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AMVAC serves a healthy, demand-driven global agricultural market. In a world that requires ever-increasing quantities of agricultural products for human food, animal feed, natural fibers and alternative fuels, the key to success is enhanced productivity. From planting to harvest, AMVAC’s products help meet that critical need by providing effective and diverse crop enhancement products. In addition, AMVAC produces and markets products that protect public and animal health, safeguard property from damaging pests and enhance the quality of the environment where we live and work.
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AMVAC CHEMICAL CORPORATION INTRODUCES XPEDIENT™ FC™
Liquid Corn Soil Insecticide Provides Secondary Pest Control
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (March 4, 2014) – AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), has introduced XPEDIENT FC corn soil insecticide to provide corn growers convenient and affordable secondary pest control. 

AMVAC’S SMARTBLOCK® HELPS QUALITY OF STORAGE POTATOES 
With not yet a full season under their belts, applicators are continuing to learn about the nuances of a new chemical that literally burns the eyes off of sprouted storage potatoes.
By: Vicky Boyd
Source: www.thepacker.com

AMERICAN VANGUARD AND MONSANTO EXTEND CROP PROTECTION COLLABORATION
Newport Beach, CA – June 6, 2013 - American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has extended an agreement with Monsanto Company to co-market its post-emergent corn herbicide Impact® as part of the Roundup Ready PLUS™ weed management platform. 

ESMAIL ZIRAKPARVAR RECEIVES IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
Newport Beach, CA – April 22, 2013 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that a member of its Board of Directors, Esmail Zirakparvar has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Iowa State University. This award is the highest honor given to alumni by Iowa State’s Alumni Association and has been presented annually since 1961 to individuals who are nationally and/or internationally recognized for preeminent contributions to their professions or life's work.

AMERICAN VANGUARD INVESTS IN TYRATECH NATURAL PRODUCT TECHNOLOGIES
Newport Beach, CA – April 3, 2013 - American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that it has completed an investment in TyraTech, Inc. to participate in the continued development and marketing of natural products for human and animal health applications. American Vanguard has invested $3.7 million to secure a 29.46% ownership position in TyraTech, Inc.

AMVAC ANNOUNCES EPA REGISTRATION OF SMARTBLOCK®
Breakthrough Green Technology for Preserving Potatoes during Storage

Newport Beach, California – February 11, 2013 - American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SmartBlock®, a novel potato sprout inhibitor.

CORN SOIL INSECTICIDE USE RISING
Corn growers facing larger and more difficult to control rootworm populations are increasingly turning to AMVAC’s suite of corn soil insecticides to improve yield and harvest efficiency
By Rod Swoboda

Source: http://farmprogress.com/wallaces-farmer
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AMVAC APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF MANUFACTURING Newport Beach, CA – January 3, 2013 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced the planned retirement of Douglas Ashmore after a 24-year career as Vice President, Director of Manufacturing for the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation.