#IFAJ2016 Tour – Bayer Forward Farming – Part 1

Chuck Zimmerman 1 Comment

Welcome to a series of presentations on the work that Bayer CropScience is doing at its Monheim, Germany headquarters and in farms affiliated with their ForwardFarming initiative which demonstrates sustainable farming in practice. In line with Bayer’s mission “Science for A Better Life”, Bayer CropScience is committed to delivering innovative solutions to further promote sustainable agriculture. I’ll be posting these …

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Bayer Spotlights Sustainability at #IFAJ2016

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While the rest of the world is talking about Bayer’s bid to buy Monsanto, many representatives of the company are busy in Germany helping international journalists learn more about them and their sustainability efforts. Dr. Helmut Schramm, Managing Director for Bayer CropScience Deutschland, was on a panel talking about sustainability at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress in …

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Red Hot Marys at #IFAJ2016

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Sometimes you get a pleasant surprise during an IFAJ Congress dinner. That happened during the welcome dinner at this year’s event. Apparently Karneval is a big deal in Germany: “Karneval” is German MARDI GRAS! Right on the heels of Oktoberfest time, the German Mardi Gras season begins on November 11th and ends with Ash Wednesday, usually in February or March. …

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EPA Officials See Spray Drift Equipment in Action

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Around three dozen U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff recently visited a working research farm in Queenstown, Maryland to see first-hand demonstrations of the latest sprayers and pieces of equipment. Organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), the goal of the event was to demonstrate the voluntary steps and emerging technologies that the …

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#Biobased2016 Helps Build Demand for #Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

Lewis Bainbridge is a farmer from South Dakota who serves on the United Soybean Board and is one of the stars of a new video touting the benefits of biobased products for the nation – Red, White and Biobased. “That video is a neat tie-in to show different partnerships,” he told me during the Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue this week in …

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Novus International – Helping Feed Tomorrow for 25 Years

Jamie Johansen

A mission to “make a clear difference in sustainably meeting the growing global needs for nutrition and health” has lead Novus International to pledge commitment to customers and global stakeholders through a Triple-S Bottomline: solutions, service and sustainability. That commitment began 25 years ago and we helped their team celebrate last week at their headquarters in St. Charles, MO. Novus …

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It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

Chuck Zimmerman

Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Syngenta and Growth Energy are working together for the fourth consecutive year with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value …

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Global Business Climate Remains Slow for Ag Machinery

Lizzy Schultz

Results from the latest Agrievolution Business Barometer survey are showing that, while the global downturn in the agricultural machinery industry seems to have stabilized, global recovery is not in sight for the next six months, and the sector may stay at current low levels. The survey found that the global business climate index is back to the low level of …

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ONE International Welcome Dinner

Jamie Johansen

There is never a disappointing moment when you attend an Alltech event and ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is hitting the mark. A favorite for many is the International Welcome Dinner which featured world-class entertainment, premier dining and international networking opportunities. This year we again heard from the legendary, Dr. Ronan Tynan, along with Dr. Everett McCorvey, Cynthia Lawrence, Gregory …

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Blue Angels Come Home to Pensacola

Chuck Zimmerman

At a time when there are so many negative, anti-American,ignorant and immoral stories circulating in news and social media it only takes about 30 seconds to get a very different feeling than that of frustration and anger. The video below is of the Navy’s Blue Angels returning home to Pensacola after a show in St. Louis, MO. I got lucky …

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