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  • Thursday July 3, 2003
    Monsanto Company provided the following statement regarding the filing of a civil suit in the Federal District Court in Boston against Oakhurst Dairy Inc.: On July 3rd, Monsanto Company filed a civil suit in the Federal District Court in Boston, Massachusetts, against Oakhurst Dairy Inc. in response to the processor's use of deceptive labels and misleading claims in its product labeling and advertising to consumers in the Commonwealth.more...
  • Wednesday June 18, 2003
    Hugh Grant, president and chief executive officer of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), today announced changes to the company's organizational structure and the related management team. Grant said the new structure is designed to create focus and accountability around his three near-term objectives: (1) Providing sustainable, efficient cash generation from Monsanto's chemistry businesses; (2) Optimizing income growth of the seeds and traitsmore...
  • Wednesday June 11, 2003
    Monsanto Vice President Carl Casale said today the company's seed partners are playing an increasingly important role as Monsanto continues its strategic transformation to a company based largely on seeds and biotechnology traits. In his remarks today at Monsanto's 2003 Seed Partner Meeting, Casale said that while Roundup herbicide remains a critical component of Monsanto's North American business, its seed and trait offerings have greatermore...
  • Thursday May 29, 2003
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that its board of directors has elected Hugh Grant, 45, as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, effective immediately. In addition, he was elected to the company's board of directors. Grant, a 22-year veteran of Monsanto, served as the company's chief operating officer for the past three years. In making the announcement, Monsanto Chairman Frank AtLee said, "Hughmore...
  • 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...
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