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2011-02-11 08:05:00

LUBBOCK, Texas, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve M. Hawkins is named chief executive officer of Smartfield, an innovator in plant information technology. Hawkins was partner in The Context Network, a business management consulting firm specializing in agriculture. Hawkins is a 40-year veteran in the agricultural industry whose previous post included president and COO of Delta and Pine Land and held leadership positions in Asgrow Seed Company. "Agriculture technology has always been at...

2011-02-04 14:55:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized spring planting of Genuity® Roundup Ready® sugar beets. Last year Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and KWS SAAT AG petitioned USDA to act with interim measures so farmers could continue to grow Roundup Ready sugar beets while USDA completes an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). "USDA's decision is a positive step for sugar beet farmers," said Steve Welker,...

2011-02-03 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) will hold a webcast next Wednesday in conjunction with a presentation by Kerry Preete, senior vice president - global strategy, at the Goldman Sachs Agricultural Biotech Forum. Preete's presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. E.T. Feb. 9. Preete will discuss the company's business performance and operational path, financial targets and other matters related to the business. Slides and a simultaneous audio webcast will...

2011-01-27 15:26:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since 2007, U.S. farmers will have the choice to plant Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa. Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorized resumption of the sale and planting of Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Roundup Ready® alfalfa. "This is great news for farmers who have been waiting for the green light to plant Roundup Ready alfalfa," said Steve Welker, alfalfa...

2011-01-25 14:58:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that at its annual meeting, shareowners elected three members of its Board of Directors to new terms: Laura K. Ipsen William U. Parfet George H. Poste, Ph.D., D.V.M. Each of these members was elected to serve until the company's 2014 annual meeting. In addition, the company announced that Monsanto's Board of Directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held today, declared a quarterly dividend on its...

2011-01-17 12:29:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Monsanto Europe at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=b18c6d51-0a27-468e-a3c7-4a360a42ad87# Burkina Faso is amongst the poorest countries in the world, and cotton is the primary source of income for smallholder farmers. Two-million people make a living from cotton production, which represents 60 percent of the country's exports. However, it is often ravaged by insects, devastating 90 percent of the crop....

2011-01-13 17:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 17th annual Academy of Science-St. Louis Awards dinner, honoring top scientists and engineers from the St. Louis region, will be held in St. Louis, Missouri April 13, 2011. The Peter H. Raven Lifetime Award recipient is Marcus E. Raichle, MD, Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology, BioMedical Engineering and Psychology at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Raichle has an exceptional body of leading-edge...

2011-01-06 08:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Several projects across platforms and crops designed to improve farmers' on-farm productivity and profitability advanced phases today as part of Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) annual pipeline update. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/monsanto/48030/ The company highlighted, in particular, key projects in its yield and stress pipeline collaboration with Germany-based BASF...

2010-12-23 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter and annual research and development (R&D) pipeline update on Thursday, Jan. 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 first quarter,...

2010-12-22 15:15:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that Pierre Courduroux, 45, will be appointed as the company's new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective on Jan. 1, 2011. Courduroux currently serves as Monsanto's finance lead for its global business operations. "For more than 20 years, Pierre has been a valuable asset to Monsanto and our finance organization," said Hugh Grant, chairman,...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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