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Agrimarketing : July August 2008
Beck Ag announces the new Word of Mouth Marketing (WOMM) Award. The award will be presented to the organization whose WOMM project has been determined to be the most effective by a veteran panel of third-party judges at Purdue University’s “National Conference for Agribusiness,” in November. To view the criteria for judging and obtain the nomination form, go to www.AgriMarketing.com and access the “Listing Forms” link. William J. Hoffman is promoted to COO for the Farm Credit Administration He has been with the Office of Secondary Market Oversight and the Louisville Farm Credit District. Arysta LifeScience Corporation exercises its option to buy the remaining 50% of Callietha Investments , the parent company of Volcano Agroscience , one of the leading suppliers of crop protection products in the Republic of South Africa and southern Africa. Bunge Limited acquires Corn Products International, Inc , Westchester, IL, in an all-stock transac- tion. The aggregate transaction value is approximately $4.8 billion, includ- ing assumption of approximately $414 million of Corn Products’ net debt. Bunge announces it also plans to acquire the international sugar trading and marketing division of Tate & Lyle PLC . As a first stage, the operations and employees of Tate & Lyle’s busi- ness will transfer to Bunge. The work- ing capital in the business will remain with and be collected and paid by Tate & Lyle through March 31, 2009, at which point it will be assumed by Bunge upon final completion of the transaction. Joel Groskreutz is named Pres/CEO of Accelerated Genetics and replaces Roger Ripley , who retires. Groskreutz was VP/Midwest & Western U.S. Agri Sales for Ecolab, Inc. StarVest Partners , New York, NY, and other organizations acquire a 90% interest in IRON Solutions, Fenton, MO. IRON Solutions main- tains the largest database of used equipment transaction information in the $120 billion dollar farm and construction equipment industry. StarVest’s investment is $8.5 mil- lion of the $15 million total invest- ment. Limited partners in the acqui- sition include Dublin Capital Partners and Spring Mountain Capital and strategic investor GVIC Communications Corp . IRON Solutions current investors will retain a 10% ownership stake in the new company. Digital Angel announces a restruc- turing program and that it will focus primarily on its animal identification business in the future. The restructure includes staff reductions, outsourcing some manu- facturing, exiting some costly facili- ties, and moving some operations to lower cost countries. Its Destron Fearing unit has received approval from the USDA for Premises Identification Number (PIN) tags for swine entering har- vest channels, the first such USDA approval. While not intended for use as unique individual animal identification, the new, non-RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags will provide a tool to enhance the traceability of breeding stock and to support the USDA’s National Animal Identification System. John Deere Risk Protection (JDRP) is named the managing general agent (MGA) for crop insurance for a subsidiary of AIG Commercial Insurance . JDRP has been offering crop insurance since 2005 and serves growers in 40 states. JDRP decided YOUR REACH E X T E N D We deliver more value and reach with 11 ISSUES in 2009! DTN and The Progressive Farmer are announcing a NEW January 2009 issue of The Progressive Farmer offering you more reach and coverage of the commercial farm market in the critical pre-planting time period. Groskreutz
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