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United States Drought Monitor Released, Bad News For Agriculture
2012-07-06 13:27:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Wave after wave of heat has baked almost half the United States into some form of drought, according to data released by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The economic impact is still impossible to know, but officials and stakeholders are expecting a significant impact of the nation´s agricultural output. Analysis of the UNL data revealed that a record 46.8 percent of the nation's...

Tree Rings Tell The Tale Of Drought History
2012-07-03 11:58:11

Pitt scientists also discover unexpected complexity to the US West's patterns of drought during the Middle Ages Through an exploration of tree rings and oxygen isotopes, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are now able to better pinpoint the history of droughts in the arid and semiarid areas of the American West. A paper published in the online July 2 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explores the Medieval Climate Anomaly, a particularly warm period...

2012-06-28 10:21:06

ST. LOUIS, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today released its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Report. The report details the company's progress and challenges as it supports the needs of smallholder and large-scale farmers throughout the world as they work to produce more and conserve more from each acre of farmland, and work to improve the lives of people they serve. "This report is an opportunity for us to continue a dialogue with...

2012-06-21 14:20:25

ST. LOUIS, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has completed the previously announced purchase of planting technology developer Precision Planting, Inc. The Precision Planting team is now part of Monsanto's Integrated Farming Systems unit, which will utilize advanced agronomic practices, seed genetics and innovative on-farm technology to deliver optimal yield to farmers while using fewer resources. About Monsanto CompanyMonsanto Company is...

2012-06-20 10:21:14

ST. LOUIS, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, prior to market open. Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8:30 a.m. central time (9:30 a.m. eastern time) in conjunction with the announcement of its results. The call will focus on the company's results for the third quarter and year-to-date as well as future expectations. The call may include a...

2012-06-06 02:21:17

ST. LOUIS, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring its commitment to returning value to its shareowners, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a new three-year share repurchase program and declared a quarterly dividend. Monsanto's board authorized a new share repurchase program, effective July 1, 2012, for up to $1 billion of the company's common stock over a three-year period. The new program will commence at the completion of Monsanto's...

2012-06-01 06:21:58

CHICAGO, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT), BASF SE (OTC:BASFY), Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) and The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Get...

2012-05-31 02:31:54

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Insiderslab.com has issued insider trading reports and Equity Research for the following companies: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Monsanto (NYSE:MON), Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL), Macy's (NYSE:M), Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), and Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100419/HKM001LOGO ) (Read full report by clicking the link below, you may need to copy and paste the full link to your...

2012-05-31 02:21:46

LINCOLN, Neb., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Agriculture leaders from Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) member companies spoke on an Industry Leaders Panel at the University of Nebraska's fourth annual Water for Food Conference to highlight the importance of water in global food security and to discuss the role of the private sector in helping increase agricultural productivity worldwide. Panel members discussed water as one of the most valuable resources in agricultural production, and how...

2012-05-30 02:21:51

ST. LOUIS, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With seed selling seasons for North and South America now complete, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today cited continued strong third-quarter sales as the company again increased fiscal-year 2012 earnings guidance. Speaking to investors at the Sanford Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York, Monsanto's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant said he expects year-over-year ongoing earnings to grow up to 25 percent in fiscal...