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  • Wednesday December 21, 2005
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal year 2006 first quarter on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, prior to market open. In conjunction with the announcement of its results, Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8 a.m. central time (9 a.m. eastern time). The call will focus on the company's first quarter results, future expectations and an update of projects withinmore...
  • Tuesday December 20, 2005
    Monsanto (NYSE: MON) announced today its decision to donate 700 metric tons (mt) of quality hybrid corn seeds in Malawi, an equivalent donation of $840,000. The donation will form part of an integrated plan to distribute the seeds through the Malawian government and local non-governmental organizations in Malawi. The 700 mt of white quality hybrid corn seeds, available in 5-kilogram (11-pound) bags, could reach as many as 140,000 Malawi farmmore...
  • Monday December 12, 2005
    Growers purchasing Stoneville® and NexGen™ brand cottonseed for the 2006 season will benefit from a choice of premium seed treatments that provide control of key nematodes, diseases and early-season cotton insects. “Stoneville and NexGen cottonseed are already known for their superior emergence and rapid stand establishment,” says Kyle Maple, U.S. Cotton Marketing Manager. “Offering these seed brands with protective seedmore...
  • Monday December 12, 2005

    Dividend Has Increased by 67 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 17 cents per share to 20 cents per share, or an increase of 18 percent. The dividend is payable on Jan. 27, 2006, to shareowners of record on Jan. 6, 2006. The dividend increase is effective for the company's first quarter of its 2006 fiscal year. Since Monsanto was spun off as independentmore...
  • Monday December 5, 2005

    Company Reconfirms Full-Year 2006 Free Cash Flow and Earnings Guidance

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it is increasing its first-quarter 2006 earnings per share (EPS) guidance. Monsanto now expects that 20 cents per share of its full-year EPS on both a reported and ongoing basis will occur in the first quarter. The company revised its first-quarter EPS guidance upward from its earlier estimate for the quarter of approximately 10 cents per share. "While our first quartermore...
  • Tuesday November 29, 2005
    Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Executive Vice President and International Commercial Lead Brett Begemann will address investors at 8 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Citigroup Investment Research 16th Annual Chemical Conference in New York. Begemann will provide an update on the company's research-and-development pipeline, strategic initiatives, product performance and other business matters. Begemann'smore...
  • Tuesday November 22, 2005
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that a jury has found in favor of Monsanto in a patent infringement and validity case related to insect-protection technology in corn. The jury found that Monsanto did not infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,545,565 assigned to Bayer CropScience. The jury also found that this patent was invalid. "The jury's findings are further confirmation that Monsanto's scientists were the first to invent themore...
  • Thursday November 10, 2005
    At an investor meeting hosted by Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today, executives announced that the company expects continued strong ongoing earnings per share (EPS) growth and free cash flow generation through 2007. "Our seeds and traits business is poised to drive our growth in the near- to mid-term, and our technology pipeline and recent acquisitions will help us strengthen our foundation as the leader in the agriculture sectormore...
  • Wednesday November 2, 2005
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that its Nov. 10 investor briefing will be simultaneously webcast and can be accessed by visiting the company's web site at http://www.monsanto.com/ and clicking on "Investor Information." The investor briefing will include an update on the company's strategic initiatives, financial targets, product performance, research-and-development pipeline and other business matters. The briefing willmore...
  • Thursday October 27, 2005

    As Soy Food Market Expands, New Product Line Will Help Accelerate Category Growth

    Monsanto and The Solae Company today announced an agreement to develop and market a new line of soy proteins with improved flavor and solubility. This collaboration combines each company's unique strengths to bring such a technology to market. "Soy-based products are one of the fastest-growing food industry segments," said Paul Graham, vice president of new business development for The Solae Company. "This agreement will allow us tomore...
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