Trade talk guide. (Farm Broadcast).
Following is a listing of those participating, their key contacts and their plans for NAFB's Trade Talk.
ACDI/VOCA What's hot: Deterring terrorism through international ag development; U.S. citizens can volunteer to do international ag development work; increasing U.S. farm exports. Spokesperson/title: Perry Letson, Asst. VP, communications. Phone: 202.879.0269; Washington, DC AGPROCESSING INC (AGP) What's hot: Soydiesel Spokespersons/titles: Steve Nogel, director, sales and marketing, Ag Environmental Products (AEP). Phone: 402.496.6627; Omaha, NE AGCO CORPORATION What's hot: New AGCO tractors ranging from 22 to 225 horsepower; AG-CHEM acquisition; Fendt Vario Series tractors; Fieldstar global positioning system. Spokespersons/titles: Dennis Heinecke, general marketing manager, AGCO; Daryl Patten, general marketing manager, sprayer products; Shannon Pickering, Fendt product specialist; Jerry Schmitt, general marketing manager, Fieldstar. Phone: 770.813.6097; Duluth, GA AGSTAR FINANCIAL SERVICES, ACA What's hot: "Rising Star" program for young/beginning farmers; post-harvest farm financial conditions; leasing strategies for the fourth quarter; reducing taxes. Spokespersons/titles: Paul De Briyn, president/CEO; Jim McKissick, VP marketing/communications. Phone: 507.386.4245; Mankato, MN AGRIGOLD SEEDS What's hot: New corn hybrids for 2002; genetic diversity; testing network. Spokespersons/titles: Tim Griffith, director, agronomic services; Soren Raveling, communications manager. Phone: 800.262.7333; St. Francisville, IL AGRISTAR GLOBAL NETWORKS, LTD. What's hot: New high-speed, two-way small dish satellite Internet access with agri-specific AOL-type browser for top farmers, ranchers and ag retailers. Spokespersons/titles: Cliff Ganschow, CEO; Kip Pendleton, CEO of DirectAg, an AgriStar business unit; Warren E. Clark, communications consultant. Phone: 847.836.5100; Chicago, IL AGRICULTURAL RETAILERS ASSOCIATION What's hot: Hours of service and DOT proposal; brake lights and anhydrous trailers spray drift; nutrient management. Spokespersons/titles: Jack Eberspacher, president/CEO; Wendell Stratton, chairman. Phone: 202.457.0825; Washington, D.C. AMERICAN CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION What's hot: Farm bill; energy; new technology. Spokespersons/titles: Larry Mitchell, executive director; Keith Dittrich, president; David Senter, director, legislative affairs; Mike Alberts, 1st VP. Phone: 202.835.0330; Washington, DC AMERICAN CROP PROTECTION ASSOCIATION What's hot: Biotechnology; water issues; eco-terrorism; crop technology benefits; children's health and pesticides. Spokespersons/titles: Dr. Leah Porter, executive director, ACPA biotechnology committee; Pat Getter, VP, communications; Allan Noe, VP, state affairs, biotechnology and water programs. Phone: 202.296.1585; Washington, DC AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION What's hot: Farm bill and agricultural policy; Trade Promotion Authority; trade sanctions; World Trade Organization. Spokespersons/titles: Audrae Erickson, senior director, congressional relations; Tim Cansler, director, congressional relations. Phone: 202.484.3600; Washington, DC AMERICAN SHEEP INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION What's hot: Proposed lamb checkoff program; lamb prices; wool trust fund programs; wool payments in farm bill. Spokespersons/titles: Peter Orwick, executive director; Guy Flora, VP. Phone: 303.771.3500; Englewood, CO AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION What's hot: Equitable treatment of soybeans in the farm bill; biodiesel/renewable fuels; biotechnology/China trade; Trade Promotion Authority; food aid/WISHH Program; 2002 Commodity Classic. Spokespersons/titles: Bart Ruth, president; Tony Anderson, chairman; Dwain Ford, first vice president; Jim Guinn, executive director, international marketing. Phone: 314.576.1770; St. Louis, MO AMERICAN SUGAR ALLIANCE What's hot: Farm bill; trade agreements and Trade Promotion Authority. Spokespersons/titles: Luther Markwart; Ray VanDriessche, president; Joseph Terrell, director, public affairs. Phone: 703.351.5055; Arlington, VA ANIMAL HEALTH INSTITUTE What's hot: Biosecurity; availability of animal drugs; changes needed at the Center of Veterinary Medicine; producer role in managing antibiotic resistance. Spokesperson/title: Ron Phillips, VP, legislative/public affairs. Phone: 202.637.2440; Washington, DC ASSOCIATED MILK PRODUCERS INC. What's hot: Will the Midwest continue to be a leading dairy region?; dairy price outlook; farm bill. Spokespersons/titles: Mark Furth, CEO/general manager; Paul Toff, president. Phone: 507.354.8295; New Ulm, MN AVENTIS What's hot: Option[R] corn herbicide; BRONATE Advance[TM]; ICON[R] FS rice insecticide seed treatment; BALANCE[R]PRO,. Liberty[R] and REGENT[R] corn herbicides; RICESTAR[TM] rice herbicide; FiberMax[R] cotton seed; BUCTRIL[R]/BXN[R] Cotton System; LibertyLink[R] canola. Spokespersons/titles: Mark Bishop, product lead Option[R]; Brent Marek, Al manager HBS's; Brian Ahrens, product lead REGENT[R]/ICON[R]; Rob Schrick, product lead BALANCE[R]PRO/DEFINE[R]. Phone: 919.549.2000; Research Triangle Park, NC BASF What's hot: New product launches for Newpath[TM] herbicide for the Clearfield * Production System for rice, Headline[TM] fungicide, Cabrio[TM] fungicide, Beyond[TM] herbicide for the Clearfield* Production System for wheat, Guardsman[TM] herbicide and Outlook[R] herbicide. Spokespersons/titles: Jerry Minore, manager, marketing strategy for diversified/ high value crops; Scott Gibson, manager, marketing strategy for Clearfield crops; Dan McGuire, manager; Jason Ward, manager. Phone: 800.326.1810; Research Triangle Park, NC BAYER CORPORATION What's hot: Recent corporate changes; new product updates Spokespersons/titles: Scott Welge, marketing manager for corn; Jimmy Johnson Phone: 816.242.4803; Kansas City, MO BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA, INC. What's hot: Express[TM] 5-PHM respiratory vaccine; Lysigin[R]; new executive VP of U.S. domestic business; Paul Hays. Spokespersons/titles: Wayne Cole, biological product manager; Jim Van Proosdy, corporate sales manager. Phone: 800.325.9167; St. Joseph, MO CAPITAL AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY SERVICES, INC. What's hot: Conservation incentives in the new farm bill; land values/rents; Washington perspective from the Business Alliance Council of NACD. Spokespersons/titles: Ray L. Brownfield, AFM, ARA, president, CAPS. Phone: 630.434.9150; Lisle, IL CARGILL AGHORIZONS CASE IH What's hot: New line of hay and forage equipment; Case IH SPX4260 sprayer; Case IH 1200 Series 12-and 16-row pivot transport planters; new tillage products; Case IH shield protection plan. Spokespersons/titles: J.R. Russ Green, senior director, marketing; Patrick Carter, product marketing manager, hay/forage; Claudia Garber, manager, communications/ brand promotion. Phone: 262:636.5678; Racine, WI CATERPILLAR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS What's hot: New Challenger[R] MT700 Series tractor; CaT[R] TL4 Series soil finisher and TL5 field cultivator; new Lexion[R] combine manufacturing plant in Omaha, NE; updates to Lexion rotary combines. Spokespersons/titles: Neal Ament, senior marketing consultant; Lori Porter, marketing communications; Ann Schreifels, marketing communications; Lisa Jorgensen, marketing communications. Phone: 815.754.8452; DeKalb, IL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF BOARD What's hot: Beef demand; new beef products; beef safety research. Spokespersons/titles: Monte Reese, COO; Dan Hammond, chairman. Phone: 303.694.0305; Englewood, CO CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF What's hot: "Pull-through" effect in branded beef (CAB[R]); prize money for "Best of the Breed"; beef records service; angus resource clearinghouse network; junior program. Spokespersons/titles: Steve Suther, director, industry information; Calvin Gunter, director, "Best of the Breed"; Susan Rhode, director, public relations, American Angus Association; Matt Perrier, assistant director, commercial program, American Angus Association. Phone: 800.225.2333; Wooster, OH CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE COMMODITY CLASSIC CONKLIN COMPANY, INC. What's hot: Maintaining or increasing yields on high nitrogen-demand crops while lowering levels of nitrates in groundwater; super producers; natural alternatives to antibiotics; direct fed microbials; Conklin lubricants; fuel conditioners. Spokespersons/titles: Dennis Dammen, agronomics product division manager; Dennis Nun, president, Heartland International, Inc.; Bob Brennan, vehicle/lubrication product division manager; Charles W. Herbster, president/CEO. Phone: 952.445.6010; Shakopee, MN COTTON BOARD What's hot: Creative market building and agricultural research programs; "Variety & Quality Improvement" program. Spokesperson/title: Dr. Roy Cantrell, VP, agricultural research. Phone: 901.683.2500; Memphis, TN COUNCIL FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY What's hot: Environmental benefits of biotech corn, cotton and soybeans; economic benefits of 30 biotech crops; consumer attitudes on biotech crops and foods. Spokespersons/titles: Dan Towery, natural resources specialist; Margaret Speich, director, communications; Janet Carpenter, research associate; Linda Thrane, executive director. Phone: 202.857.2229; Washington, DC DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA, INC. DAIRY MANAGEMENT INC. What's hot: Checkoff-funded efforts to increase dairy demand for fluid milk, cheese, whey; dairy image. Spokespersons/titles: Dairy producer serving on the national board, and the national and regional dairy checkoff staff. Phone: 847.803.2000; Rosemont, IL DEKALB/ASGROW (See Monsanto Co.) DELTA AND PINE LAND COMPANY What's hot: New cotton varieties for 2002; 2001 cotton crop quality. Spokespersons/titles: Janice Person, public relations manager; Randy Dismuke, senior VP; Dr. Dave Albers, technical services regional agronomist. Phone: 662.742.4000; Scott, MS DOW AGROSCIENCES What's hot: Waterhemp control; weed pressure in soybeans; plant genetics/biotechnology; Herculex[TM] I insect protection; future technology. Spokespersons/titles: Kirk Morehead, sales representative; Wally Thinglestad, product communications manager. Phone: 317.337.4552; Indianapolis, IN EPA What's hot: Environmental programs in agriculture; food safety issues. Spokespersons/titles: Jean Marie Peltier, ag counselor to the administrator; Stephen Johnson, office of prevention, pesticides, toxic substances; Tracy Mehan, office of water; Jeffrey R. Holmstead, office of air; James B. Gulliford, region 7 adminstrator. Phone: 913.551.7874; Kansas City, KS ELANCO ANIMAL HEALTH What's hot: Profits and benefits of Paylean. Spokesperson/title: Dr. D. Jay Jones, senior technical advisor. Phone: 317.276.4785; Indianapolis, IN EUROPEAN UNION FARMLINE What's hot: EU/US ag policies; WTO Round; biotechnology; EU agriculture policy development. Spokespersons/titles: Gerard Kiely, agriculture counselor, European Commission; Jan Groeneveld, agriculture counselor, Embassy of Netherlands. Phone: 202.862.9541; Washington, DC FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF AMERICA What's hot: State of the credit industry/ economic outlook; interest rate environment; risk management protection Spokespersons/titles: Neil Olsen, executive VP, lending; Doug Hofbauer, president, Frontier Farm Credit, ACA; Bob Rhoton, financial services officer, Frontier Farm Credit, ACA. Phone: 402.348.3238; Omaha, NE FARM PROGRESS COMPANIES FARMERS NATIONAL COMPANY What's hot: 2002 land rental terms and cash rent rates; current land values in the Midwest; "The Cash Rent Network." Spokespersons/titles: Jim Farrell, VP; Ken Springer, farm manager, business development rep. Phone: 402.496.3276; Omaha, NE FARMLAND INDUSTRIES THE FERTILIZER INSTITUTE FMC CORPORATION GARST SEED COMPANY What's hot: Selecting "packages" of seed; New G-STAC hybrids for 2002; "The Dozen," new varieties of soybeans; market-share growth; CornCam and SoybeanCam. Spokespersons/titles: Dr. David Witherspoon, president; Steve Klein, director, sales/ marketing; Lori Thomas, marketing manager; Jeff Lacina, public relations manager. Phone: 800.831.6630 ext. 5202; Slater, IA GUSTAFSON What's hot: Purchase incentive program for canola and wheat; sorghum seed safener; trends in on-demand cotton; wheat treating services; Gaucho[R] and Prescribe[TM] seed-applied insecticides. Spokespersons/titles: Charlie Hale, communications manager; Paul Holliday, product manager. Phone: 972.985.5650; Plano, TX HARVEST PARTNERS What's hot: Harvest Partner points; new exclusive credit card and long distance program; 2002 Harvest Partners catalog. Spokespersons/titles: Paul Redhage, communication manager; Jeff Klock, communication manager; Darren Hora, program manager. Phone: 800.326.1810; Research Triangle Park, NC IMC GLOBAL What's hot: Narrowing the yield gap; higher yields and improving profits; fertility program. Spokespersons/titles: Dr. Ray Hoyum, VP, market development; Dr. Paul Fixen, senior VP, North American programs, Potash & Phosphate Institute. Phone: 847.739.1200; Lake Forest, IL INTERVET What's hot: Bovine neosporosis; internal parasites' impact on immune response; beef quality assurance. Spokespersons/titles: Dr. Les Choromanski, neospora research manager; Brett Whitehead, VP, animal health; Dr. Chris Reinhardt, nutritionist. Phone: 800.835.0541; Millsboro, DE JOHN DEERE What's hot: Largest new product launch in John Deere history includes: 6003, 6020, 8020 and 9020 Series tractors; 8020 Series tractors feature new front independent link suspension and ActiveSeat; 9020 Series 4wd tractors have new 18-speed automatic power shift transmission and engine horsepower from 280-450-hp. Spokespersons/titles: Barry E. Nelson, manager, public relations; Mike Hankins, tractor specialist. Phone: 913.310.8324; Lenexa, KS KANSAS CITY BOARD OF TRADE What's hot: Hard red winter wheat futures and options. Spokesperson/title: Shelia Summers, VP, marketing. Phone: 816.753.7500; Kansas City, MO MACHINERY LINK What's hot: Innovation equipment programs; making equipment financially feasible; logistics of equipment transportation and care. Spokespersons/titles: David Forsee, CEO; David Govert, VP, producer development. Phone: 816.472.5900 ext. 207; Kansas City, MO MERIAL What's hot: Beef and dairy SUREHEALTH protocols. Spokespersons/titles: Dr. Dan Otto, manager, large animal veterinary professional services; Dr. Myron Brown, manager, large animal veterinary professional services. Phone: 888.MERIAL.1; Duluth, GA MONSANTO COMPANY What's hot: New Monsanto Pledge; Asgrow and DeKalb seed lines; Roundup UltraMax; biotechnology; residue proven soybean and corn varieties; Farm Flex financing; Roundup Rewards; Bollgard registration; conservation tillage; insect resistance management for Bollgard and YieldGard; Better Bean Initiative; processor preferred soybean varieties. Spokespersons/titles: Bruno Alesii, manager, agronomic systems; David Heering, Roundup technical lead; Doug Dorsey, director, marketing; Jim Zimmer, marketing director; Tom Hoagheen, director, environmental stewardship; Barry Knight, manager, field environmental operations; Kelly Fleming, marketing manager; Steve Rosenbloom, marketing manager; Brad Wagner, Roundup manager; Jennifer Ozimkiewicz, marketing manager. Phone: 314.694.4452; St. Louis, MO MONSANTO ROUNDUP (See Monsanto) MYCOGEN SEEDS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS What's hot: Farm bill. Spokespersons/titles: Daren Coppock, CEO; Dusty Tallman, president. Phone: 202.547.7800; Washington, DC NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION What's hot: Farm bill; protecting the nation's cattle supply; international trade. Spokespersons/titles: Chuck Shroeder, CEO; Phil Hardee, chairman, policy division. Phone: 303.694.0305; Englewood, CO NATIONAL BIODIESEL BOARD What's hot: Benefits of biodiesel; impact of biodiesel demand on net farm income. Spokespersons/titles: Jenna Higgins, director, communications; Dave Durham, Hardin, Missouri soybean farmer. Phone: 800.841.5849; Jefferson City, MO NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL OF AMERICA What's hot: Farm bill; implementation of crop insurance; "Cotton Counts"--announcement of new grassroots effort. Spokespersons/titles: Ben Noble, senior government relations representative; Julie Murphree, Nation Cotton Women's Committee. Phone: 901.274.9030; Memphis, TN NATIONAL CROP INSURANCE SERVICES What's hot: Custom risk management strategies; benefits of crop insurance. Spokespersons/titles: Robert Parkerson, president; Laurie Langstraat, director, public relations; Jeol Weiss, committee chair; Laurence Crane, director, education/training. Phone: 913.685.2767; Overland Park, KS NATIONAL FARM MEDICINE CENTER What's hot: North American guidelines for childhood agriculture injury. Spokespersons/titles: Scott Heiberger, rural health communications specialist; Sally Cutter, education specialist. Phone: 715.389.7451; Marshfield, WI NATIONAL FARMERS UNION What's hot: Country of origin labeling; farm bill. Spokespersons/titles: Tom Buis, VP, government relations; Laura Johnston. Phone: 303.338.2535; Aurora, CO NATIONAL GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION What's hot: Importance of trade to future growth of U.S. agriculture; farm bill; biosecurity for grain/feed. Spokespersons/titles: Kendell Keith, president; Randy Gordon, VP, communications/government relations. Phone: 202.289.0873; Washington, DC NATIONAL GRAIN SORGHUM PRODUCERS What's hot: Farm bill; marketing outlook for grain sorghum; sorghum research funding. Spokespersons/titles: Tim Lust, executive director; Leo Bindel, president; Norma Ritz Johnson, communications director. Phone: 806.749.3478; Lubbock, TX NATIONAL PORK BOARD What's hot: Pork checkoff; National Pork Board transition; foreign and emerging disease protection of the pork industry. Spokespersons/titles: Craig Christensen, VP; Steve Murphy, CEO; Dr. Beth Lautner, VP of science and technology; Cindy Cunningham, assistant VP, communications. Phone: 515.223.2600; Des Moines, IA NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL NATIONAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE What's hot: Two-way, high speed Internet via satellite, bringing connectivity and closing the digital divide in rural America. Spokespersons/titles: Harry Thibedeau, manager, satellite industry relations. Phone: 703.787.0874; Herndon, VA NEW HOLLAND What's hot: Farm-City Council message; World's Toughest Rodeo. Spokespersons/titles: Carroll Merry, administrative coordinator, Farm-City Council; Steve Gander, executive director, World's Toughest Rodeo. Phone: 717.355.1371; New Holland, PA PHARMACIA ANIMAL HEALTH What's hot: Durable Cure(SM); 100-Day Contract(SM). Phone: 616.833.2693; Kalamazoo, MI PHILIP MORRIS What's hot: Pork information group; ARMS risk management program; 2001 ag grant recipients. Spokespersons/titles: Russell Laird, director, agriculture relations; Katherine Trent, manager, agriculture relations. Phone: 804.274.3329; Richmond, VA PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL INC. What's hot: New corn and soybean products for 2002; research program targeting grower recommendations; Steadfast, a new grass herbicide; Crop Protection Plus; new cereal herbicide replacement program; seed biotechnology. Spokespersons/titles: Don Schafer, oilseeds product manager; Keith O'Bryan, agronomy research manager; Kyle Whitaker, product and technology communications manager, corn; Brian Kjergaard, product manager, corn/crop protection; Jerry Harrington, sales/ public relations manager; Warren McDougal, product manager, cereals/crop protection. Phone: 515.334.6908; Johnston, IA PURDUE UNIVERSITY What's hot: Precision farming profitability; future of site-specific agriculture; making the most of GPS, remote sensing and GIS in crop production. Spokespersons/titles: Jeff Lowenberg-DeBoer; director, site-specific management center; Chris Johannsen, agronomy professor. Phone: 765.494.6134; W. Lafayette, IN RAIN AND HAIL LLC What's hot: AFPA success; future of crop insurance; crop insurance e-commerce. Spokespersons/titles: Mark Classen, VP, Northern division manager; Steve Wedel, VP, Pacific division manager; Jerry Kincade, VP, Midwest division manager; Dan DeLano, asst. VP, national marketing manager. Phone: 515.559.1000; West Des Moines, IA RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION What's hot: National energy policy legislation; record industry expansion; new market opportunities for ethanol on the coasts. Spokesperson/title: Bob Dineen, president/CEO. Phone: 202.289.3835; Washington, DC ROCHE VITAMINS, INC. What's hot: Returns to poultry and livestock producers from optimum vitamin nutrition; biotin for hoof health in dairy cattle; Hy-D. Spokespersons/titles: Dr. Scott Williams, director, animal health; Dr. Jon Wilson, director, technical marketing; Dr. Lee McDowell, professor, animal nutritionist, University of Florida; Dr. Merlin Lindemann, professor, animal sciences, University of Kentucky. Phone: 609.430.9020; Princeton, NJ SCN COALITION/PLANT HEALTH INITIATIVES What's hot: Web info on soybean pests/diseases; using www.NCSRP.com/planthealth as a diagnostic tool; Web info shapes seed purchase decisions and management options for 2002 season. Spokespersons/titles: Tracy Blackmer, project coordinator. Phone: 515.251.8640; Urbandale, IA SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION What's hot: One-year anniversary; business performance; new products; Callisto herbicide; Thiamethoxam brands (Platinum, Centric, Actara, Cruiser). Spokespersons/titles: Vern Hawkins, VP, product portfolio management; Matt Comer, brand manager, selective herbicides; Coby Long, brand manager, insecticides. Phone: 336.632.6000; Greensboro, NC SYNGENTA SEEDS, INC. What's hot: Product performance for 2001; selecting seed for 2002; protection against insect pressures. Spokespersons/titles: Mark Schmidt, product manager, soybeans; Jeff Jorgensen, product manager, corn; Tony Minnichsoffer, communications manager. Phone: 763.593.7128; Golden Valley, MN USDA-NASS What's hot: 2002 Census of Agriculture; 1999 Agricultural Economics and Land Ownership Survey; NASS security pledge; statistics on computer usage, farm labor and more. Spokespersons/titles: Jaki McCarthy, staff director, marketing and information services office; Janet Alien, head, marketing section, MISO; Mark Harris, chief, crops branch, statistics division; Gene Danekas, state statistician, MO state. Phone: 202.720.5891; Washington, DC USDA-NRCS What's hot: Conservation buffers; conservation aspects of farm legislation. Spokespersons/titles: Max Schnepf, national coordinator, conservation buffer initiative; Bill Wilson, NACD 2nd VP; Mary Cressel. Phone: 202.690.0547; Washington, DC U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL What's hot: Export outlook for barley, corn and sorghum; developing export markets for U.S. grains in more than 80 countries; trade policy. Spokespersons/titles: Kenneth Hobbie, president/CEO; Dale Spurgin, chairman; Don Jacoby, vice chairman; Terry Wolf, treasurer; Paul Williams, secretary. Phone: 202.789.0789; Washington, DC US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION What's hot: Twenty-five years of "Putting U.S. Meat on the World's Table"; world trade issues; "Golden Opportunities" still ahead. Spokespersons/titles: Randy Sims, chairman; Lynn Heinze, VP, information Phone: 303.623.6328; Denver, CO UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD What's hot: Soybean checkoff developments; production and use of soy-based biodiesel and reduction of U.S. dependency on foreign oil imports; health benefits of soyfoods. Spokespersons/titles: Doug Magnus, USB chairman; Richard Borgsmiller, USB vice chairman; Criss Davis, USB trade analysis chair; John Becherer, USB CEO; Janice Grauberger, USB executive director. Phone: 314.726.5511; St. Louis, MO VALENT USA What's hot: Valor[TM] herbicide; Valor[TM] WP herbicide; Regiment[TM] herbicide; Phoenix[TM] herbicide; Bolero[R] 15 G herbicide. Spokesperson/Title: Molly R. Okeon, Valent account coordinator Phone: 901.523.2000; Memphis, TN VALMONT IRRIGATION What's hot: Restrictions on flood irrigation; benefits of mechanized irrigation; Valmont's full range of mechanized irrigation solutions. Spokespersons/titles: Dennis Schweiger, VP, global sales; Greg Bartlett, director, marketing. Phone: 402.359.6172; Des Moines, IA W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION/THE NATURE CONSERVANCY What's hot: Conservation provisions of the new farm bill; conservation groups and farmers working together. Spokespersons/titles: Craig Cox, executive VP, Soil and Water Conservation Society; Jim Peterson, director, public affairs, The Nature Conservancy. Phone: 317.816.9760; Carmel, IN
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