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Archive for November 30th, 2010

$25,000 from Pfizer Animal Health Helps Veterinarians and Animals Affected by Colorado Wild Fires

MADISON, N.J. (November 19, 2010) — Pfizer Animal Health has donated $25,000 through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s (AVMF) Animal Disaster Relief and Response Fund to help the many animals, producers and veterinarians affected by the recent Colorado wild fires.

Hundreds of animals have been killed, harmed or displaced, and many of the families, producers and veterinarians caring for them also have lost their homes or livelihoods during this natural disaster. Others have generously donated their time, facilities and supplies to provide shelter or health care to these animals.

Pfizer Animal Health’s donation will reimburse supplies used in the health care of animals, and will help relieve some of the costs of rehabilitating facilities and livelihoods of veterinarians and producers. This support will reduce gaps in care and provide peace of mind to veterinarians related to their patients and practices.

“Our hearts go out to all who more

AgriSolutions, Inc., to Release AgManager® Software Upgrade November 17

(BRIGHTON, IL – AgNewsWire - November 16, 2010) AgriSolutions® the developer of AgManager® accounting software is announcing an exciting new release which includes many feature updates and a new, easy-to-use interface. These improvements further enhance the ability of agricultural producers to manage the demands of their modern farm businesses. The agricultural accounting experts at AgriSolutions Inc., of Brighton, Ill., will release the upgrade on the company’s website, www.agrisolutions.com, on November 17.

AgManager®, an “old friend” to many farmers and ag accountants, is getting a new face and enhanced functionality, according to AgriSolutions Assistant Director of Operations Carolyn Roberts. The early leader in producers’ implementation of managerial accounting, this customized software comes packaged with individualized set up, technical support, live and online training, updates, and benchmarking. Expert management consultation is available to provide additional financial insight.

“For U.S. farmers and their accountants, modern times demand modern tools. All more


New elevator will help local growers meet increased need for crop storage

ADM-Benson Quinn today announced that it will construct a grain elevator in Tulare, S.D. The elevator will have a storage capacity of more than 2 million bushels and will be used to store corn, soybeans and wheat from local growers. Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of 2010 and is expected to be complete in late 2011.

“Farmers have increased crop yields significantly in recent years,” said Scott Nagel, president, ADM-Benson Quinn. “ADM is responding by providing growers in the Tulare area with convenient, local storage and marketing opportunities for their crops. We are pleased to invest in a community that understands the value of agriculture.”

The Tulare elevator will be located at U.S. Highway 281 and state Route 28 and will be constructed of concrete and steel. The facility will include a more

Bunge North America Pledges $1,000,000 to Farm Safety Programs

Increase will make farm safety and health education programs possible for nearly 77,000 children

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 29, 2010 — Bunge North America has doubled its support of the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program. Thanks to a $1 million sponsorship pledge, nearly 77,000 children will be able to participate in farm and ranch safety and health education programs over the next five years.

“The entire Bunge North America team is thrilled to extend our relationship with the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program through 2015,” explains David Kabbes, senior vice president, corporate and legal affairs for Bunge North America. “We firmly believe in what Safety Days are all about, and our sponsorship reflects Bunge’s commitment to not only promoting the safety and well-being of our employees but to extending this safety focus to our customers and the communities where we operate.”

Bunge North America has been more

ASABE to Revises Standards on Agricultural Equipment Lighting and Marking

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed revisions to two of its most frequently cited engineering standards. The revisions are ANSI/ASAE S276.7, Slow Moving Vehicle Identification Emblem (SMV Emblem) and ANSI/ASAE S279.15, Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways.

The slow moving emblem standard was revised to update the testing requirements for the backing materials of the SMV emblem.

Major changes to the lighting and marking standard include the incorporation of rotary beacons or strobe lights, and of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on agricultural equipment. ASABE and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers worked together to complete this revision.

Copies of the documents can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: martin@asabe.org. ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library, at www.asabe.org , can view electronic copies of the standards in about 6 more

Novus International’s Thad Simons Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Distribution and Manufacturing Category

Simons honored for growing Novus into a diversified industry leader, “displaying the willingness to take risks and explore untested markets”

ST. LOUIS, MO, November 16, 2010 – St. Louis-area based Novus International, Inc., a global leader in animal health and nutrition, announced today Novus President and CEO Thad Simons has been selected from among nearly 300 regional candidates nationwide as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in Distribution and Manufacturing.

Simons received the national award at a gala Sunday night in Palm Springs, CA, “for transforming Novus International, Inc. from a one-product spinoff from Monsanto (in 1991) into a diversified, global manufacturer of health and nutrition products for livestock, pets and people,” according to Ernst & Young.

Novus International, based in Missouri Research Park in St. Charles, creates science-based health and nutrition solutions for the poultry, swine, dairy, beef, aquaculture, companion animal and human more


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