#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 8 – ForwardFarming Initiative

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Let’s turn to the Bayer ForwardFarming Initiative in this episode of my tour during the IFAJ Congress in Germany. We got our look at the concept on Damianshof Farm near Neuss. Our host was farm manager Bernd Olligs. His family has managed the farm for six generations and he inherited ownership from his mother. On Bernd’s farm they grow sugar …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farming, IFAJ, Video, Wheat

Farm Credit System Celebrates 100 Years

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FCS Financial and the Farm Credit System have spent the last year celebrating their 100-year anniversary. To recognize this occasion, FCS Financial invited all of their member-owners to celebrate with them at the Missouri State Fair. Events for member-owners took place throughout the day along with receiving meal vouchers and admission tickets to the fair. This was just one festivity …

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International Drone Expo 2016 – New & Upgraded Activations

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International Drone Expo (IDE) has new and upgraded show activations for 2016. IDE will host its first annual Drone Race Cup, a pitchfest competition and film showcase. The third annual IDE is set to take place December 9-10, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Championship IDE drone race cup is one of the few sanctioned in Los Angeles. …

aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

Talking Weeds at Bayer Showcase Plot Tours

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To start the day off in Athens, IL., one of the stops in the Bayer Showcase Plot Tours, Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois, talked weed control with growers and retailers in attendance. Key weeds Dr. Hager highlighted included marestail, palmer amaranth and water hemp. Two-way resistance is commonly seen in fields across the country, but Dr. Hager talked about …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Crop Protection, Video, weeds

Women Agribusiness Peer Group Looks For Members

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Farm Journal Media is launching the first-ever exclusive women’s agribusiness peer-to-peer networking and career development group. The Peer Group is looking for additional members and launches as the newest addition to the Top Producer Executive Network™ (TPEN) portfolio. The Interactive Online Agribusiness Peer Group for Women will kick off with in-person launch meeting Sept. 7-8, 2016. Additional interactions will be …

Agribusiness, Women

Syngenta Moving Forward with ChemChina Deal

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China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and Syngenta are announcing they have received clearance from the Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) to proceed with their proposed transaction. The closing of the transaction will also be reviewed by numerous global regulators and other customary closing conditions.  Both Syngenta and ChemChina are working with the regulatory agencies to keep discussions constructive. …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 7 – Application Tech – Nozzles

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In this episode of my series on touring Bayer CropScience during the IFAJ Congress in Germany the focus will continue on application technology. This time specifically on spray nozzles. Ralph-Burkhardt Toews, Bayer Application Technology Manager, gave a field demonstration using different types of nozzles. In the first part of the demonstration he shows the difference between standard spray nozzles vs …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 6 – Application Technology

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You don’t usually think of Bayer CropScience as an application equipment company but did you know that the company does a lot of work with machinery manufacturers, supporting them in ways like the development of environmentally friendly spray technology. The team for this is lead by Dr. Reinhard Friessleben, Head of Bayer’s Application Technology. He along with Armin Lind, Application …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, IFAJ, Technology, Video

DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

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A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives from every facet of the dairy community, including farmers, processors, retailers, government agencies, universities, and dairy and trade non-profits. The alliance seeks to engage individuals from across …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Company Announcement, Dairy, Sustainability