Syngenta Reports 2013 Fiscal Results

February 06, 2014

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On track to meet growth objectives. Sales $14.7 billion, up 3 percent; up 5 percent at constant exchange rates Integrated sales up 6% 1 underlying growth excluding corn rootworm royalty 8 percent1 EBITDA $2.9 billion: 7 percent lower lower royalty income, non-recurring seeds costs Earnings per share2 $19.30: 12 percent lower Proposed dividend increased by 5 percent to CHF 10.00 New program to accelerate operational leverage: ~$1 billion annual savings by 2018

1 Growth at constant exchange rates.
2 Excluding restructuring and impairment; EPS on a fully-diluted basis.
3 2012 stated after effect of accounting policy change for employee...

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Jamesway and USPOULTRY Present Checks to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

February 05, 2014

ATLANTA, GA – Ian MacKinnon, president of Jamesway Incubator Company, presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to Abby Marcinko, foundation program coordinator for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association matched Jamesway’s contribution with John Starkey, president, presenting the check. The presentation took place at the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta – the world’s largest annual tradeshow for the poultry, feed and meat industries.

This was Jamesway’s fifth year of donating to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has contributed for the last four years.

"The...

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Registration Open for AFIA’s 2014 Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference

February 05, 2014 | Government

The American Feed Industry Association’s annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference is quickly approaching and we don’t want you to miss out! This year’s PISC will take place in Las Vegas, Nev., March 12-14, inside Caesars Palace Hotel. The early-bird deadline and hotel cut-off are this Friday, Feb. 7.

For a copy of the brochure, click here.

For a copy of the current registration list: as of February 3, 2014.

The early bird rate for registering online before Feb. 7, is $599 for members, $2,050 for non-members and $105 for spouses.

To register for PISC only: Online Registration   PDF Registration    

To register for PISC and committee meetings: Online Registration   PDF...

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CME Group Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results

February 05, 2014

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported revenues of $687 million and operating income of $323 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Net income attributable to CME Group was $193 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.58.  Excluding the items noted in the reconciliation, adjusted earnings per share would have been $0.64.1)

"This was a year of progress," said CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy.  "Throughout 2013 we faced many challenges as we worked with regulators and industry participants to successfully navigate the three waves of the Dodd-Frank clearing mandate.  Our response to a dynamically changing landscape...

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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Attorneys Named 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars

February 05, 2014

FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS (Feb. 4, 2014) — Faegre Baker Daniels LLP attorneys Scott Anderegg, Jacob Bylund, David Gross and Kim Walker have been selected as BTI Client Service All-Stars for 2014.

The All-Star designation is reserved for attorneys who stand out with corporate counsel as providing the best in client service. Clients recognize attorneys who demonstrate superior client focus and thought leadership, have an exceptional ability to understand their client's business, consistently exceed clients' expectations, possess excellent legal skills and depth of knowledge, and deliver outstanding results. Only 330 attorneys were selected for recognition in 2014.

Kim Walker was named an MVP...

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Nine Candidates Named for 2015 Corn Board Election

February 05, 2014

National Corn Growers Association has issued the following news release:

Nine corn growers from around the country have been nominated for election to the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Board for the 2015 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. New board members will be elected by state delegates at the Corn Congress this July in Washington.

“We were thrilled to see so much interest from the corn growers who want to step up and help lead our organization,” said Pam Johnson, NCGA chairwoman and chair of the nominating committee. “Each of these candidates will serve our industry well, and we thank them for getting involved. This next year promises to be an exciting one for corn...

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Senate Sends Farm Bill to Obama

February 04, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has given its final approval to a sweeping five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for farmers.

Ending years of political battles, the Senate vote Tuesday sends the measure to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it.

The bill provides a financial cushion for farmers who face unpredictable weather and market conditions. But the bulk of its nearly $100 billion-a-year cost is for the food stamp program, which aids 1 in 7 Americans.

House Republicans had hoped to trim the bill's costs, but conservatives were eventually outnumbered as the Democratic Senate, the White House and a bipartisan coalition of farm-state lawmakers...

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Rice Lake Releases New Video for SURVIVOR® Truck Scales

February 04, 2014

Rice Lake, February 4th, 2014:  A new video highlighting Rice Lake’s SURVIVOR Truck Scale offering has been released, and is now viewable on the company’s website

The highly anticipated video outlines Rice Lake’s complete line of truck scales, from the SURVIVOR ATV to the SURVIVOR OTR and XV. The video details why SURVIVOR scales have grown to become North America’s number-one selling truck scale brand, highlighting superior construction methods and features, along with exceptional product support from start to finish. 

SURVIVOR scales have grown in popularity in a range of industries, from mining and aggregate, to forestry, transportation, and agriculture, and have come to be known...

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U.S. Senate Votes to Move Forward on Farm Bill

February 04, 2014

The Senate today overwhelmingly voted 72-22 to move forward on the 2014 Farm Bill, overcoming the bill's last procedural hurdle and clearing the way for a vote on final passage tomorrow. The Farm Bill is authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. The bill represents rare bipartisan agreement on a major jobs bill that will help grow a key sector of our economy. Agriculture is Michigan's second-largest industry. The 2014 Farm Bill reduces the deficit by $23 billion, ends unnecessary direct payment subsidies, increases support for healthy and locally grown Michigan foods, and is the country's largest investment in...

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Cargill will Idle Raleigh, NC Soybean Processing Facility

February 04, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. – Jan 30, 2014 – Cargill said it will idle soybean processing activities at its facility in Raleigh later this spring. Cargill will continue to operate the Raleigh elevator as a viable market for soybeans, purchasing soybeans from area producers and elevator customers.

“This is a difficult decision because we have an excellent team of employees in Raleigh, where we have been in business since 1985,” said Don Camden, a regional manager for Cargill’s soybean processing business. “The North Carolina market is very important to us, and we look forward to serving both crop producers and livestock industry customers through our remaining activities at Raleigh as well as through...

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