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FMC Announces Authority Minute and the Tailgate Blitz Sweepstakes


PHILADELPHIA – FMC Corporation announces the Authority Minute Tailgate Blitz Sweepstakes. Growers and retailers are invited to go online to to watch a series of exclusive videos for a chance to win the ultimate tailgate experience and learn about the latest in weed management. 

“The Authority Minute series is designed to educate growers and retailers about the importance of having an effective weed management program,” said Matt Foster, FMC Agricultural Products North America product manager. “Our host, Jake Turner, has been traveling the country talking with industry experts and growers about best practices and the importance of making sound agronomic decisions. We look forward to passing this valuable information along to growers everywhere.”

Participants will automatically be entered to win the ultimate tailgate package for every video watched on The ultimate tailgate grand prize package includes a Bose® Portable Sound System, a customized tailgate tent, a YETI® Tundra® Cooler, an XL Big Green Egg® Grill, Omaha Steaks® gift card, four tailgate chairs, a grilling tool set, tailgate table and tailgate games all valued at approximately $5,000.  In addition, five first place and ten second place prize packages will be awarded. The total value of prize packages awarded in the sweepstakes is $15,000. For every new episode posted to, five winners will receive a $100 Visa® gift card. The Authority Minute Tailgate Blitz sweepstakes will conclude on June 30, 2013. 

“We strongly encourage growers to watch the videos. They mix entertainment and valuable information about soybean management,” said Foster. 

Whether applied in the spring or in the fall as a part of a comprehensive burndown and preemergence program, the Authority® line of herbicides can help manage weed resistance and provide long-lasting residual control on tough broadleaf weeds that rob crops of vital nutrients, sunlight and water. 

Using Authority brands helps soybean fields to start clean and stay clean, allowing for flexibility, convenience and optimized yield potential. 

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About FMC Corporation 
FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products.  In 2011, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.4 billion.  The company employs approximately 5,500 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals.  For more information, visit


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