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  • Monday February 27, 2017

    Stern Positions Company As Catalyst For Next Major Wave Of Agricultural Innovation

    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) named Mike Stern., Chief Executive Officer of The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, as the 2017 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. This agriculture industry award recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service. It is conferred each year to a senior agribusiness executive who exemplifies excellence in agribusiness, and has alsomore...
  • Tuesday February 21, 2017

    Details Key Climate Action Milestones, Alignment With UN Sustainable Development Goals And Position On Biodiversity

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together . Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to help mitigate and adapt to climate change through collaborative efforts, the advancement of its biodiversity position and alignment of its work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “We understand the crucial role agriculture has in feeding the world while utilizing themore...
  • Thursday February 16, 2017

    Company Ranked No. 2 In Industry Group For 2017

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company was today named one of the 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine, attaining the rank of No. 2 within the company’s industry sector. “It’s an honor to receive this recognition for the fourth year in a row,” said Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and CEO. “This ranking not only celebrates Monsanto’s pledge to operating with transparency and reporting progress, but also underscores our globalmore...
  • Monday January 30, 2017
    ST. LOUIS & EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company and 2Blades Foundation (2Blades) have formed a collaboration to discover novel sources of genetic resistance to devastating corn diseases. 2Blades will deliver these resistance genes in collaboration with The Sainsbury Laboratory (Norwich, UK), the leading global institute for research on plant-pathogen interactions and long-term partner of 2Blades. “Mid and late season corn disease complexes such as stalk and ear rotsmore...
  • Friday January 27, 2017

    Shareowners Also Reelect 13 Board Members at Company’s Annual Meeting Today

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that its Board of Directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held today, declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 54 cents per share. The dividend is payable on April 28, 2017, to shareowners of record on April 7, 2017. It relates to the second quarter of the company’s 2017 fiscal year. In other matters, Monsanto shareowners reelected 13 board members to serve new one-year terms endingmore...
  • Thursday January 12, 2017

    Technology Platform Will Help Monsanto Analyze, Store And Mine Its Industry-Leading Broad Genomic Data Sets To Enhance Breeding And R&D Opportunities

    ST. LOUIS & NESS ZIONA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and NRGene announced today that the companies have reached a non-exclusive, multi-year global licensing agreement on NRGene’s genome-analysis technology to enhance Monsanto’s ability to predict, compare and select the best genetic makeup from its vast data sets of genetic, genomic and trait information. NRGene’s platform, GenoMAGICTM, was developed by a unique mix of highly experienced algorithm designers,more...
  • Thursday January 5, 2017

    The Company Also Announces New Global Expansion Plans For Its Industry-Leading Climate FieldView™ Digital Ag Platform

    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), today unveiled for the first time more than 35 projects in its research and development pipeline. The company also announced plans to expand its industry-leading Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform into new international geographies over the next few years. Climate’s announcement follows Monsanto’s annual R&D pipeline update. The company is sharing anmore...
  • Thursday January 5, 2017

    Strong Pipeline Of Microbial Products Designed To Boost Crop Yields In A Sustainable Way

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark & ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The BioAg Alliance, Monsanto’s and Novozymes’ collaboration to improve crop harvests through products containing naturally-occurring microbes, today announced results from its 2016 field trial program and shared an updated research pipeline. Yield increases among top microbial strains averaged over 3 bushels per acre for corn and over 2 bushels per acre for soy. Among the pipeline highlights is the Corn BioYield 2 project, whichmore...
  • Thursday January 5, 2017

    The Company’s Annual Research & Development Showcase Focuses On Reducing Inputs, Improving Grower Productivity And Identifying Ways To Mitigate Environmental Challenges

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced 2017 updates on progress made across its research and development (R&D) pipeline over the past year. The company’s commitment to this annual pipeline showcase is founded in a dedication to innovations that support farmers as they work to meet the needs of society while using natural resources more efficiently. The company’s industry-leading pipeline integrates seeds, traits, crop protection and datamore...
  • Thursday January 5, 2017
    • Delivered as-reported earnings per share of $0.07 and earnings per share on an ongoing basis of $0.21; above the prior year ongoing loss as expected
    • Company guides to full-year as-reported earnings per share of $3.97-to-$4.45 and reconfirms $4.50-to-$4.90 for ongoing earnings per share
    • Intacta RR2 PRO penetration in South America drives increase of approximately 50 percent in soybean gross profit in the first quarter; corn gross profit grew significantly
    • Industry-leading R&D pipeline delivers more than 20 advancements for fourth consecutive year with a record 14 projects advancing to launch
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the first quarter, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) delivered higher earnings per share (EPS) than the prior year thanks to the strength of the company’s South American business. In 2017, the company remains focused on delivering on its operational plan and key business milestones while simultaneously working with Bayer on the necessary steps to finalize the deal to merge the companies, which is targeted for the end of calendar year 2017.more...
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