.m. CST (9 a.m. EST). The call will focus on these results and future expectations. The call may also include a discussion of Monsanto's strategic initiatives,more...
  • Wednesday December 8, 2004
    In a presentation to investors today, Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Chief Technology Officer Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., will discuss how the company's significant experience with product development, the regulatory environment, and commercial strategy in biotechnology has given Monsanto a leadership position in guiding next-generation products to commercial reality. Fraley is delivering a presentation as a part of the 15th Annualmore...
  • Tuesday December 7, 2004

    Third Increase Has Raised Divided by 42 Percent Since 2002 Spin-off

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that its Board of Directors declared an increase in the quarterly dividend on its common shares from 14.5 cents per share to 17 cents per share, or an increase of 17 percent. The dividend is payable on Jan. 28, 2005, to shareowners of record on Jan. 7, 2005. The dividend increase is for the first quarter of the company's 2005 fiscal year. Since Monsanto was spun off as independent company inmore...
  • Thursday December 2, 2004
    Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Chief Technology Officer Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., will address chemical industry investors at 2:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the 15th Annual Chemical Conference sponsored by Smith Barney Citigroup in New York. Fraley will provide an update on the company's research-and-development pipeline, and his presentation may also include a discussion of Monsanto's strategic initiatives, product performance,more...
  • Wednesday November 24, 2004

    Recognizing Excellence in Environmental Performance and Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track presented a special certificate of recognition to Monsanto Company during WHC's 16th Annual Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Maryland. This acknowledgement distinguishes the Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve and Muscatine, Iowa facility for its commitment to outstanding environmental performance and wildlife habitatmore...
  • Monday November 22, 2004

    Industry's First Triple Trait Offering Provides Corn Growers Insect and Weed Control Option

    Monsanto Company today highlighted the availability of the biotech industry's first triple trait offering, YieldGard Plus with Roundup Ready Corn 2 technology. The new product will offer corn growers in-seed protection against devastating corn insects and the flexibility of herbicide tolerance in one seed. "Monsanto is proud to support U.S. corn growers and provide them with a new tool in their battle against corn insect pests and weedsmore...
  • Friday November 19, 2004

    2005 Farm Youth Scholarships Now Available

    Today Monsanto Company and the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) launched the seventh annual Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship program, which will grant one-time awards of $1,500 to 100 high school seniors pursuing careers in agriculture. Established in 1999, the Commitment to Agriculture program has awarded 550 students with nearly three quarters of a million dollars in support for their devotion to the agriculturemore...
  • Tuesday November 16, 2004

    American Seeds Established Through Acquisition of Channel Bio Corp.

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today the formation of American Seeds, Inc. (ASI), a new holding company established to support regional seed businesses with capital, genetics and technology investments. These investments will allow the operating companies of ASI to more directly connect their customers to significant innovations in genomics-based breeding and other new technologies while continuing to operate autonomously and locally,more...
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