Bayer Allows Belt Decision to Stand

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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

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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 …

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Bayer Invests in United Fresh Start Foundation

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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

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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 …

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Reaction to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

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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 …

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Regulatory Issues Top Bayer Legislative Priorities

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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

ZimmCast on Big Bayer-Monsanto Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

After months of negotiations, Bayer AG and Monsanto Company today signed a definitive merger agreement to create a “Global Leader in Agriculture.” The $128 per share all-cash transaction, represents a 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders and an aggregate value of $66 billion – so it’s a really big deal. Following a one hour global press conference, Liam Condon of …

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Bayer and Monsanto Officials Discuss Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Officials with Bayer AG and Monsanto Company held a press conference this morning on the announced merger agreement. Participants in the press conference included Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer AG; Hugh Grant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto (both pictured here); and Liam Condon, head of the Crop Science Division. Download and listen here: Most of Q and A:

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

#IFAJTour16 – Episode 12 – Bayer Phytobac

Chuck Zimmerman

Here is my final episode in a series from tour stops during the 2016 IFAJ Congress in Germany. In this program David Lembrich, Product Stewardship Manager at Bayer gives us an overview of the Bayer Phytobac system. This is a system Bayer has created to prevent contamination of surface waters. An example would be a crop protection products. Any pesticides …

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