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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,...

2010-12-21 12:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that Frank V. AtLee III has resigned from the company's Board of Directors. "We thank Frank AtLee for his leadership, insight and many contributions over the years to the board and our company," said Hugh Grant, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Monsanto. "On behalf of the board and all of us at Monsanto, we extend to Frank our sincere gratitude and best wishes." Mr. AtLee...

2010-12-08 10:40:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company using breeding and biotechnology to develop elite seeds of Jatropha, today announced it has named Miguel Motta as vice president of marketing and strategy. Motta joins SG Biofuels following a distinguished career at Monsanto Company, most recently serving as marketing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. At SG Biofuels, Motta will direct marketing and business strategies guiding the company's growth...

2010-12-06 15:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today the appointment of Laura K. Ipsen to the company's Board of Directors. Ipsen is currently the senior vice president and general manager, Connected Energy Industries, for Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking technology that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, based in San Jose, Calif. Since joining the company in 1995, Ipsen founded and led Cisco's global policy and...

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2010-12-01 12:35:00

A federal judge has ordered that a genetically modified crop be destroyed, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in California granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday that was sought by the Center for Food Safety and other groups, which said the Monsanto-produced sugar beet crops were planted without proper environmental review. He delayed implementation of the order until December 7 to allow time for an appeal. White said in his...

2010-11-23 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) will hold two webcasts in conjunction with investor events in December. Executives will discuss the company's business performance and operational path, financial targets and other matters related to the business during the presentations. At 11:30 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, Brett Begemann, executive vice president - Seeds & Traits, will present at the 2010 Citi Basic Materials Symposium. On...

2010-11-22 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that Carl Casale, executive vice president and chief financial officer, plans to leave his position effective December 31, 2010, to become president and chief executive officer of CHS Inc. (Nasdaq: CHSCP), a Fortune 100 diversified energy, grains and foods company. Casale will work through the remainder of the year to ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities to his successor,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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