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Trade talk guide. (Farm Broadcast).

Broadcasters attending the NAFB annual convention will receive a complete review of the new products and services being introduced to the ag market during the coming sales season. They will also be able to speak in-depth with producer associations and other farmer advocates to get the latest on farm policy and worldwide developments. More than 90 organizations and their representatives will be on hand at this year's Trade Talk, ready for interviews.

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.
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