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Agrimarketing : July August 2012
10 Agri Marketing July/August 2012 Viterra and the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) announce a grain- handling agreement to serve farmers and end-use customers in western Canada. Under the commercial agreement, Viterra will accept deliveries of grain that farmers commit to CWB contracts. The agreement also includes port handling services. Monsanto sues DuPont Pioneer in federal court, accusing the company of patent infringement on its "seed chipper" technology which allows researchers to obtain genetic information from seed while not destroying it. The process speeds up the selection of the plant traits that are desired. Alltech launches the Lyons Farm brand web site, offering consumers natural, high quality foods such as Lyons Farm Beef, including ribeyes, filet mignons, New York strips, petite sirloins and t-bones. Sarah McLallen joins CropLife America as Dir, Stewardship Initiatives and Exec Dir. She was with the American Chemistry Council and has been with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Chemical Manufacturers Assn and the Hydrogen Fluoride Industry Practices Institute. Derek Petry joins Newsham Choice Genetics as VP of Research and Development and Nucleus Production. He was with Triumph Foods, St. Joseph, MO. Dr. Julia Hamann joins Diamond V as Dairy Marketing Mgr. She was with the USDA. Agriculture Future of America announces new VPs and coordinators: Nancy Barcus becomes VP of Leader and Organization Svcs. She was Dir of Leader Development for AFA and has been with Adayana. Mark Stewart becomes VP of Development and Comms. He was Dir of Development for AFA and has been with Don Bosco Centers, Hartsook Companies, Avila University and Northwest Missouri State University. Derek Mulhern joins AFA as Program Dir. He is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota. Megan Karlin joins as Mktg and Development Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Kansas State University. Dale Gilyard joins Wheat Growers as Dir of Grain Operations. He was with Harrold Terminal in SD. CHS Inc. purchases 50% ownership of Andali, a provider of fertilizer storage and blending services based in Paranagua, Brazil. Charlie Francisco, DVM, joins JBS United as Dir of Technical Svs. He was with Merck Animal Health. Steve Mawson and Matt Newholm join StollerUSA as Sls Reps in NE and WI, respectively. Mawson was with United Suppliers. Newholm was with a WI farm co-op. Dow AgroSciences and The Royal Barenbrug Group announce a global MARKETING NEWS Barcus Stewart Mawson Newholm Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) launches the Global Food Security Index. Commissioned by DuPont, the Index addresses the underlying factors of food insecurity in 105 countries and points to areas for improvement and reforms. DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman says, "We've always known that what gets measured, gets done." "As we talked to governments, NGOs and farmer organizations around the world, we've come to realize that while we share a common goal of food security, we do not share a common language. "To truly address the root cause of hunger, we must have a common path forward to tackle such pressing issues as food affordability, availability, nutritional quality and safety. Literally billions are being invested to address food security, but until today, we had no comprehensive, global way to measure food security and the impact of investments and collaborations at the local level." Key findings include: • The U.S., Denmark, Norway and France are the most food-secure countries in the world. • The food supply in advanced countries averages 1,200 calories more per person, per day, than in low-income economies. • Several of the African countries that finished in the bottom third of the index, including Mozambique, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nigeria, will be among the world's faster growing economies during the next two years. • Several policy and nutrition related indicators, including access to financing for farmers, the presence of food safety net programs, protein quality and diet diversification, are highly correlated with overall food security. • China experienced the least volatility of agricultural production during the last 20 years. AM
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