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Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds principally under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds consisting of tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, pumpkin, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and other seeds under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. This segment also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, cotton, and soybean crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO, as well as Intacta RR2 PRO, Bollgard and Bollgard II, Roundup Ready and Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company sells its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. It has operations primarily in the United States, Europe, Africa, Brazil, Argentina, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Mexico. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes A/S to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

22,400 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/29/14
Founded in 2000

monsanto co (MON*) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $683.8K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $569.6K
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice P...
Total Annual Compensation: $632.6K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $530.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

monsanto co (MON*) Key Developments

Monsanto Company and Wheat Farmers Reach Settlement Agreement

Monsanto Company has entered into a settlement agreement with soft white wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the May 2013 discovery of genetically-modified wheat on a farm in Eastern Oregon and subsequent temporary limits on certain exports of soft white wheat. Under the settlement and without any admission of liability, Monsanto has agreed to pay: a total of $250,000 to wheat growers' associations, including $100,000 to the National Wheat Foundation, and $50,000 each to the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, the Oregon Wheat Growers' League, and the Idaho Grain Producers' Association; and $2.125 million into a settlement fund, which will be designated to pay farmers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho who sold soft white wheat between May 30, 2013 and November 30, 2013. In the event that any portion of the settlement fund remains after claims are paid, up to $250,000 of the remainder will be added as donations to the wheat associations listed above. As part of the resolution of these claims, Monsanto will also reimburse plaintiffs' counsel for a portion of their out-of-pocket costs and fees associated with this litigation. This settlement will not resolve claims that remain pending by wheat growers who grew a type of wheat other than soft white wheat. The class action lawsuits will be dismissed, with prejudice, as a result of the settlement agreement are: Behrend, Behrend & Knittel Farms, et al. versus Monsanto Company, MDL No. 2473; Case No. 13 md-2473-KHV; D. Kan. No. 13-2545-KHV; Ediger versus Monsanto Company, MDL No. 2473; Case No. 13-md-2473-KHV; D. Kan. No. 13-2562-KHV; and Dreger land Company Inc., et al. v. Monsanto Company, MDL No. 2473; Case No. 13-md-2473-KHV; D. Kan. No. 13-2554-KHV.

Monsanto Invests $20 Million in Plant Breeding Centers

Monsanto Company announced that it will invest $20 million over the next two years to accelerate its plant breeding program. The money will be spent to develop integrated technology centers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota and Nebraska. The centers will combine breeding research with data science and predictive analytics in an effort to speed the pace of research, the company said. Mike Graham, global corn breeding lead for Monsanto, said in an interview that data collected from decades of Monsanto field trials and genetic research can help researchers predict the performance of inbred and hybrid lines in the company's constant search for higher-yielding seeds.

Monsanto Company Presents at Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals & Agriculture Conference 2014, Nov-12-2014 10:15 AM

Monsanto Company Presents at Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals & Agriculture Conference 2014, Nov-12-2014 10:15 AM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: Kerry J. Preete, Executive Vice President of Global Strategy.


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