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Chuck Zimmerman

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Monsanto Company Sets Webcast and Analyst/Media Call For 2005 Third-Quarter Financial Results

ST. LOUIS, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) today announced it will issue the company’s financial results for its fiscal year 2005 third quarter on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, prior to market open.

In conjunction with the announcement of its results, Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8 a.m. CDT (9 a.m. EDT). The call will focus on these results and future expectations. The call may also include a discussion of Monsanto’s strategic initiatives, product performance and other matters related to the company’s business.

Presentation slides, supplemental data and a simultaneous audio webcast of the conference call may be accessed by visiting the company’s web site at http://www.monsanto.com/ and clicking on “Investor Information.” Visitors may need to download Windows Media Player(TM) prior to listening to the webcast. Following the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Monsanto web site for three weeks.

For more information contact either Media, Bryan Hurley, +1-314-694-8387, or Investors, Scarlett,Foster, +1-314-694-8148.