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  • Tuesday December 23, 2014
    DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that they have agreed to settle and dismiss their respective patent infringement lawsuits pending in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.  The litigation related to claims by Monsanto that DuPont had infringed certain Monsanto seed chipping patents and claims by DuPont that Monsanto had infringed certain DuPont patents related to seed processing.  Terms of the settlement are not being disclosed.According to Monsantomore...
  • Monday December 22, 2014
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company’s financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter and annual research and development pipeline update on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, prior to market open. Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8:30 a.m. central time (9:30 a.m. eastern time) in conjunction with the announcement of its results. The call will focus on the company’s results for the first quarter,more...
  • Monday December 22, 2014

    Georgia Farmer’s Achievement Points To Progress In Addressing Global Food Demand

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First-generation farmer Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Ga., has now set the world record for corn yield with an average of 503 bushels per acre using DEKALB® corn seed genetics. Dowdy achieved the record as part of the 2014 National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) 50th Annual National Corn Yield Contest. With this world record announcement, DEKALB® brand is excited about the progress and possibilities ahead for the role ofmore...
  • Monday December 15, 2014

    New Lines are Next Big Things from the Brand Celebrating 100 Years of Breeding Innovations

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 13, 2014) – A new root-knot nematode-resistant variety and a full-season variety named after a legendary performer, both offering yield potential better than existing commercial lines, join the Deltapine® Class of 15 as the brand celebrates 100 years of breeding innovations. Monsanto also presented what is expected to be the next big innovation in cotton – the first triple-stacked herbicide trait technology to be in five Deltapine varieties, pending regulatorymore...
  • Friday December 12, 2014

    USDA Advances Decision To Deregulate Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend Soybeans, Bollgard II® XtendFlex Cotton Traits

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), concluding that Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend™ soybeans and Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton should be fully deregulated. “The final EIS moves us one step closer to the introduction of Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans, paving the way to provide access to dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton,” saidmore...
  • Thursday December 11, 2014
    ST. LOUIS (December 11, 2014) - On December 10, 2014, vegetable growers from around the Southeastern U.S. gathered at the Seminis® research station in Felda, Florida for a close look at the latest in the Seminis product portfolio.“We invited area growers to take a close look at recently commercialized products as well as pre-commercial products, hear from experts and provide us with valuable feedback,” explained Leo Camelo, Seminis Southeastern Sales Lead. “Ultimately, this allows us to tailormore...
  • Wednesday December 10, 2014
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the 50 Best Places to Work in 2015. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its seventh year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor’s anonymous online company reviews survey. Monsanto ranked 39 on the list and it is the only company focused on agriculture to be includedmore...
  • Monday December 8, 2014
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 49 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 30, 2015 to shareowners of record on Jan. 9, 2015. It relates to the first quarter of the company’s 2015 fiscal year. Monsanto’s capital allocation approach revolves around providing direct return through dividends and share repurchases, as well as using cashmore...
  • Monday December 8, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Climate Corporation announced the acquisition of 640 Labs, an agricultural technology startup based in Chicago. The 640 Labs team will join The Climate Corporation, strengthening the company’s efforts to build the industry’s leading data science platform for farmers. “At The Climate Corporation, we strongly believe that leveraging on-farm data can help farmers maximize yields and optimize natural resource use,” said David Friedbergmore...
  • Monday December 1, 2014

    Two Products – DEKALB® DKS37-07 Variety And DEKALB® PULSAR Brand – Exhibit High Level Of Genetic Tolerance

    ST. LOUIS (Dec. 1, 2014) - An aphid pest once thought only to feed on sugarcane has recently found its way onto all of the main sorghum growing regions in the United States. Sorghum growers affected by the pest have been actively searching for additional options to help mitigate the damage.Third-party evaluation performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Stillwater, Okla., has confirmed that two DEKALB® Sorghum products, DKS37-07 variety & PULSAR brand, exhibit a high level ofmore...
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