2008 News Releases

Monsanto’s Roundup Rewards® Program to Include Select Max® Herbicide in 2008 

Fast-acting herbicide included for volunteer Roundup Ready®Corn 2 control in soybeans, cotton

March 13, 2008

WALNUT CREEK,CA AND ST. LOUIS, MO (March 13, 2008)—In 2008, Monsanto’s Roundup Rewards®Program will include Valent U.S.A. Corporation’s Select Max®Herbicide with Inside Technologyfor additional Roundup Ready®crops. The Volunteer Roundup Ready Corn 2 Cost-Share Allowance element of the Roundup Rewards program will be expanded to include cotton in addition to soybeans.

“The Roundup Rewards Program offers Roundup Ready farmers protection of their investment when they use Select Maxto control volunteer Roundup Ready corn,” Jamie Nielson, Select Maxbrand manager for Valent said.

Farmers who use Select Maxwithin the Roundup Rewards recommendations will get an economic solution with the best performance for the farm. The 2008 Volunteer Roundup Ready Corn 2 Cost-Share Allowance will be structured as follows:

Select Maxis a proven tank mix partner with Roundup WeatherMAX or Roundup PowerMAX brands,” Nielson said. “In addition to its tank mix flexibility, studies show Select Maxdelivers fast and complete kill of volunteer corn and grasses and offers a wide application window.”

Select Maxis part of the strong line-up of soybean products from Valent U.S.A. Corporation: Domark®Fungicide, Gangster®Herbicide, Cobra®Herbicide, PhoenixHerbicide, Resource®Herbicide, Valor®Herbicide and ValorXLT Herbicide.

Valent U.S.A. Corporation markets and sells herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bioinsecticides, insect growth regulators, nematicides, baits and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf, ornamental and professional pest control markets.

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. For more information, please visitwww.monsanto.com.

For more information about Select Max, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or Valent’s full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit the Valent Web site atwww.valent.com.

For more information about Roundup® agricultural herbicides, call 1-800-ROUNDUP (1-800-768-6387) or visitwww.monsanto.com.