Grinnell-Business/Manufacturing-Monsanto

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US-GCS DCL Arch Pamph-Grinnell-Business/Manufacturing-2.3

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Grinnell-Business/Manufacturing-Monsanto

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GHR and The Pennysaver, 2001 clippings announcing build of Monsanto (now Bayer-Monsanto) in Grinnell, Iowa for a new $25 million seed-corn company. Al Henderson, resident and plant manager, convinces company to move to Grinnell (they are based in St. Louis). Discusses construction and details of logistics, like construction workers and housing.

Special edition of Pennysaver from August 2002 with details about the new site, Henderson, and tons of ads from local companies thanking Monsanto for doing business to support the construction. Last page offering an open house and details about the plant and the process of a seed corn facility for the public.

2001 article: 750 attend dedication Tuesday, Ag secretary lauds Monsanto plant's location in Grinnell (Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge).

GHR special edition 2002 of Monsanto with details about the opening, tons of pictures, and information on the plant. Lots of information to be derived from ads in these special editions about what local businesses were working with Monsanto and were in Grinnell at this point.

2007 Monsanto continues to expand east of Hwy 6 -- $230 million. DM Reg 2011 report on Monsanto Fund and Communities for Literate Iowa Kids.

2012 S&B Article: Students Support Legal Action Against Monsanto. Occupy Grinnell organization: supporting family farms, seed businesses, organic agricultural organizations facing Monsanto as plaintiffs (led by Organic Seed and Growers and Trade Association in a New York based lawsuit. Local farmer and Grinnell College library assistant Chris Gaunt speaks. Complaints about GMOs that allow herbicides to not harm crops in Monsanto's organic corn and soy crops.

2012 Monsanto awarded state tax assistance for $21.5 million expansion. Chris Davis site manager. 2013 report of 5-year tax abatement.

2013 "A week in the life" CR photo essay of workers in the plant.

2013 Monsanto employees host 400 children on farm safety, GHR.

2015 GHR on Al Henderson's retirement and feature about his life.

2014 Bison back in Poweshiek County, Three can be seen south of Monsanto complex on U.S. 6.

2018, Monsanto has new owner, Grinnell sites expect no change.

Subject terms: 1) Local agriculture and farming 2) Philanthropy 3) New jobs 4) GMOs 5) Student organizing

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