Bayer CropScience Opens SeedGrowth Center

Chuck Zimmerman

This week Bayer CropScience celebrated the grand opening of its SeedGrowth Equipment Innovation Center in Shakopee, MN. The center is a $12 million, 135,000-square-foot facility. This center, focusing on the equipment design and manufacturing business promotes advanced research and development on seed treatment products, seed coatings, equipment and services to provide holistic agricultural solutions to customers around the world. “Our …

Agribusiness, Bayer

Bayer CropScience Celebrates Investments

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience this week celebrated two recent investment milestones: the completion of a $33 million office modernization project and the groundbreaking of Greenhouse 6, a $34 million research facility at its Research Triangle Park (RTP) headquarters. “The modern office at our North American Crop Protection and global Seeds headquarters in RTP reflects Bayer’s desire to play a leading role in …

Agribusiness, Bayer

American Agri-Women Drive Across America Support

John Davis

Syngenta is the latest sponsor to sign up to support American Agri-Women Drive Across America, joining several others including Bayer CropScience, the Renewable Fuels Association and AgriPulse in the five-month educational and advocacy tour. American Agri-Women (AAW), the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, is celebrating 40 years of advocating for agriculture with its “Drive Across America.” …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, American Agri-Women, Bayer, RFA

Industry Pleased with White House Pollinator Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

Last June, President Obama called for an interagency Task Force to create a Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. Tuesday, the Task Force released its strategy, under the joint leadership of EPA and USDA. Industry reaction to the plan, which outlines actions to be taken by more than a dozen other federal agencies and departments, …

ARA, Bayer, Bees, Environment, EPA, Government, NCGA, pesticides, pollinators

Bayer CropScience Teams with Flagship Ventures

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience today announced a new partnership with venture capital firm Flagship Ventures to invest in leading-edge agriculture companies and technologies. The partnership also includes an investment in Flagship Ventures Fund V, a $537 million venture capital fund that closed in March 2015. “Emerging challenges in agriculture are leading the industry in new and exciting directions,” said Liam Condon, chief …

Agribusiness, Bayer

Bayer Helps Growers CARE for Crops and Bees

John Davis

Bayer CropScience is continuing a program that helps growers and beekeepers collaborate to help feed a growing planet. With more than $15 billion dollars worth of crops in the U.S. pollinated by bees each year, the CARE program, now in its third year, reflects Bayer’s ongoing commitment to product stewardship, protecting natural resources, enhancing agricultural sustainability and promoting partnerships between …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees, pollinators

Reaching Out to Millennials Starts Locally

John Davis

Millennials have a lot of questions and concerns about agriculture, and it’s up to their age counterparts to help explain what modern farming is all about. One of the great “ag-vocates” for today’s farmers has been the Peterson brothers, whose YouTube video parodies of pop songs have reached millions in a fun way. Greg Peterson, who sat on the Millennial …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Bayer Issues Forum Shows Evolution of Innovation

John Davis

Agribusinesses are reaching more and more into the innovation realm to help farmers stay at the top of production and meet the needs of a growing world population. Some have even characterized the process as an “evolution of innovation.” “The ag companies, and in particular, Bayer, have been very good at innovation in the past, and we’re very good at …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research