#IFAJ2016 Tour – Bayer Forward Farming – Part 1

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Welcome to a series of presentations on the work that Bayer CropScience is doing at its Monheim, Germany headquarters and in farms affiliated with their ForwardFarming initiative which demonstrates sustainable farming in practice. In line with Bayer’s mission “Science for A Better Life”, Bayer CropScience is committed to delivering innovative solutions to further promote sustainable agriculture. I’ll be posting these …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Farming, IFAJ, Video

Bayer Disappointed with Monsanto Rejection

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Bayer AG officials are “disappointed in Monsanto’s decision to reject its increased all-cash offer of USD 125 per share” made public last week. Monsanto’s Board of Directors unanimously rejected Bayer’s proposal as “financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty.” The offer represents a 40 percent premium over Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, 2016. In addition, Bayer has …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Sorghum Shootout Update

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Have you ever seen sorghum growing head-high by mid-July? We haven’t either! Sorghum Shootout grower Tim Fisher is already seeing head-high sorghum fields at his operation in Arkansas, thanks in part to the Sorghum Shootout program. Sorghum Shootout is the latest National Sorghum Producers (NSP) program, sponsored by StollerUSA – which you may remember we told you about when they …

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Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Ag?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad …

Agribusiness, Biofuels, politics, ZimmPoll

2016 Wallace-Carver Fellows Announced

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Thirty seven students from across the country have been confirmed for the prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship. The fellowship, made possible with the support of The World Food Prize Foundation and The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid summer internships at leading USDA research centers and offices across …

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$2 M for Urban Ag Conservation from NACD, NRCS

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Forty-two conservation districts in 25 states have been awarded $2 million for urban ag and conservation projects. The money was given through the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The goal of the initiative is to help conservation districts and their partners provide technical assistance for ag conversation in areas where …

Agribusiness, Conservation, Urban Agriculture

CropTrak Working Quietly and Gets New Look

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It’s CropTrak now (not iCropTrak) as the company has changed the name slightly. You will see it on full display at the upcoming InfoAg Conference in St. Louis, MO. I’ll be there and will stop to visit CropTrak and I hope you will too. I visited with Jonathan Sherrill, Central Business Lead at CropTrak / Cogent3D, Inc., to find out …

Agribusiness, Audio, CropTrak, Info Ag

Larry Lee Joins Brownfield Ag News

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Larry Lee has joined the Brownfield Ag News team as a reporter and anchor for Wisconsin. With the exception of a decade running his family’s media transportation business, Lee has been on the air in Wisconsin since 1984. He has served as News Director and Program Director with several radio stations in the state, most recently as News Director for …

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AgCareers.com & Ag Future of America to Partner

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A new partnership has been formed between AgCareers.com and Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to continue encouraging college students to pursue careers in agriculture. Through this partnership, AFA industry partners can post their internships free of charge through the AgCareers.com site while AFA will encourage students to seek job opportunities through AgCareers.com. The goal of initiative is to ramp up …

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Bayer Spotlights Sustainability at #IFAJ2016

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While the rest of the world is talking about Bayer’s bid to buy Monsanto, many representatives of the company are busy in Germany helping international journalists learn more about them and their sustainability efforts. Dr. Helmut Schramm, Managing Director for Bayer CropScience Deutschland, was on a panel talking about sustainability at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress in …

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