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Agrimarketing : July August 2008
July/August 2008 ¦ AgriMarketing 11 The USDA updates its definition of “rural” populations. The share of the U.S. population considered rural ranges from 17% to 49% depending on the definition used. Rural defini- tions can be based on administrative, land use, or economic concepts, exhibiting considerable variation in socioeconomic characteristics and well being of the measured popula- tion. For more information, see www.ers.usda.gov/ AmberWaves/June08/Features/Rural America.htm. Alltech announces its first breakthrough in the science of Nutrigenomics - EconomasE. The technology, created by Dr. Ronan Power , Dir of Alltech’s Nutrigenomics Center, enables ani- mal nutritionists to significantly reduce the level of increasingly expensive ingredients, such as antioxidant vitamins, added to ani- mal diets without compromising performance. Miller St. Nazianz, Inc. appoints John W. Miller as its new Pres/CEO, replacing his father John C. Miller who becomes Chmn of the Board. He is the fifth generation of Millers to serve as Pres. He was most recently VP & Gen’l Counsel. Prior he served in Washington, D.C. on a Congressman’s staff. Corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade made new all time highs with the July 2008 contract set- tling at $7.75/bu on June 27. Soy- beans reached $16.58/bu on July 3. Factors in the price run-ups, include the Spring’s excessively wet weather delaying planting, Midwest flooding that drowned out planted fields, export demand, record high crude oil prices and the Argentina farmers strike. Context Network (CN) W. Des Moines, IA, releases The Global Seed Sector 2020 Outlook: Major Vegetable Crops report which assesses the mar- ket’s global regional and country-level trends. CN also deciphers industry change and forecasts its future in the just-released Global Seed Market Database 2008 (GSMD). With data and information collected from over 200 sources and reviewed by crop experts from each continent, the GSMD provides comprehensive and timely global data. AM Miller
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