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  • Tuesday December 23, 2008
    Monsanto Company today announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2009 first quarter on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, prior to market open. Monsanto additionally will hold a conference call that day at 8:30 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. ET). The call will focus on the company's first-quarter results, its future expectations and its annual update of new and progressing projects within the company's Research and Development (R&D)more...
  • Tuesday December 16, 2008
    Plant Health Care Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Plant Health Care plc (AIM: PHC), and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) have entered into an agreement for the commercialization of harpin-based technology as a seed treatment in Monsanto’s major row crops and vegetables. The harpin technology offers farmers in-season benefits, including the suppression of pests like nematodes and yield-inhibiting diseases, as well as additive plant health benefitsmore...
  • Wednesday December 10, 2008
    Monsanto Company announced today that Robert A. Paley, 60, Vice President and Treasurer, will retire from the company effective Jan. 31, 2009. Tom D. Hartley, 49, has been named Vice President and Treasurer effective Dec. 8, 2008. In order to affect an orderly transition, Paley will serve Monsanto as Special Assistant and Advisor to the CFO through Jan. 31, 2009. "On behalf of the Monsanto management team and employees, I thank Bobmore...
  • Tuesday December 9, 2008

    Chief Technology Officer to Announce Roundup Ready 2 Yield 2008 Soybean Yield Data, Highlights 2009 Launch and Yield Advantage for Farmers

    Monsanto Company sees a significant growth opportunity in continuing to create more yield for farmers worldwide through its R&D investment in plant biotechnology and breeding. This message and other key comments will be delivered to investors by Robb Fraley, Monsanto's executive vice president and chief technology officer, as part of the Canaccord Adams Conference today in Toronto. "Even as we live through a global recession, wemore...
  • Monday December 8, 2008
    Monsanto Company today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 24 cents per share. The dividend relates to the company's first quarter of its 2009 fiscal year. The dividend is payable on January 30, 2009, to shareowners of record on January 9, 2009. About Monsanto Company Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agriculturalmore...
  • Monday December 8, 2008
    • Monsanto Company launches new effort to help reduce nutrients and sediments in agricultural runoff by partnering with The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Soybean Association, Delta Wildlife and The National Audubon Society on conservation projects in the Missippi River Basin.
    • Monsanto's new partners commit to sharing best conservation practices and joining in dialogue with other conservation groups, agriculture groups, government leaders as well as other parties interested in working with farmers to preserve water quality and conserve wildlife habitat along the river and its tributaries.
    A new initiative announced today aims to reduce nutrient and sediment movement into the United States' largest river system, the Mississippi River. Monsanto is partnering with multiple agricultural and conservation groups that are working with farmers to help reduce runoff from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. The Nature Conservancy, the Iowa Soybean Association and Delta Wildlife are all working collaboratively withmore...
  • Thursday December 4, 2008
    Another key regulatory milestone has been achieved as one of the most anticipated U.S. soybean technologies approaches commercialization. Monsanto Company announced today it has received regulatory approval in the European Union for the importation of Roundup Ready 2 Yield™ soybeans. This approval follows the European Food Safety Authority's positive scientific opinion in July concluding Roundup Ready 2 Yield is safe for import as food and feedmore...
  • Wednesday December 3, 2008
    Monsanto Company confirmed today that it self-reported the inadvertent harvest of an extremely small amount of regulated Bt research cotton at a trial site in Dawson County, Texas, as stated today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Approximately two-tenths of an acre of research cotton being grown under USDA notification was inadvertently harvested with a 54-acre commercial field. The cotton was transported for ginning and processing inmore...
  • Tuesday December 2, 2008
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that it has completed its proposed acquisition of Aly Participacoes Ltda., which operates the sugarcane breeding and technology companies, CanaVialis S.A. and Alellyx S.A., both of which are based in Brazil. Monsanto's $290 million (R$616 million) acquisition of Aly Participacoes Ltda. from Votorantim Novos Negocios Ltda. and its sister company, Votorantim Industrial S.A., was consummated with existingmore...
  • Tuesday December 2, 2008

    Monsanto CEO To Tell Investors About Company's Growth Drivers For Reaching Its 2012 Profit Goals

    As farmers in the U.S. are making their initial seed purchase decisions for the 2009 growing season, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) plans to discuss the reasons behind its confidence that it can make good on its commitment to more than double its fiscal 2007 gross profit by 2012 through the execution of a strategy that delivers increased yield and economic value for farmers. That is the message Monsanto Chairman, President and Chief Executivemore...
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