Bayer Brings in Bloggers for Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

During the Ag Issues Forum ahead of Commodity Classic last week, Bayer Crop Science brought in a panel of bloggers for a session called “Welcome to MY World: Consumers and Growers Seek Common Ground,” a conversation between three bloggers. The panel answered questions such as “What do your followers want to hear, how are they getting their information, and how …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farming, Food, Social Media

Bayer Panel Buzzes About Bees

Kristin Liska

One of the most important topics discussed at the Ag Issues Forum was the buzz about bee health and what is being done to address declining bee colonies. One of the panelists was Laurie Adams, executive director of the Pollinator Partnership. Laurie stressed that collaboration between all parties is needed to protect all pollinators, including bees. Listen to my interview …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Cotton, pollinators

2014 Bayer Sustainability Award

Kristin Liska

During the ninth annual Ag Issues Forum last week, Bryan Boll of Minnesota was the recipient of the 2014 Bayer Young Farmer Sustainability Award. Bryan believes the key to sustainability is to look at your operation individually and see areas in which you can improve. I interviewed Bryan about the award and what sustainability means to him. Bryan is the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Sustainability, Video

Bayer Session on Year of Food and Farmers

Leah Guffey

One session at the Bayer Crop Science Ag Issues Forum last week called 2014 the “Year of Food and Farmers” talked about an upcoming National Geographic series and a documentary movie – both featuring agriculture. Dennis Dimick, Executive editor, Environment for National Geographic, shared their exciting plans for the eight-month series focused on food and agriculture, beginning in May. Dimick …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, USFRA

Bayer Develops Seed Treatment for SDS

Cindy Zimmerman

During the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum and Commodity Classic last week, Bayer was pleased to announced they have applied for EPA registration of ILeVO, the first seed treatment developed to address Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS). “We’re anticipating federal registration fourth quarter of 2014 for planting in 2015,” said Seed Treatments Product Manager Dave Byrum. Jennifer Riggs, Bayer SeedGrowth …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Seed, Soybean

Exciting Opportunities in Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

Just what does the world want from us? Sounds like a lot more food. This theme was consistently brought up in a lot of sessions during the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum last week. One of our opening speakers was David Hollinrake, vice president, ACO Marketing, Bayer CropScience LP. He told me, “The main theme of this week was really …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farming, Food

Agribusiness Needs More Young People

Chuck Zimmerman

Bringing new talent into an industry like agriculture and specifically a company like Bayer CropScience was a key theme that Inci Dannenberg wanted to discuss with ag media attending the 2014 Ag Issues Forum. I got to chat with her on my ZimmGlass. She is doing an interview with another ag journalist attending the Ag Issues Forum here in San …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Farming, Video

Julie Borlaug Corrects Biotech Misunderstandings

Chuck Zimmerman

You will really enjoy listening to Julie Borlaug, Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. She just spoke at the annual Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum, held prior to the Commodity Classic. She started her remarks by telling some entertaining anecdotes about her famous Grandfather Norman Borlaug. One that I enjoyed was when she was holding her baby he asked her, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Biotech, GMO

Bayer CropScience at NFMS

Anna Leigh Peek

Scott Hammon had a good week at the National Farm Machinery show visiting with happy customers who stopped by the Bayer CropScience booth. Hammon wanted to chat about Bayer’s Corvus pre-emergence herbicide, which he says one of the best-selling in the nation. “It has a low use, we are only using 5.6 ounces per acres,” said Hammon. Chuck and Cindy …

Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, National Farm Machinery Show