Ag Issues Forum Celebrates Ten Years

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It is a week of anniversaries here in Phoenix, AZ. ZimmComm New Media is still celebrating the 10th year of its founding, Commodity Classic is celebrating 20 years and Bayer CropScience is celebrating ten years of its pre-Classic Ag Issues Forum. I talked with Beth Roden, Bayer CropScience, about how the Forum has evolved over the last decade and as …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, ZimmCast

Bayer Inaugural Produce Innovation Award

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Bayer CropScience started a new award program at this year’s Ag Issues Forum – the Produce Innovation Award. The first recipient is Chalmers R. Carr III, owner and president of Titan Farms in Ridge Springs, S.C. A first-generation farmer, Carr manages 6,100 acres of peaches, peppers and broccoli on an operation that spans over 20 miles. His achievements in the …

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Bayer Young Farmer Sustainability Award

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Last night Bayer CropScience announced this year’s Young Farmer Sustainability Award Winner, Andrew Fansler. Andrew Fansler is a rare commodity these days—a first-generation farmer whose farming career was born from a passion for the soil, for growing things, and for the lifestyle and value system which are part of agriculture. Fansler is also the newly-minted winner of the 2015 Young …

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10th Annual Bayer Ag Issues Forum

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The 10th Annual Ag Issues Forum, conducted by Bayer CropScience, is underway in advance of this year’s Commodity Classic. I want to thank Bayer for making it possible for us to cover this event once again. Our first speaker is Jim Blome, President/CEO, Bayer CropScience LP. He has talked a little bit about his farm background and challenged attendees to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Technology, Video

Bayer CropScience Presents DiFlexx Herbicide

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Bayer CropScience announces the 2015 approval and registration of DiFlexx™ herbicide by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The strength of dicamba is evident, as is the need for a reliable crop safener. In 2013 trials, dicamba controlled 97 percent of broadleaf weeds in corn. That’s why corn growers will appreciate DiFlexx, which brings together dicamba and the highly effective CSI …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees

Bayer CropScience Gives $100,000 to Project Apis m.

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Every year, more than 1.7 million honey bee colonies are brought to California’s Central Valley to pollinate the vast expanses of almond orchards. Many bees arrive in the fall when little is in bloom to escape their native cold temperatures in anticipation of the world’s largest pollination event. Prior to and after the almond orchard’s bloom in late winter and …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees

Bayer Introduces New Soybean Varieties

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience today announced the introduction of 12 new CredenzTM soybean varieties featuring the LibertyLink® trait. The new varieties are specifically tailored for growers in the Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. regions and are available immediately for the 2015 growing season to help growers maximize performance and fight glyphosate-resistant weeds. The new varieties represent relief for growers in the south …

Bayer, Soybean, weeds

Bayer Seeking Bee Leader Nominations

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience is seeking nominations for its third annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes beekeepers and others who use their commitment and interest in honey bees for the benefit of their communities. “Honey bees play an important role in supporting our food supply, pollinating as much as a quarter of all plants consumed in the U.S. and …

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Bayer Encourages Comments on Neonic Benefits

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers and other stakeholders have only a few days left to comment on the EPA report about the “Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production” which finds little or no overall benefits. The comment period concludes on December 22. Dr. Becky Langer, Bayer CropScience Bee Care Program manager, says they developed a platform for people to comment on the …

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