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Agrimarketing : April 2008
acquires the entire business of Garrison & Townsend L.P. (G&T), Hereford, TX. Advanta is a global seed compa- ny and an associate business of United Phosphorous Ltd. (UPL), a global agrochemicals company. Conklin Co. announces Pam Fretwell, past Pres of the NAFB, joins as corpo- rate spokesper- son for its Ag Div.She will lead public relations and media development training. She plans to continue to do some week- ly on-air programming and maintain her NAFB connections. She most recently was with STARadio Corp. Cargill announces a new Web por- tal, www.cargillag.com, that can deliv- er critical agricultural information to the more than 120,000 grain farmers and operators in the U.S. It features delayed stock and futures prices from multiple exchanges, historical and intraday grain price charting, information on current cash prices for grain, news that provides insight into grain mar- ket movements, and zip code-based weather forecasts. The site includes proprietary data from Cargill, such as its cash grain data and specialized weather infor- mation, as well as access to third party technology, including mapping features that can help farmers easily find the nearest grain elevator. American Vanguard Corp acquires a production facility in Marsing, ID, from Bayer CropScience LP. Mike McCarty, CEO and Pres of Helena Chemical Co. is named Chmn of the Board of Helena Industries, Inc. where he takes over for Buddy Braswell who has retired but will remain on its board. Helena Industries, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Helena Chemical Co. and became a separate oper- ating company in January 2006. It has four plants operating in the U.S. A new white paper just released by The Context Network (www. contextnet.com) exposes the impacts of the government's Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) on agriculture over the next 14 years. Specifically, the report evaluates three time brackets within that 14- year period. It assesses whether requirements of the law could be met and appraises the actual impact in each time period and for specific feedstocks contributing to biofuel production. AM DTN and The Progressive Farmer bring you multi-media packages that add impact to your advertising media plans by reaching virtually 100 percent of the corn, soybean, cotton and livestock markets. Together, we offer the highest-value content platforms in the industry with real-time markets, the most advanced and accurate weather forecasting, and crop production news to help subscribers make money and save money. IN MEMORIAM Roland M. "Rollie" Hendrickson, 84, VP of Pfizer's Agricultural and Animal Health Division and NAMA's 1978 AgriBusiness Leader of the Year. After graduating from the Univ. of Minnesota, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Pacific. He was a Dir of DeKalb- Pfizer Genetics, the National Broiler Council and the Farm Foundation. He was also a board member of the National 4-H Service Committee. He was a for- mer chairman of the Animal Health Institute; former board member of the Food and Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; a board member of the Joint Committee for Agricultural Research and Development of the U.S. Aid Program; a former trustee of the National FFA Foundation; and was Nat'l Chmn of the FFA Sponsoring Committee. AM Fretwell McCarty
May 2008 Supplement