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|Monsanto Company is incorporated in Delaware on February 9, 2000. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. Its seeds, biotechnology trait products, and herbicides provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity, reduce the costs of farming, and produce better foods for consumers and better feed for animals. The Company manages its business in two segments, Seeds and Genomics and Agricultural Productivity segment. Through its Seeds and Genomics segment, it produces seed brands, including DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis, and De Ruiter and develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. It also provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for its seed brands.It produces directly or contract with third-party growers for corn seed, soybean seed, vegetable seeds, cotton seed, canola seed and other seeds. Through its Agricultural Productivity segment, it manufactures roundup herbicides and other herbicides and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market. It Company trademarks include Roundup Ready, Bollgard, Bollgard II, YieldGard, Genuity, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, Intacta RR2 PRO and SmartStax for traits; Acceleron for seed treatment products; DEKALB, Asgrow and Deltapine for row crop seeds; and Seminis and De Ruiter for vegetable seeds. Its operations are subject to environmental laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which it operates.|
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