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2012-03-28 06:23:59

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laumeier Sculpture Park is helping Webster University kick off its public art initiative in a grand way. On Wednesday, March 28, as part of a grand opening celebration of the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves campus, the Laumeier-Webster collaboration will come to life, when one of Laumeier's 60 sculptures goes on loan to Webster University. The 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture, Window 1/3, by well-known American artist Jene...

2012-03-28 06:21:36

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter on Wednesday, April 4, 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 second quarter and year-to-date as well as future expectations. The call may include a...

2012-03-15 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, March 16, 2012, Occupy Monsanto's agents of change with the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU), a group designed to protect America from genetically modified foods, will wear bio-hazmat suits when they visit Congress. The group will gather at Capitol South Metro station at noon on March 16 to highlight how chemical company Monsanto is contaminating our political process. The GCU opposes Monsanto's bid to increase spraying of food with...

2012-03-15 08:00:00

The Seed Production industry consists of large corporations that develop and supply genetically modified (GM) seeds to corn, soybean and cotton farmers. During the five years to 2012, the federal government´s energy mandates have spurred demand for ethanol, aiding revenue growth. In 2007, revenue jumped 16.4%, supporting the five-year estimated average increase of 8.7% from 2007 to 2012. Also, global shortages of key commodities like wheat and cotton drove the price of these crops up and...

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2012-03-12 10:26:26

The corn rootworm -- one of the most economically destructive insects of maize in the United States -- is threatening to become agriculture´s worst nightmare as biotech corn is continually losing its resistance to the damaging pests. The problem is so severe that a group of scientists wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warning that action needs to be taken to rid agriculture of the devastating insects. The problem was first made aware of last year, when...

2012-02-27 08:58:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has officially dismissed a lawsuit brought by The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) and dozens of other plaintiff growers and organizations against Monsanto Company. OSGATA and plaintiffs in the case alleged that they did not want to grow crops containing Monsanto's biotechnology traits but feared a patent-infringement lawsuit in the event the company's traits happened to...

2012-02-24 12:57:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon, Putnam Circuit Court Judge Derek Swope granted preliminary approval to comprehensive settlements agreed to by Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and The Calwell Practice PLLC that resolve all claims in all pending litigation as well as all class actions filed in West Virginia. The litigation, including the pending class action suits relate specifically to a chemical plant once located in Nitro, West Virginia and activities which took place...

2012-02-23 09:22:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Robb Fraley, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief technology officer, and Kerry Preete, senior vice president of global strategy, will address investors with separate presentations next month. At 11 a.m. central time (CT) Thursday, March 1, Fraley will address investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Agriculture Conference. At 9:50 a.m. central time (CT) Wednesday, March 7, Preete will present...

2012-02-21 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. farmers across the Western Great Plains this spring will be the first to plant Monsanto's newest drought-tolerant corn system as part of on-farm trials. The hybrids, made available to growers under the new DroughtGard(TM) Hybrids name, are designed to help farmers mitigate the risk of yield loss when experiencing drought stress. DroughtGard Hybrids are the newest offering from the Genuity® corn family. These hybrids combine germplasm...

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...