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  • 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 June 21, 2016

    150-Acre Site to Support Agricultural Research, Local Science Education

    Monsanto Company announced today the donation of its Leland Agronomy Center to The B.F. Smith Foundation, a nonprofit organization in the Mississippi Delta. The 150-acre site consists of cropland and supporting infrastructure that includes offices, labs, greenhouses and shops.Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center, based in Stoneville, will use the greenhouse and laboratory space for plant breeding and other agronomic research aimed at accelerating the path towardmore...
  • Thursday June 16, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Remington Holding Company, LLC, (“Remington”), the parent company of a leading provider of customized seed production, processing, logistics and related services to the global seed industry, announced today that they are forming a new joint venture with an initial strategic focus on sorghum. The joint venture is designed to drive a higher level of investment and innovation in, and provide greater market access tomore...
  • Thursday June 9, 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 third quarter of its 2016 fiscal year and is payable on July 29, 2016, to shareowners of record on July 8, 2016. About Monsanto Company Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. Wemore...
  • Friday June 3, 2016

    Environmental Rankings Assess Largest Publicly Traded Companies Globally And In The U.S.

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto announced that it has placed no. 12 out of 500 of the largest U.S. publicly traded companies in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, which is created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor. This represents a dramatic jump from last year’s rankings when Monsanto placed 52nd. Monsanto continues to lead the agriculture sector in the Newsweek Green Rankings. The company also improved significantly on themore...
  • Tuesday May 24, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously views the Bayer AG proposal as incomplete and financially inadequate, but is open to continued and constructive conversations to assess whether a transaction in the best interest of Monsanto shareowners can be achieved. “We believe in the substantial benefits an integrated strategy could provide to growers and broader society, and we have long respectedmore...
  • Wednesday May 18, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to recent media reports, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) disclosed that it has received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Bayer AG for a potential acquisition of Monsanto, subject to due diligence, regulatory approvals and other conditions. The Board of Directors of Monsanto is reviewing the proposal, in consultation with its financial and legal advisors. Monsanto will have no further comment until its Board of Directors hasmore...
  • 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...
  • Tuesday May 17, 2016

    Company Remains Committed To Engage In Dialogue To Find A Solution That Will Help Encourage And Spur New Investments In Argentina

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today expressed its disappointment that recent discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture and previous areas of alignment have yet to result in a mutually agreeable solution for soybean growers, the broader agriculture industry and the Government of Argentina. Therefore, as a result of its obligations to its farmer customers worldwide, who expect and deserve a level playing field, as well as the company’s owners,more...
  • Monday May 16, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company’s (NYSE: MON) Brett Begemann, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Frank, chief commercial officer, will address investors at separate events in New York on Wednesday, May 18. Both Begemann and Frank will discuss the company’s strategic initiatives and long-term growth drivers, future expectations, product performance and other matters related to the company’s business. Frank will participate in an interviewmore...
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