2014 Environmental Respect Award U.S. Regional Winners Announced

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Five top farm supply retail businesses have been selected as Environmental Respect Award regional winners in the United States for 2014.

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DuPont is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Environmental Respect Awards and applauds their accomplishment in environmental stewardship

Five top farm supply retail businesses have been selected as Environmental Respect Award regional winners in the United States for 2014. The winners are (alphabetized by state):

    Centennial Ag Supply Company    Yuma, CO
    Ceres Solutions LLP    Templeton, IN    
    Crop Production Services    Clarkson, KY    
    Crop Production Services    Boyce, LA         
    The McGregor Company    Creston, WA    

The Environmental Respect Awards, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and CropLife® magazine, the agricultural industry’s highest recognition for environmental stewardship. The Awards are given to U.S. agricultural retailers, those who serve farmers and ranchers with the nutrients, pest control and agronomic information and services critical to effective crop production. Each year a panel of industry experts gathers to recognize achievement in environmental stewardship, professional excellence, and community involvement.

“DuPont is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Environmental Respect Awards and applauds their accomplishment in environmental stewardship,” said Rik Miller, president, DuPont Crop Protection. “These leaders are helping to advance environmental safety as well as the safe use of agricultural products, and we hope they will inspire others who share our passion and commitment to elevate environmental stewardship around the world.”

These businesses were selected by a panel of industry experts and won the award based on excellence in site design, in-plant storage and handling procedures, proper application and leadership in safety and stewardship among customers and employees.

Members of the 2014 selection committee included Rachel Lattimore, CropLife America, Washington, D.C.; Raymond Forney, DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, Del.; Yves LeClerc, McCain Foods, Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada; Joe Szafran, DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, Del.; John Oster, Morral Companies, Morral Ohio; Don Clagg, DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, Del.; Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; France Rochette, DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, Del.; Al Strohmaier, CropLife magazine, Willoughby, Ohio; and Paul Schrimpf, CropLife magazine, Willoughby, Ohio.

Each regional winner is also competing for the national Environmental Respect Award. Regional winners will receive their trophies and the national winner will be announced at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, DE during a special ceremony in July to honor the regional, national, and international winners.

Find more information on the Environmental Respect Awards at http://www.environmentalrespect.com.

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The Environmental Respect Award is the premier award in agricultural stewardship among agricultural retailers and distributors around the world. Since its inception in 1990, more than 5,500 businesses in the U.S. have shared their stories of environmental respect, product safety standards, and customer and community outreach, and more than 300 have earned state awards. In the last ten years, the international extension of the Environmental Respect Awards has seen involvement from more than 250 businesses in 25 countries. The effort is sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and is managed and conducted by CropLife magazine and Farm Chemicals International magazine.

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