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Agrimarketing : January February 2015
Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com LONG TERM AG STOCK INDEX OUTPERFORMS GENERAL INDEXES Since its inception on January 1, 2006, the Agri MarketingAg Stock Index has gained 157%. That compares to the Dow’s gain of 67%, the S&P 500’s gain of 34% and NASDAQ’s gain of 110%. The five largest gainers are: 1. CF Industries ... +375% 2.MWI Veterinary Supply ... +237% 3. FMC ... +177% 4. Agrium... +164% 5. Lindsay Corp. ... +151% modernize its Fort Dodge plant. It plans to build a new facility in Ames at the Iowa State University Research Park to continue research into animal disease. Dow AgroSciences brands its new soybean insect-resistant trait as Conkesta. Initially targeted for commercialization in South America, Conkesta will be offered as a stack with the company’s Enlist soybean The five company stocks losing the most value: 1. Intrepid Potash ... -56% 2. American Vanguard ... -30% 3. Trimble Navigation ... -23% 4. Alamo Group ...-20% 5. Sanofi ...-15% AM traits in elite and high-yielding varieties. Chris McCracken joins La Crosse Seed as Dir of Bus Development. He had been with Cover Crop Solutions and has been with Advanta, Barenbrug and TA Seeds. Konrad Martin is named North American Sls Dir at Cover Crop Solutions. Also at Cover Crop Solutions, Cody Nelson and Joseph Young are added as Territory Mgrs. Martin Three ag retailers receive the inaugural Precision Impact Awards originated by AgProfessional magazine and the Agricultural McCracken Retailers Assn: Southern States Cooperative Latta Service, Dillon, SC. Central Valley Cooperative, Owatonna, MN. Wheat Growers of South and North Dakota, Aberdeen, SD. BNSF Railroad is investing over $15 billion in improvements over three years, including $4 billion two years ago, $5.5 billion this year, $6 billion next year. The company has added 55 miles of track in 2014 and will add over 60 miles in 2015. (more on page 12) Bayer CropScience releases results from consumer survey. Highlights: • More than half of American consumers would like to talk to a farmer even though the vast majority (94%) indicated they have no connection with agriculture or farming. • Consumers trust farmers far more than scientists, nutritionists, government agencies, companies engaged in farming or agriculture, even social media contacts outside of agriculture. • Consumers show strong support (73%) for the use of technology and farming techniques needed to keep the American food supply consistent and affordable and to help farmers be more efficient in growing crops. AM January/February 2015 s Agri Marketing 11
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