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2012-01-24 14:24:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that at its annual meeting, shareowners elected four members of its Board of Directors to new terms: Janice L. Fields Hugh Grant C. Steven McMillan Robert J. Stevens Each of these members was elected to serve until the company's 2015 annual meeting. Shareowners approved, by non-binding vote, the compensation of the company's named executive officers as described in the company's 2011 proxy...

2012-01-20 15:09:00

Shareholder's Resolution Would Require Chemical Giant to Study Risks of its Genetically Engineered Crops Protests Outside Monsanto 2012 Annual Meeting Planned ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, January 24 at 1:30 PM, Monsanto officers and shareholders will vote on a shareholder proposal to create a study of "material financial risks or operational impacts" associated with its chemical products and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The proposal...

2012-01-19 12:03:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow marks an exciting milestone for DEKALB®, one of the nation's leading corn brands. On Jan. 20, 1912, a group of 11 northern Illinois farmers, bankers and county officials laid the foundation for the DEKALB brand, establishing a legacy of industry-leading performance and innovative firsts. Those same founding principles are still upheld today, and exactly 100 years later, DEKALB remains committed to providing farmers with the...

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....