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  • 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...
  • Tuesday December 6, 2016

    Company Earns Perfect Score on 2017 Corporate Equality Index

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has once again named Monsanto as one of its “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” This is the ninth year Monsanto has been honored by the civil rights organization. The distinction comes with the agriculture company earning a perfect score of 100 percent on the HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). “At Monsanto, one of our core values is providing an inclusive and collaborative work environmentmore...
  • Monday December 5, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 54 cents per share. The dividend relates to the company’s first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year and is payable on January 27, 2017, to shareowners of record on January 6, 2017. About Monsanto Company Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. Wemore...
  • Monday December 5, 2016

    Scientists Solve Spore Stability Puzzle To Develop World’s First Upstream Corn Inoculant, Will Be Applied To All Of Monsanto’s New 2017 Corn Hybrids Sold In U.S.

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark & ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of their commitment to develop and commercialize innovative microbial solutions for farmers through The BioAg Alliance, Monsanto Company and Novozymes today shared details of their newest product, the corn inoculant Acceleron® B-300 SAT. Derived from a fungus found in soil, Acceleron B-300 SAT showed a two-year average yield advantage of more than 3 bushels per acre. The Acceleron B-300 SAT inoculant will be applied to all of Monsanto’smore...
  • Monday December 5, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that leading independent proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) have both recommended that Monsanto shareowners vote “FOR” the proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger providing for the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. Under the terms of the merger agreement, which is being submitted to a vote at amore...
  • Thursday December 1, 2016

    Monsanto Advances Its Commitment To Carbon Neutrality, Convenes Carbon-Neutral Collaborative

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Addressing climate change– and more specifically, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture– can only be achieved through collective effort. To highlight the role modern agriculture can play in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Monsanto today announced the formation and first meeting of the Carbon-Neutral Collaborative, a consortium of experts on agricultural greenhouse gases. The Collaborative will help develop a frameworkmore...
  • Tuesday November 22, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company’s (NYSE: MON) Robb Fraley, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief technology officer, will present to investors at the Citi Basic Materials Conference in New York, New York on Wednesday, November 30. Fraley will discuss the company’s strategic initiatives, future expectations, R&D pipeline, product performance and other matters related to the company’s business. Fraley’s session will begin at 10:15 a.m. ET (9:15 a.m. CTmore...
  • Monday November 21, 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO & TALLINN, Estonia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced the acquisition of VitalFields, a European farm management software company based in Tallinn, Estonia. The VitalFields team will join The Climate Corporation, strengthening the company’s efforts to deliver industry-leading digital technologies to farmers around the world. Founded in 2011 and available in seven European countries, VitalFields offers anmore...
  • Thursday November 10, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto has been named a 2017 Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse magazines. Monsanto earned the recognition based on its commitment to hire and recruit talented veterans and military spouses. Each year, the list of Military Friendly Employers is provided to service members and their families, helping them discover the best post-military career opportunitiesmore...
  • Wednesday November 9, 2016

    Farmers To Realize The Benefits Of The Roundup Ready ® Xtend Crop System In 2017

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that the EPA has approved XtendiMaxTM herbicide with VaporGripTM Technology, a low-volatility dicamba herbicide, for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton. This significant milestone will provide farmers the opportunity to utilize dicamba in the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System in 2017. With XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology approved formore...
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