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  • Friday September 23, 2016

    USDA-NRCS Also Commits $1 Million Through Conservation Innovation Grant To Farmer-Focused Project

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) recently awarded the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and its Soil Health Partnership (SHP) a $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to help farmers better understand and adopt farming practices that help reduce climate change impacts. Monsanto announced today it also intends to make an additional investment of $1.6 million in thismore...
  • 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 September 14, 2016
    • Realizes a shared vision of integrated agricultural offerings, delivering enhanced solutions for growers and creates a leading innovation engine for the next generation of farming
    • USD 128 per share in all-cash transaction, represents 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders and an aggregate value of USD 66 billion
    • Significant value creation with expected annual synergies of approximately USD 1.5 billion after year three; plus additional synergies from integrated solutions in future years
    • Bayer shareholders expected to benefit from accretion to core EPS in the first full year after closing and double-digit percentage accretion in the third full year
    • Committed to retaining strong presence in the U.S. with the combined business’ global Seeds & Traits and North American commercial headquarters in St. Louis
    Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s Board of Directors, Bayer’s Board of Management and Bayer’s Supervisory Board have unanimously approved the agreement. Based on Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, 2016, the day before Bayer’s first written proposal to Monsanto, the offer represents a premium of 44 percent to that price.“We are pleased tomore...
  • Tuesday September 6, 2016

    Microbial Genome Analysis Using Big Data Science, Bioinformatics and Machine Learning Expected to Drive Discovery of Microbiome-Based Solutions That Can Help Farmers Better Manage On-Farm Challenges

    ST. LOUIS & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Second Genome, Inc. have announced a research agreement to accelerate the discovery of new microbiome-based solutions to help farmers better manage environmental challenges on their farms. The collaboration will leverage Monsanto’s extensive genomic databases with Second Genome’s expertise in analyzing microbial function through big data metagenomics, protein discovery, machine learning, and predictive analyticsmore...
  • Monday September 5, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) confirmed it has been engaged in constructive negotiations with Bayer AG, during which it has received an updated non-binding proposal for a potential acquisition of Monsanto for $127.50 per share in cash. Monsanto is continuing these conversations as it evaluates this proposal, as well as proposals from other parties and other strategic alternatives to enable its Board of Directors to determine if a transaction inmore...
  • Wednesday August 31, 2016

    Visual Experience Moves With the User to Show How Chemical Seed Applied Solutions and Microbials Work Together Above and Below Ground Interacting With Each Planted Seed

    Growers attending Farm Progress Show 2016 will be among the first to experience 360-degree video technology that is an entirely new way to see underground crop development and the protection needed from harmful pests and disease pressures. As the viewer tilts the camera-based technology up, down, left and right, they will see how technology based on naturally-occurring microbials works seamlessly with conventional seed-applied products in an innovative new way to combat pests and increasemore...
  • Wednesday August 31, 2016

    Company Also Expands Availability of the Climate FieldView Platform across More U.S. Crop Acres

    BOONE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), announced at Farm Progress Show the addition of new features to its Climate FieldViewTM digital agriculture platform that will help farmers manage variability in their fields and analyze seed performance to uncover valuable insights. “All farmers experience variability in their fields,” said Mike Stern, chief executive officer for The Climate Corporation. “more...
  • Tuesday August 30, 2016

    Corn And Soybean Crops Have The Highest Potential To Mitigate/Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions; 100 Million Metric Tons Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Be Eliminated From U.S. Agriculture By 2030

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agriculture can play a significant role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to a recent scientific report. As part of Monsanto Company’s commitment to make its own operations carbon neutral by 2021, the company commissioned third-party expert ICF International to examine the potential for reducing GHG emissions through agriculture in the United States. The resulting report titled, “Charting a Path to Carbon Neutralmore...
  • Tuesday August 30, 2016

    New Corn Technology Demonstrates Effective Disease Protection in 2016 On-Farm and University Trial Plots

    Farmers face the risk of major yield loss from corn diseases in any given season, but they will have a new defense in 2017 with the debut of DEKALB® Disease Shield™ corn products. Six new DEKALB Disease Shield products are being introduced that provide industry-leading protection against today’s top corn diseases, along with exclusive genetics to maximize yield opportunity.Developed through the brand’s advanced breeding program, DEKALB Disease Shield corn provides a broad spectrum of enhancedmore...
  • Wednesday August 17, 2016
    • Core pipeline expected to deliver up to $25 billion in peak net sales with incremental value from new platforms and expected to deliver the fourth consecutive year of more than 20 advancements
    • Company reconfirms FY16 as-reported EPS guidance at the low end of the range of $3.36 to $4.14 and ongoing EPS at the low-end of the range of $4.40 to $5.10
    • Innovation, platform expansion and financial discipline expected to drive strong long-term earnings power, with expected return to growth in EPS in FY17, accelerating to a mid-teens compounded annual EPS growth rate from the end of FY17 through FY21
    • The Climate Corporation announces commitment to extend its leading Climate FieldView TM digital ag platform to other agricultural technology providers, coinciding with announcement to develop the industry’s first in-field sensor network
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During Monsanto Company’s (NYSE: MON) eighth Whistle Stop tour event for investors, chairman and chief executive officer Hugh Grant and other members of the Monsanto executive leadership team will highlight how the industry’s leading technology platforms and digital integration are addressing evolving grower needs and accelerating the future of agriculture, underpinning the company’s confidence in its long-term growth opportunitiesmore...
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