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Agrimarketing : February 2009
Feeding and Fueling a Growing World”which identifies sixmajor challenges thatmay impact agricul- ture’s ability to provide feed, fiber and energy to a growingworld: global financialmarkets and reces- sion; global food security; global energy security; climate change; competition for natural resources, and global economic development. The report is available at www.farmfoundation.org. The Texas Seed Trade Associa- tion (TSTA) Board of Direc- tors announces a newmanage- ment agreement with Association Strategies, an Austin, TX, firm owned by Bryan andDeniseGentsch. Bryan Gentschwill serve as Exec Gentsch VP of TSTAfollowing the retirement of Charles and Rita Leamons. The Agricultural industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) is established to advance global adop- tion of ISOBUS and electronics stan- dards to provide for greater elec- tronic compatibility between equipment fromdifferentmanufac- turers. The initial focus is data com- munications between tractors and implements. Foundingmembers of the group are theGerman Engineering Federa- tion, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, AGCO, John Deere, CNH, CLAAS,Grimme, KvernelandGroup and Pottinger. RainerHofmann,AGCOMgr, Electronic Engineering, is named Chairman of the group. TheNorth American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA), FarmEquipmentManufacturers Association (FEMA) and FEWA- AIMRA launch theWarranty Claim Processing System, a newonline sys- temthat allows users to electroni- cally completewarranty registration, filewarranty claims and track the progress of claims as they are processed. AM IN MEMORIAM Parke Culver Brinkley, age 93. Hewas Pres of theNACA (today’s CropLife America) from 1962 until he retired in 1976. He led the organization through significant challenges and changes, including the anti- pesticide implications of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the found- ing ofGIFAP (the predecessor to CropLife International), the establishment of the EPA, and major amendments of FIFRA. Before joiningNACA, Brink- leywas Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture, a postwhich he attained at the age of 34. AM January/February 2009 s AgriMarketing 19
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