Top Material Stocks of 2012 #7: Monsanto

When it comes to market share, Monsanto (NYSE: MON  ) is a monster in the agricultural sector. This is a global seed and genomics company with continued growth in sales and its international reach. In this video, Motley Fool materials analyst Taylor Muckerman tells us why this company had such a blockbuster year and where it plans to grow from here.

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