8th Annual Bayer Ag Issues Forum

Chuck Zimmerman

After surviving an evening of entertainment with Jerrod Niemann (photos in album) the agricultural journalists gathered here in Kissimmee for the 8th annual Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum are up and at ’em for round two. I spoke with Beth Roden, Bayer CropScience Director of Communications, to find out about the history of the event and how it is going. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Taking a Look Back at Agriculture From the Future

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s pretend we’re in the future as in 2025 or 2050 and take a look back at agricultural production. Let’s do it with Rich Kottmeyer, Senior Executive and Global Agriculture & Food Production Leader, Accenture. That’s what we watched Rich do on stage during the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum and that’s what I asked him to do when we …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Technology

Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum

Chuck Zimmerman

Although I still have a couple of interviews to share from The Annual Meat Conference I have moved on down the agriblogging highway to Kissimmee, FL for the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum. Here are some of our ag journalists attending this annual pre-Commodity Classic program. We will be hearing from the leadership of Bayer who are talking about how …

Agribusiness, Bayer

Bayer CropScience Honors Cotton Growers for Yields

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience and FiberMax® cotton are looking for more members to join the FiberMax One Ton Club™. “More than 410 growers who’ve achieved 2,000 pounds of cotton to the acre on at least 20 acres, doing that with more than 27 varieties,” Jeff Brehmer, U.S. marketing manager for FiberMax, told attendees of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, highlighting the high yields …

Audio, Bayer, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

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Talia Goes

Food Tank Launches: Time to Change the Food System. The Agrisure Viptera insect control trait provides a solution to the aflatoxin issue. Bayer CropScience announces new collaboration with North Carolina State. Orthman Manufacturing named Nebraska’s “Manufacturer of the Year”.

Bayer, Food, Syngenta, Zimfo Bytes

Stoneville Offers Two New Cotton Varieties

Cindy Zimmerman

With weed resistance exploding across America’s farmland, Bayer CropScience has introduced two new Stoneville cotton varieties for 2013 that give cotton growers more tools to fight weed resistance and rotate herbicide chemistries on their farms. Steve Nichols, U.S. Agronomic Services Manager for Bayer CropScience, gave the media an overview of the new varieties during the Beltwide Cotton Conferences last week. …

Audio, Bayer, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

MS Technologies Collaborates to Innovate

Cindy Zimmerman

One company that was generating some buzz at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS 2012 and Seed Expo was MS Technologies, which made a name for itself a few years ago by collaborating Bayer CropScience on LibertyLink soybeans. At ASTA, MS Technologies was talking about two new projects – Enlist E3™ with Dow AgroSciences and another Bayer collaboration currently …

ASTA, Audio, Bayer, ZimmCast

Bayer Announces Bee Care Center at ASTA

Cindy Zimmerman

The seed may be first, but bees are still important when it comes to agricultural production and Bayer CropScience was pleased to announce plans for a new North American Bee Care Center during last week’s American Seed Trade Association expo. The company plans to break ground in February 2013 on the center which will serve as a gathering place for …

ASTA, Audio, Bayer, Seed

Bayer CEO at World Food Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience CEO Sandra Peterson gave one of the plenary addresses at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue on the topic of how to feed a growing population. “The one gift that eludes every single one of us, and especially those who are hungry, is time,” she said. “We have to feed nine billion people by 2050. We need to …

Audio, Bayer, Food, World Food Prize