Fluency Agent Advanced Helps Farmers CARE

Lizzy Schultz

The Bayer CARE initiative has been encouraging growers to be good stewards of the land for five years and now Bayer is making that goal more attainable with Fluency Agent Advanced, which was introduced by the company at Commodity Classic. In this interview, Bayer Seed Growth product manager Melissa Chu and Ron Reichert, application technology manager for Bayer Seed Growth, …

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Bayer Opens Arkansas and Illinois Research Stations

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern soybean growers will reap the benefits of an expanded breeding program from Bayer, which includes a $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station surrounded by 180 acres of research and showcase plots in Marion, Arkansas. Listen to or download complete announcement for Arkansas facility (link to program with names): Soybeans on the Mississippi Delta – THE Place To Be …

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New Bayer Cotton Breeding Station

Cindy Zimmerman

Southwest cotton growers will benefit from a new $16.7 million Bayer breeding and research station near Lubbock, Texas that celebrated its grand opening on March 9. The facility will focus on developing drought-resistant cotton varieties and traits for limited-input situations. Download high res ribbon cutting photo: Tom Speed, Bayer cottonseed and traits; Tim Timmis, Bayer project execution; Margaret Shields, US …

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Bayer #AgVocacy Forum 2017

Lizzy Schultz

AgVocates from around the country gathered in San Antonio February 28-March 1, 2017 for the Bayer AgVocacy Forum. This is the 12th consecutive year that Bayer has organized the forum before Commodity Classic to showcase individuals and ideas that are making a strong impact on the future of farming and food production. Also included in this post are links to …

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ZimmCast on Bayer-Monsanto Deal

Joanna Schroeder

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 & Monsanto Officials Discuss Merger Agreement

Joanna Schroeder

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:

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Bayer Holds #FutureFarming Dialogue

Joanna Schroeder

Bayer hosted about 200 international agricultural journalists this week in Leverkusen, Germany for a dialogue on #FutureFarming to discuss challenges in agriculture, innovation and sustainability. The event featured presentations from key Bayer CropScience division representatives and a forum of global agricultural initiatives and a panel discussion on a look ahead for agriculture in 2030. Bayer Future of Farming Dialog 2016 …

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Bayer Media Event at FPS

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer continued its tradition of holding a media luncheon the first day of Farm Progress Show to talk about what is new. Among those on hand to talk to the media this year were Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer North America; vice president of Agricultural Commercial Operations Marketing for Crop Science David Hollinrake; and Dr. Adrian Percy, Global …

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Update on Bayer Belt® Insecticide Status

Cindy Zimmerman

Earlier this month, an appeals board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) upheld the agency’s decision to cancel registration for Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide, marketed in the U.S. as Belt®, while still existing stocks to be sold by retailers or used by growers, but Bayer is continuing to evaluate its options going forward. In this interview, Bayer Industry Relations Lead Lee …