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Agrimarketing : June 2009
8 At Closing:06 At Closing 6/12/09 11:07 AM Page 8 AT CLOSING NEWS Deere & Company names Samuel R. Allen as Pres/CEO and a member of its board effective August 1. He replaces Robert Lane who will serve as Chmn of the Board until Allen’s expected succession as Chair. A34-year Deere veteran,Allen Allen wasmost recently Pres of the Worldwide Construction & Forestry Div. Michael J.Mack, Jr. is promoted to Pres,Worldwide Construction & Forestry Div. JamesM. Field is appointed as Sr VP/CFO. Jean Gilles is named Sr VP, Deere Power Systems Group, Deere IntelligentMobile Equipment Technologies, and Advanced Technology and Innovation. McCormick Tractors International Ltd. USA, a unit of Argo S.p.A names Alan Hargis as VP, Sales for McCormick International USA Inc. working with the McCormick and Landini brands. He was withWells Fargo Hargis Financial Leasing Inc. He replaces Thurman Kirkland, who continues working for the company in dealer relations. Agrium Inc. begins construction of a new ESN (Environmentally Smart Nitrogen) facility in NewMadrid, MO. The $36mmplant, with expected completion in 2010, will have an annual production capacity of 120,000 tons with room for expansion. POET plans to commercialize its process for producing cellulosic ethanol using corn cobs as the feedstock. The company’s pilot-scale plant in Scotland, SD, already produces cellulosic ethanol at a rate of 8 Agri Marketing s June 2009 www.Agri-Pulse reports the three largest contributors for the following categories during the 2007-08 election cycle are (in $ thousands): Commodity Organizations: 1. Nat’l Cotton Council: 346 2.Western Peanut Growers: 191 3. USARice Federation: 175 Livestock: 1. Nat’l Chicken Council: 264 2. United Egg Assoc: 226 3. AmericanMeat Institute: 225 Dairy: 1. Dairy Farmers of America: 840 2. California Dairies: 520 3. Dean Foods: 419 Other Trade Associations: 1. American Bankers Assoc: 2,739 2. Nat’l Rural Electric Co-op: 1,419 3. Farm Credit Council: 877 Others of interest: American VeterinaryMedical Assoc, 460; GroceryMfgrs Assoc, 205; CropLife America, 140; The Fertilizer Institute, 132; Agricultural Retailers Assoc, 87. AgriBusiness: 1. Deere & Co: 558 2.Monsanto: 186 3. Rain & Hail Insurance: 168 For a full listing from each category, go to www.Agri-Pulse.com. approximately 20,000 gallons per year and plans are on schedule for 25 million gallons per year of commercial production in Emmetsburg, IA, in 2011. AgriThority LLC expands its food and companion animal capability with the addition of animal health industry professional Thomas Overbay, DVM. He has been an independent consultant and contract sciences provider and prior worked for Fort Dodge Animal Health. Morton Buildings, Inc. names Jeff Neihouser as Pres. He was GM at FBi Buildings. He has also served on the board for the National Frame Building Association as both a Director and two terms as Chmn of the Board. Neihouser Syngenta’s corn and soybean seed processing facility in Pekin, IL, celebrates 100 years of continuous operation. PlantMgr Tim Hufnagel accept- ed the Peoria Historical Society’s Centenarian Award on behalf of the plant’s employees. Four generations of the founding family have worked at the facility since it was established in 1909 by brothers O.J. and Arthur Sommer. Katie Gutzmann joins the marketing staff of GreenLeaf Genetics, Omaha, NE. She worked for Golden Harvest and Ervin Group. Gutzmann BASF files a lawsuit against DuPont for infringement of BASF’s patented technology that confers tolerance to a key class of herbicides. It claims DuPont’s Optimum GAT corn product incorporates BASF’s patented promoter which is an important genetic component that enables successful tolerance toward the herbicide class known as AHAS or ALS inhibitors. BASF Plant Science seeks to declare invalid and unenforceable DuPont patents for technology relating to herbicide tolerance. DuPont files a lawsuit against BASF claiming it is infringing four patents relating to biotechnology traits similar to those used in DuPont’s proprietary Optimum GAT trait.
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