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2010-06-30 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced its third-quarter financial results and highlighted some of the actions in progress to generate expected annual earnings growth percentages in the mid-teens. With its earnings results for the quarter and year-to-date in line with adjustments the company announced last month, company executives said the business is strong and well-positioned for future growth. ($ in millions)...

2010-06-29 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Responding to U.S. corn farmers' requests to simplify insect resistance management, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has submitted for registration to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a 5 percent refuge-in-the-bag (RIB) option for Genuity® VT Double PRO(TM) corn. Upon registration, a RIB option for Genuity VT Double PRO corn would provide farmers in the U.S. Corn Belt with the convenience of...

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2010-06-22 11:35:09

A few sturdy species of weed are proving to be a fair fight for Roundup weed killer. At least 10 weed species are withstanding the blow of Roundup in at least 22 states.  Some of the species, such as Palmer amaranth in Arkansas and water hemp and marestail in Illinois, grow fast and big, producing tens of thousands of seeds. "It's getting to be a big deal," Mike Plumer told the Associated Press (AP). Plumer, a 61-year-old farmer and University of Illinois agronomist who grows soybeans...

2010-06-21 15:55:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Supreme Court found that a lower court was in error when it placed a nationwide ban on the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa seeds. In a 7-1 vote, the court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that prohibited the selling of Roundup Ready® alfalfa seeds, which are resistant to the popular weed killer Roundup®. Justice Stephen Breyer did not participate in the case. The Supreme Court ruling is...

2010-06-21 12:28:00

ST. LOUIS, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a 7-1 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court's order that has prohibited farmers from planting Roundup Ready alfalfa for the past three years. "This Supreme Court ruling is important for every American farmer, not just alfalfa growers," said David F. Snively, Monsanto's Senior Vice President and General Counsel. "All growers can rely on the expertise of USDA, and trust that future challenges to biotech...

2010-06-10 09:01:00

ST. LOUIS, and LUBBOCK, Texas, June 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company and ARMtech Insurance Services (ARMtech), an operating subsidiary of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: ENH), are pleased to announce U.S. farmers can choose an additional risk management tool with Biotech Yield Assurance(SM) for the 2011 growing season. The crop insurance program, developed by approved insurance provider ARMtech in cooperation with Monsanto, links an insurance policy to the...

2010-06-02 06:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, the range of farmers' future seed choices broadened as Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) granted a new royalty-bearing, Roundup Ready 2 Yield® license to Dow AgroSciences. The new agreement expands Dow AgroSciences' trait stacking and existing licensing rights across its soybean seed brands and licensing partners. "Through our collaborative relationship with Dow AgroSciences, more farmers will be able to experience the...

2010-05-27 07:30:00

ST. LOUIS, May 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced it is repositioning its Roundup® business in the face of fundamental structural changes that have caused upheaval in the glyphosate industry. Focusing its glyphosate products on supporting the core seeds-and-traits business, the company plans to drastically narrow its Roundup® brand portfolio to offer farmers a simple, quality product that meets their needs at...

2010-05-19 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Its enhanced corn strategy in the United States and increased share in Latin America illustrate Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) growth potential, Brett Begemann, executive vice president - Seeds & Traits, will tell investors today at BMO Capital Markets 2010 Agricultural Protein & Fertilizer Conference in New York. Developing and deploying best-in-class seeds and traits that return value to farmers is what Monsanto does best,...

2010-05-05 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) enhanced product strategy will serve as the backbone of expected unit volume growth to drive its mid-teens earnings growth opportunity, Chief Financial Officer Carl Casale will tell investors today at the UBS Global Agricultural Chemicals and Seed/Biotech Conference in New York. In discussing last month's announcement that Monsanto expects to emerge from the current fiscal year positioned for annual earnings...


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Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

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