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Southern Drought Expected To Continue
2012-01-17 14:03:08

Government scientists reported this month that the Southern drought that has led to $10 billion in crop and agricultural losses in 2011 will continue for at least the next three months. The drought is forecast to worsen and expand across the western United States as well. According to the recent Drought Monitor report, drought is forecasted to develop in a solid 2,500-mile stripe across the southern tier of the USA from California to Virginia. "There are fairly good odds that the...

2012-01-06 12:00:00

HONOLULU, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Statistics show that the United States ranks only 25th in math scores and 21st in science compared to 30 industrialized nations. These facts show that education is strongly in need of support. To help, Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is launching America's Farmers Grow Rural Education(SM) to aid rural school districts by providing $10,000 and $25,000 grants in 1,245 counties across 39 states. "We believe our rural...

2012-01-06 08:30:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks Equity Research highlights AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) as the Bull of the Day and Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON),Syngenta AG (NYSE: SYT) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Full analysis of all these stocks is available at http://at.zacks.com/?id=2678. Here is a synopsis...

2012-01-05 08:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of projects across research and development (R&D) platforms aimed at making agriculture more productive and profitable for farmers, and more sustainable, were highlighted during Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) annual pipeline update. Using a combination of the latest breeding, biotechnology, and agronomic tools and solutions, Monsanto remains committed to developing and delivering products that can create the next wave of...

2011-12-21 19:00:00

Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Win 50 Percent of National Titles in 2011 Contest Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 DuPont congratulates David Hula, Charles City, Va., and eight other growers planting Pioneer® brand corn hybrids who won U.S. national titles in the 2011 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today. Farmers planting Pioneer® brand hybrids won 50 percent of the 18 national spots in the annual contest, including four...

2011-12-21 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter and annual research and development pipeline update on Thursday, Jan. 5, 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 first quarter, future...

2011-12-15 15:00:00

Collaboration Aims to Identify Additional Modes of Action for Drought Tolerance Des Moines, IA and Rehovot, Israel (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 DuPont and Rosetta Green Ltd. have entered into a strategic research agreement to identify drought tolerance genes in corn and soybeans. Under the agreement, Rosetta Green will use proprietary technology and bioinformatics capabilities to identify microRNAs. DuPont, through its Pioneer Hi-Bred business, will test candidate genes in target crops....

2011-12-15 06:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An arbitration panel has ruled in favor of DuPont in a dispute filed by Monsanto in May 2009. In the arbitration, Monsanto alleged that DuPont business Pioneer Hi?Bred's PROaccess(SM) genetics distribution relationships breached Pioneer's Roundup Ready® corn and soybean licenses with Monsanto. The arbitrators' ruling denied Monsanto's claims for damages and for injunctive relief. The written decision is...

The Case Of The Dying Aspens
2011-12-14 04:00:20

Over the past 10 years, the death of forest trees due to drought and increased temperatures has been documented on all continents except Antarctica. This can in turn drive global warming by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by trees and by releasing carbon locked up in their wood. New research led by Carnegie researcher and Stanford University PhD student William Anderegg offers evidence for the physiological mechanism governing tree death in a drought. The...

2011-12-13 12:23:00

Effort will assist more than 10,000 in southern Ethiopia LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is contributing US$10,000 to provide safe, clean drinking water for three months to an estimated 20,000 people who have had to rely on dirty water from local ponds amid severe drought and famine in the Borena zone of Oromia, Ethiopia. AmeriCares, a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization, is overseeing the effort, which will...