Bayer Exec Keynotes at #FoodPrize16

Cindy Zimmerman

Liam Condon, head of Bayer’s CropScience Division, gave the breakfast keynote speech at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines on Friday, bringing the future of farming to the overall theme of the event this year “Let Food by Thy Medicine.” “Food needs to be nutritious, abundant in supply, safe and affordable,” said Condon. “We all need to …

Bayer, Food, World Food Prize

Bayer Allows Belt Decision to Stand

Cindy Zimmerman

The Crop Science division of Bayer today announced its final decision on whether to contest EPA’s cancellation of the insecticide flubendiamide, marketed under the trade name Belt. Charlotte Sanson, director of registrations for the company, says they “will not engage in further legal dispute” over the matter. “Nevertheless we will continue to stand up for our growers’ access to safe, …

Bayer, EPA

Get Consumer Marketing Inspiration for Ag Marketing Success

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the breakout sessions during the NAMA Fall Conference was a presentation by Stacie Marshall, Bayer CropScience. The session title was “Working Together to Help Growers: What Agriculture Can Learn From Consumer Marketing.” Stacie started out by dispelling some myths about farmers that she has heard, even from people involved in agricultural marketing. For example, some people still believe …

Audio, Bayer, NAMA

Bayer Invests in United Fresh Start Foundation

Kelly Marshall

In an effort to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school children, Bayer has partnered with United Fresh Start Foundation to place salad bars in elementary and secondary schools in the Pacific Northwest and California.  The company has invested $20,000 to put healthy choices in front of students at schools like Sunnyslope Elemenatry School in the Wenatchee Public School district. …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Nutrition

#Agribusiness Executives Defend Consolidation

Cindy Zimmerman

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on “Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry,” executives of DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta, Bayer and Monsanto defended the current spate of mergers and acquisitions as being important to continue to deliver on the innovation that farmers need to feed a growing global population. Bayer CropScience President and CEO …

Audio, Bayer, Government, Monsanto

#FutureFarming Dialog With @Bayer Execs

Cindy Zimmerman

The Bayer Future of Farming Dialog held in Germany the week before the Monsanto deal was announced was all about dialogue – or dialog – however you want to spell it. Bayer CropScience division president Liam Condon was joined by three of his Executive Committee members – Marc Reichardt, Dr. Adrian Percy, and Bernd Naaf – and opened up to …

Audio, Bayer

Reaction to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

Reaction from agricultural organizations on new of a deal between Bayer and Monsanto on Wednesday expressed some concern about what this trend of consolidation will mean for farmers in the long run. From Capitol Hill where National Farmers Union members have been meeting this week, NFU President Roger Johnson “condemned” the merger and called for a “critical review” of consolidation …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASA, Bayer, Corn, Monsanto, NCGA

Regulatory Issues Top Bayer Legislative Priorities

Lizzy Schultz

Several major regulatory challenges have affected growers throughout the United States this year, between the EPA’s decision to cancel the registration of Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide to the latest controversy surrounding Atrazine. Jim McVaney, Senior Director of Federal Regulations and Policy for Bayer, was on hand during the 2016 Farm Progress Show to discuss the major regulatory issues affecting agriculture today …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Government, politics