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Agrimarketing : July August 2012
food industries, Pioneer remains an important brand, as it has been for 86 years. We believe that creating a stronger tie between Pioneer and DuPont is mutually beneficial to both brands." Becker Underwood announces new leadership structure: Paul Holliday is named Chief Strategist. He was Dir of Mktg, Sls & Ops --- NAFTA region. Fernando Lopez becomes Global Bus Development Lead. Mike McFatrich assumes the role of Dir of Mktg & Sls --- NAFTA region. He was as Nat'l Sls Mgr --- U.S. and Mexico. Chris Feiden becomes Global Head of Ops and Supply Chain. He was Head of Ops for the company's St. Joseph, MO, and Caldwell, ID, facilities. Stine Seed Co. names Jeff Anderson as its new western Dir of Sls and will oversee and coordinate the company's sales and agronomist team's efforts west of the Mississippi River. Albaugh, Inc., manufacturer, formulator and marketer of off-patent agricultural crop protection products, acquires AgWest ULC which serves 38 independent retailers of crop inputs in Canada. "With the AgWest purchase, Albaugh gains a valuable distribution channel into the Canadian market," says Greg Warren, Albaugh Global Commercial Dir. "More importantly, it gives western Canadian retailers access to our extensive and competitively priced line of off-patent crop protection products." Ron DeKok joins the Albaugh team as Country Mgr (Canada). Ray O'Connor is promoted to Sr Managing Exec Officer at Topcon Corporation. He has also been named Pres of the newly formed Positioning Company division of Topcon Corporation. Shelley Stanford, DVM, is named Dir, U.S. Pork Technical Services for Pfizer Animal Health. AM Daily Updates on www.AgriMarketing.com O'Connor Holliday Lopez McFatrich Feiden The portfolio of stocks organized by Agri Marketing magazine was up 19% for the first half of the year, compared to the Dow Jones up 5%, S&P 500 up 8% and Nasdaq up 14%.The Agri Marketing portfolio is comprised of 30 companies who have significant agricultural interests including seed, crop protection, plant nutrient, farm equipment, animal health and other products purchased by U.S. farmers and ranchers. Since its inception on January 1, 2006, the Agri Marketing portfolio has gained 130% compared to the S&P 500's gain of less than 1%. The half's five biggest gainers were: 1. American Vanguard ... +107% 2. MWI Vet Supply ... +62% 3. Valmont ... +39% 4. CF Industries ... +38% 5. Agrium ... +36% None of the companies' stock price decreased. Other notables include: • CNH ... +14% • John Deere ... +6% • DuPont ... +10% • Monsanto ... +21% • Pfizer ... +8% • Syngenta ... +19% AM
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