News Releases: Research and Development

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Wednesday January 4, 2017
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has reached a new global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of the novel CRISPR-Cpf1 genome-editing technology in agriculture. The CRISPR-Cpf1 system represents an exciting advance in genome-editing technology, because it has potential to be a simpler and more precise tool for making targeted improvements in a cell's DNA when compared to the CRISPR-Cas9more...
  • Thursday December 8, 2016

    To Raise Awareness of Agriculture Opportunities, Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program Provides Scholarships For Students Pursuing Studies In Farming, Agronomy, Education, Science, Technology, Business, Communications, And More

    • 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in a career in agriculture.
    • Fewer than one in five (19 percent) high school and college students feel they understand agriculture career opportunities.
    • In an effort to raise awareness of job prospects in agriculture, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program will award more than $500,000 in scholarships in 2017 to students across the country.
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While agriculture has become a hot sector for job growth (USDA Employment Opportunities Report, 2015), a just-released survey shows only 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in pursuing a career in the agriculture industry – and just 3 percent can identify it as one of the best fields for college graduates. The survey, sponsored by America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a Monsanto Fund program, was conducted inmore...
  • Thursday September 22, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has reached a global licensing agreement for the use of the CRISPR-Cas genome-editing technology in agriculture with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The Broad Institute is a world leader in the development and sharing of CRISPR genome-editing technologies and holds several issued U.S. patents covering CRISPR-Cas technology. The parties, which share a broad-licensing philosophymore...
  • Wednesday August 10, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will hold a webcast in conjunction with its eighth Whistle Stop tour investor event scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 and Thursday, August 18 in St. Louis, Mo. During the webcast, company executives will discuss Monsanto’s financial targets, drivers of innovation, research and development pipeline and other matters related to the company’s business. A webcast beginning at 12 p.m. C.Tmore...
  • Tuesday June 21, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2016 list of 50 Smartest Companies. Monsanto, a sustainable agriculture company, is ranked No. 50. To make the list, a company must have truly innovative technology and a business model that is both practical and ambitious, enabling the company to set the agenda in its field over the past 12 months. In selecting Monsanto, MIT Technology Review editors citedmore...
  • Tuesday May 17, 2016
    ARDEN HILLS, Minn. & ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forage Genetics International (FGI) and Monsanto (NYSE: MON) announced today that FGI has acquired all of the commercial rights from the parties’ existing alfalfa research collaboration and that Monsanto has licensed to FGI certain intellectual property relating to its alfalfa traits and technology. Monsanto received a one-time upfront licensing fee of $210 million for these rights. The deal is expected to support the ongoing discovery andmore...
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