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Agrimarketing : October 2012
October 2012 Agri Marketing 9 British Petroleum acquires Purina Mills Independent Professional Seedsmen Association founded ICI acquires Stauffer ... renamed Zeneca American Cyanamid announces AgriCenter distribution system Monsanto launches BST Ford acquires New Holland Dow and Elanco merge their crop protection units to become DowElanco Osborn & Barr established Future Farmers of America changes its name to National FFA Organization Agricultural Retailers Assn founded Pioneer and American Cyanamid partner to deliver Imidazolinone resistant hybrids AGCO is formed Brighton Agency Inc. established DuPont introduces Hi-Oil corn to the specialty grain market The Meyocks Group established National soybean checkoff established as part of the Farm Bill United Soybean Board founded AgLeader Technology is established, launching new yield monitoring equipment Eldon White named NAMA's Exec VP Sumitomo acquires Chevron's crop protection business, renames the unit Valent Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) founded Charleston | Orwig Inc. established DayWeather Radio Network launched Agrium is established Biotechnology Industry Organization founded Widespread flooding in the Midwest results in abandoned acres and reduces the nation's overall crop production by 40% AgriTalk launched Ciba Seeds becomes the first company to file formal request package with U.S. EPA for registration of Bt corn LG Seeds is established Mahindra enters U.S. market Dairy Management Inc. founded DowElanco enters seed business by acquiring United AgriSeeds, renamed Mycogen Because of reduced stocks, corn prices top $5 for the first time ever Red River Farm Network launched Successful Farming launches Agriculture Online --- the first Web site devoted to the ag industry Over two dozen agriculturally- oriented web sites launched Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz merge ... renamed Novartis Monsanto's YieldGard and Roundup Ready traits approved by EPA Asgrow acquired by Monsanto Garst Seed releases first IMI and Liberty resistant hybrids Merck and Rhône-Poulenc merge their animal health units to form Merial Roundup Ready soybeans introduced Rural Press acquires Farm Progress CHS is established following the merger of Cenex and Harvest States co-ops DeKalb acquired by Monsanto FFA moves its headquarters from Alexandria, VA, to Indianapolis, IN CNH formed from the merger of Case IH and New Holland Pioneer acquired by DuPont StarLink trait is found in the human food chain Westfalia acquires Surge, renames the unit WestafaliaSurge BASF acquires American Cyanamid Novartis and Zeneca merge their crop protection units to form Syngenta Purina Mills acquired by Land O'Lakes RFD-TV is launched Farmland Industries files bankruptcy Living The Country Life launched McCormick Int'l established MTBE banned in CA ... spurs 1986 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 (more on page 10) 50 Years of Agri-Marketing
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