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  • Thursday May 22, 2003
    Yesterday, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) won a key patent dispute over Bayer CropScience regarding herbicide-tolerant corn. The unanimous decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the patent rights and priority of Monsanto's DEKALB Genetics subsidiary for glufosinate-tolerant corn, and rejected claims for patentability of the same technology by Bayer's affiliate Plant Geneticsmore...
  • Wednesday May 21, 2003
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture announced today the recipients of the group's 2003 Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship program. The program, which is in its fifth year, awarded one hundred high school seniors a $1,500 scholarship for their commitment to pursue a career in the field of agriculture. The Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship program is open to high schoolmore...
  • Tuesday May 13, 2003
    A news release issued by Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) on April 24, 2003, included an incorrect dividend payment date. The quarterly dividend of 13 cents on Monsanto common shares is payable on Aug. 1, 2003, to shareowners of record on July 10, 2003. Monsanto Company a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. For more information on Monsanto, see: wwwmore...
  • Thursday May 8, 2003
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that its 5-year, $250 million public debt offering closed today. The notes were issued at 99.756 percent, and bear interest at 4 percent resulting in a yield of 4.054 percent. The notes mature on May 15, 2008, with a first interest payment date of Nov. 15, 2003. "This debt offering provides very attractive financing for our business and allows us to reduce our dependence on commercial papermore...
  • Thursday May 8, 2003
    A rigorous process aligning Monsanto's research-and-development (R&D) portfolio with corporate strategy allows the company to balance its near- and longer-term priorities, according to Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., chief technology officer. "The cross-functional process we've employed for more than a decade allows us to successfully manage an R&D organization that is focused, productive and cost-effective," Fraley said today in hismore...
  • Wednesday April 30, 2003
    Monsanto (NYSE: MON): Financial Summary ($ in millions, except per share)     FirstQuarter2003     FirstQuarter2002     Changemore...
  • Thursday April 24, 2003

    Shareowners Approve Board Members, Auditors, and Amendments to Incentive Program; Reject Two Shareowner Proposals at the Company's 3rd Annual Meeting

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend increase on its common shares from 12 cents per share to 13 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Aug. 10, 2003, to shareowners of record on July 10, 2003. "The dividend increase reflects the board of directors' confidence in Monsanto's cash generating capabilities," said Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer and Presidentmore...
  • Wednesday April 16, 2003
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced it will issue the company's first-quarter financial results on Wednesday, April 30, 2003, prior to market open. In conjunction with the announcement of its results, Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8 a.m. Central Daylight Time. The call will focus on these results and future expectations. The call may also include a discussion of Monsanto's strategic initiatives, product performance and othermore...
  • Tuesday April 15, 2003
    DuPont (NYSE: DD) and its subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today they have agreed to a worldwide licensing agreement to Monsanto's recently approved YieldGard Rootworm insect-protected corn technology. "This licensing agreement allows us to provide our customers with additional new corn technology in Pioneer brand hybrids," said Rick McConnell, Pioneer presidentmore...
  • Friday April 11, 2003
    Monsanto continues its strong commitment to the environment in a ground-breaking, new approach that utilizes recycling technology in creating its herbicide containers. The Shuttle™ 150, Monsanto’s proprietary refillable container, significantly reduces the number of one-way containers used while incorporating recycled plastic materials. As landfill space continues to be at a premium, corporate entities must take on the responsibility ofmore...
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