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Farmers and Partners Are Poised to Make Big Impact on Key Global Challenges, Preserving Natural Resources

Monsanto Company Leaders Discuss Role Of Farmers And Public-Private Partnerships In Making World Economic Forum’s New Vision For Agriculture A Reality
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ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Millions of farmers around the world, both smallholders and large-scale producers, will play a pivotal role in addressing the needs of an additional 2 billion people worldwide over the next few decades, said Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive officer of Monsanto Company. Grant noted the focused efforts of farmers, food companies, retailers, public-private partnerships and Monsanto as they work together to improve agricultural productivity and natural resource efficiency.

Monsanto’s Annual Pipeline Update Provides a Look into Agriculture's Future

Company Achieves Record Year In Project Advancements Across Diverse Platforms With Game-Changing Technologies Like Intacta RR2 PRO™ And FieldScripts® Among Products Headed To Market
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ST. LOUIS, January 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto Company’s (NYSE: MON) annual research and development update marks the company’s largest advancement of products to date. The agricultural company announced today a record 29 products progressed in its pipeline with five of those headed to the commercial marketplace.

Coffee in the Age of Exploration

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By Michael Sheridan

Ten years ago, almost no one in coffee was talking about hunger in the coffeelands.  Now it seems almost everyone is.  How did the issue of food security in coffee communities move from the margins to the mainstream of the industry’s sustainability agenda in just a few short years?

Read more: http://coffeelands.crs.org/2013/11/373-coffee-in-the-age-of-exploration/#more-5615

Monsanto Pledges Multi-Stage Support to Aid Philippines, Local Farmers Devastated by Typhoon

Agricultural Company Teams Up With International Non-Governmental Organizations To Aid Those In Need
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ST. LOUIS, November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  Monsanto Company has pledged its support to help the

Monsanto Completes Acquisition of The Climate Corporation

Companies to focus on delivering broad suite of tools to put more information in farmers’ hands to increase productivity, utilize resources more efficiently
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ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of The Climate Corporation. The announcement follows the satisfaction of closing conditions, including regulatory review.

Ram Truck Brand Celebrates 'Year of the Farmer' with $1 Million Donation to National FFA Organization (FFA)

Brand presents first 'The Farmer in All of Us' book to FFA president
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. , Oct. 31, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- The Ram Truck brand celebrated the passion ignited around its "Year of the Farmer" initiative by presenting Clay Sapp, 2012-2013 National FFA President, with a $1 million donation at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 30.

World Food Prize Laureate Robert Fraley: Innovation and Communication Needed to Safely Feed a Growing Population

Monsanto Confirms Commitment to Broader Dialogue on the Role of Innovation in Reducing World Hunger, Protecting the Environment
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DES MOINES, Iowa, October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and World Food Prize laureate Dr. Robert Fraley confirmed Monsanto’s commitment to broader open dialogue to address questions around innovations in agriculture, including biotechnology.

“Innovation is key to feeding a rapidly growing global population while also protecting the environment,” Fraley said. “But better dialogue is needed to build understanding and consensus in addressing some of humanity’s biggest challenges.”   

Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Microlending Program for Fair Trade Farmers

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Fair Trade USA and Kiva are teaming up this Fair Trade Month to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their businesses through an unprecedented, user-funded micro-lending program. 

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Fair Trade USA and Kiva are teaming up this Fair Trade Month to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their businesses through an unprecedented, user-funded micro-lending program. 

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Biodiversity as a Solution for Sustainable Agriculture

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By Fred Pearce |  13 September  2013

Conservationists must find common ground with farmers, if they are to achieve their goals of stemming biodiversity loss, says Braulio Dias, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

“In the past we have given most of our attention to the traditional conservation strategy of protected areas.  But that won’t work on its own.  More and more, we at the Convention are highlighting biodiversity as part of the solution to agricultural problems, rather than an impediment to economic development.”

Fair Trade for All

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"I am the living image of a coffee farm worker in my country, and I am very proud to represent this image. We are not only farm workers, we are also professionals, we are experts in the area, but we are poor professionals. We are professionals that haven't had a chance to earn a stamp."- Leonardo Garcia, cherry picker, La Revancha, Nicaragua

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