Posted on: December 3, 2013
Response from Sara Miller, Senior Communications Manager, Public Affairs, Monsanto Company • June 30, 2016
This question was originally answered on 11/7/14. Please see below for an updated response to your question with new information.
Interestingly, there are many more than 1,000 separate seed companies that supply the many types of commercial seeds globally, and hundreds of seed companies that sell corn and soybean seed to American farmers. In fact, aggregate commercial sales by all seed companies account for about 40 percent of the total volume of seeds used... Read More
Posted on: August 4, 2013
Response from Sara Miller, Senior Communications Manager, Public Affairs, Monsanto Company • September 27, 2013
The last major seed company purchases we made were back in 2005, which were the acquisition of our DeRuiter and Seminis vegetable seed companies. While many are quick to think of Monsanto as a biotech company, some may be surprised to know we also offer and are focused on innovation in conventional seeds as well. At the end of the day, our focus is simply on delivering a suite of choices for farmers. Regarding the second part of your question, innovation and competition are robust in the... Read More