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Agrimarketing : January February 2012
to insecticides. The team of entomologists led by Professor Yves Carrière believes the method and framework developed by their research could help refine the refuge strategy for many key pests. Eugene and Mary Sukup, founders of Sukup Manufacturing Company, are inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame. Based in Sheffield, IA, Sukup manufactures a full line of grain storage, drying and handling equipment. Limagrain appointes Bruno Carette as VP/Field Seeds Division and will leave his position as CEO of HM.Clause, the company's Vegetable Seeds Division in April 2012. Matthew Johnston, currently Deputy CEO of HM.Clause, will succeed Carette. Wheat breeder Jean-Bruno Beaufumé relocates to the U.S. Pacific Northwest region from France and Jeron Chatelain joins as research assoc. Andy Lee joins Valent U.S.A. as Exec VP/COO and will oversee its day-to-day operations in NAFTA. He had been CEO of Sipcam Agro and ADVAN and has worked for BASF and American Cyanamid. Jim Kramer joins Avant Marketing Group in market research and planning. He had been VP/Acct Mgmt at Market Probe. Valent Biosciences breaks ground on a new manufacturing plant in Osage, IA. The $146 million facility will produce biorational products derived from natural or biological origins. AM Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com AGRI-MARKETERS VERY BULLISH A recent poll conducted among corporate agribusiness executives shows an overwhelming majority think the current agricultural economy is positive, and they expect it to remain so over the next 12 months. A few of the highlights include: • A record 80% of the marketers rated the current business conditions for their company as positive; • 94% expect business conditions 12 months from now will be better or the same; • 37% expect to increase their marketing communications budget one year from now, 56% expect it to remain the same and 7% expect to reduce it. The poll was conducted by Agri Marketing magazine and American Business Media's Agri-Council and was sent to 225 executives of companies that develop and sell products to North American crop and livestock producers. AM Rick Tolman, Nat'l Corn Growers Assn's CEO is presented the AgriBusiness Leader of the Year Award by the St. Louis AgriBusiness Club Past- President Stephanie Regagnon. The award is given to a person who has made a substantial contribution to the well-being of agriculture in the St. Louis area, either on a local or national scale.. AM
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