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2011-06-01 10:03:00

ST. LOUIS, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bette Lu Lerwick, Albin, Wyo., is Monsanto's America's Farmers Mom of the Year 2011. Lerwick was nominated for the America's Farmers Mom of the Year contest by her daughter, Kosha Olsen, who visited AmericasFarmers.com earlier this spring and submitted a 300-word nomination describing a few of the contributions her mother makes to her family, farm, community and the agricultural industry. Lerwick was selected as the Northwest Region's Farm Mom of...

2011-05-26 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) will hold a webcast next Thursday in conjunction with a presentation by Hugh Grant, the company's chairman, president and chief executive officer, at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. 27th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference. Grant's presentation will begin at 4 p.m. E.T. on June 2. Grant will discuss the company's business performance and operational path, financial targets and other matters related to the...

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2011-05-16 05:35:00

Thousands of organic farming advocates in the remote valley of Mesohori in northeastern Greece are seeking to bar so-called "Frankenstein" foods from Europe. An event organized by the Peliti alternative community created the annual seed exchange festival in order to address the issue. "We are doing something important here," Grigoris Papadopoulos, a 60-year-old agronomist told AFP. "I realized that money is not as important as quality of life, I saw the dirt in farm chemicals." Peliti's...

2011-05-06 00:00:30

Five seniors from Olin College have been working with Draper Laboratory for the past nine months to continue a collaboration to build a capable, autonomous off-road vehicle. The partnership, enabled via the Senior Capstone Program for Engineering program at Olin, began last year with Draper's first SCOPE sponsorship. This year's team has enhanced the John Deere Gator XUV that the previous year's team made capable of being controlled by a computer, to drive itself through complex environments...

2011-04-23 14:17:00

ST. LOUIS, April 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the St. Louis community works to assess damages and initialize clean-up efforts following the devastating storms that hit the area on Friday evening, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) pledges $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in early relief efforts. Monsanto's donation is expected to support the agency in local efforts related to the storm and provide the agency with additional flexibility as the community works to complete the assessment...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Atlas Venture, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Cambridge, Mass., today announced an agreement to enter a multi-year collaboration to explore investment opportunities in early-stage life sciences technology companies. Under the agreement, Monsanto will work with Atlas to identify strategic investments in a number of technology focus areas within agriculture to support and...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In just over a year, the America's Farmers Grow Communities program has given more than 1,200 farmers across the country an opportunity to win a combined $3 million to benefit community not-for-profit organizations ranging from health centers to scholarship funds. The program, sponsored by Monsanto Fund, is gearing up for its second year and will join with farmers to contribute an additional $3 million to make an even bigger impact in their local...

2011-04-12 14:30:00

ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced a 5-year, $300 million public debt offering. Notes will be issued at 99.787 percent and bear interest at 2.75 percent, resulting in a yield of 2.796 percent. The notes mature on April 15, 2016, with a first interest payment date of Oct. 15, 2011. The proceeds from the debt offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including repaying a note due to Pfizer Inc. related to Monsanto's...

2011-03-30 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 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...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced a new agreement to collaborate on the advancement of dicamba tolerant cropping systems. The companies have granted reciprocal licenses, and BASF has agreed to supply formulated dicamba herbicide products to Monsanto. The agreement will facilitate further development work and subsequent commercialization of a dicamba tolerant system, which includes innovative dicamba...