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Stock Report: Monsanto Company (MON) Report Updated: Apr 21, 2014 | Print This Page

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Company Profile

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces corn, soybean, canola, and cotton seeds, as well as vegetable seeds, including tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, pumpkin, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, and lettuce seeds. This segment also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds, as well as provides genetic material and biotechnology traits to other seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment offers glyphosate-based herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, and turf applications; lawn-and-garden herbicides for residential lawn-and-garden applications; and other herbicides for the control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops. The company offers row crop seeds principally under the DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, and Vistive brand names; vegetable seeds under the Seminis and De Ruiter brand names; traits primarily under the Roundup Ready, Bollgard, Bollgard II, YieldGard, YieldGard VT, Genuity, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and SmartStax brand names; seed treatment products under the Acceleron brand name; and herbicide products under the Roundup and Harness brand names. It also licenses germplasm and trait technologies to seed companies. 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 a collaboration agreement with BASF in plant biotechnology that focuses on high-yielding crops and crops that are tolerant to adverse conditions. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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