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Agrimarketing : July 2009
14 Marketers:10 Marketers 7/15/09 1:32 PM Page 14 MARKETING NEWS Trevor Thorley assumes responsibility for American Vanguard’s AMVAC Chemical unit’s sales and marketing efforts andwill continue his responsibilities as COO. He replaces ChrisHildreth,who resigns, butwill continue to assist on specific projects in a consulting capacity. Wilbur-Ellis Company and Agrian agree to jointly develop a new agronomy information system utilizing theAgrian suite of data management tools. The newsystem will be adopted across the entire Wilbur-Ellis enterprise. As part of this newadoption, Agrian has partneredwith AgJunctionGVM, Biglerville, PA, to help provide precision agriculture tools toWilbur-Ellis. Alltech and CA-basedO.H. Kruse launch Green Feed, the first environmentally friendly equine feed. Alltech appoints Pamela Sargent as Coordinator to the recently establishedAlltech-MuhammadAli Center Global Education and Charitable Fund. Both institu- DuPont files an answer and counterclaims to a recentMonsanto Company lawsuit that seeks to acquire newsoybean lines from DuPont business Pioneer-Hi Bred. These soybeanswould contain Pioneer’s proprietaryOptimumGAT trait and, throughMonsanto’s royalty-bearing license agreement, the Roundup Ready trait. In its federal court filing, DuPont affirmed that combining, or “stacking,” of OptimumGAT and Roundup Ready technologies is clearlywithin its rights under the license agreementwithMonsanto. DuPont also said that patents relating toMonsanto’s Roundup Ready soybeans are invalid and, therefore, are not infringedwhen OptimumGAT and Roundup Ready traits are “stacked” in soybeans. In addition, DuPont is seeking broad relief under anti-trust laws thatwould endMonsanto’s Downstream, responsible for business development in converting isobutanol into chemicals, jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and fuel blendstocks.Hewaswith NatureWorks LLC. Sargent tionswill produce and promote a number of charitable activities leading up to and coincidingwith theAlltech FEIWorld EquestrianGames 2010. Gevo, Inc., namesDr. Chris Ryan as VP, BusinessDevelopment- For the first sixmonths of 2009, the DowJones Industrialswas down 5%, the S&P 500was flat and the NASDAQjumped 14%. Meanwhile, the portfolio of stocks organized by AgriMarketing,which is comprised of 40 companieswith significant agricultural interests, were up 16%. Since its inception on January 1, 2006, the AgriMarketing ag stock index has gained 67%. That compares to the S&P 500 over the same time framewhich has dropped 28%. 14 Agri Marketing s July/August 2009 Syngenta acquires CircleOne Global, Inc.,whichmarkets the productAfla-Guard. Its bio-control technology reduces aflatoxin particularly during heat and drought stress. Kristyn Kapetanovic joins the Center for Food andAgricultural Business at Purdue as aMktgAss’t. Shemost recently held a position in healthcare information technology. Year-to-date, the five largest gainers are: 1. CF Industries +51% 2. Intervet/Schering Plough +48% 3. Intrepid Potash +35% 4. TheMosaic Co. +28% 5. Potash Corp +27% The threewith the greatest losses are: 1. Pfizer (12%) 2. Eli Lilly (11%) 3. CNHGlobal (10%) Others of interest include:Deere +6%;DuPont +5%;Monsanto +6% and Syngenta +22%. AM multifaceted, anti-competitive scheme to unlawfully restrict competition. Monsanto described DuPont’s response toMonsanto’s patent infringement lawsuit filed last month as a “smokescreen for DuPont’s failed OptimumGAT product.” Scott Partridge,Monsanto’s Deputy Gen’l Counsel, says, “After years of touting OptimumGAT as a stand-alone, effective competitor of Roundup Ready, DuPont admitted in January 2009 that farmers could not use OptimumGAT alone because it presented an ‘unacceptable risk’ to growers, and needed Monsanto’s Roundup Ready to make itwork. “Rather than tell the truth about its failed product, DuPont pirated Monsanto’s technology. This is the real issue in the case.” NOVUS International, Inc. signs an agreementwith Chr.Hansen, Inc. combining the two companies’ sales and technical teams to position BioPlus 2B to the U.S. swine industry. Monsanto Company and BASF disclose the discovery of cspB, a naturally-occurring gene that can help corn plants combat drought conditions. Theywill use the gene in their first-generation drought-tolerant corn productwhich is designed to provide yield stability. Saewook Chang, VP,Dongkuk SteelMill Co., Ltd, parent of Kukje Machinery Co., Ltd and Branson Tractors, Inc. (BTI), and TedWade, Vice Chairman/Co-owner, Montana Tractors (MT), sign a letter of intent for a potential joint venture including themerger of BT andMT to forman entity to distribute farm tractors inNorthAmerica. Beck’sHybrids (BH) and Pioneer Hi-Bred enter into research and distribution agreements to bring additional corn and soybean products, specifically the XLbrand, to themarketplace. BHalso launches its newest seed coating called the Escalate yield enhancement system.
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