Industry News | 3-1-2021

Bayer to Divest Environmental Science Professional Business and Further Strengthen Leadership Team of Crop Science Division

Bayer has announced a series of decisions to accelerate the strategy implementation of its Crop Science division. In order to focus on its core agricultural business, this includes the intent to divest the company’s Environmental Science Professional business. It is a global leader offering environmental solutions to control pests, disease and weeds in non-agricultural areas such as vector control, professional pest management, industrial vegetation management, forestry, and turf and ornamentals.
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Corteva Halts Sale of FeXapan Dicamba Herbicide in U.S., Canada

Corteva Agrscience will no longer sell FeXapan brand dicamba herbicide in the United States and Canada, according to a Feb. 22 company statement. Instead, the company will focus on its Enlist platform, which is based on crops genetically modified to tolerate over-the-top applications of 2,4-D choline.
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Culver’s ‘Thank You Farmers’ Project Donations Hit $3 Million for FFA

Since creating the Thank You Farmers Project in 2013, Culver’s has raised $3 million to support agricultural education. The Thank You Farmers Project is about more than showing appreciation for the hard work of today’s farmers: It’s about ensuring we have enough food to serve our growing population by supporting agricultural education efforts that encourage smart farming. One way that Culver’s does this is by supporting FFA.
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Yara North America Launches Irrigation Solution for California Farmers

Yara North America has announced the launch of Farm Water Advisor, an irrigation solution that enables precise irrigation scheduling with no expensive hardware or additional costs, now offered free of charge for all California growers and advisors for immediate use. Made in partnership with The Weather Company, an IBM business, Farm Water Advisor uses a range of data, including field-specific weather and soil and irrigation system information, in order to provide hyper-local weather forecasts and recommend the best schedule for maximum yields.
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FEEDD Act Provides Grazing Flexibility for Farmers & Ranchers

A bipartisan bill that would allow farmers and ranchers to use cover crops during natural disasters to feed their livestock has been reintroduced into Congress. U.S. Reps. The Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters with Cover Crops Act (FEEDD Act) will provide farmers and ranchers emergency flexibility to help alleviate livestock feed shortages during planting seasons with high levels of prevent plant due to extreme moisture or drought. U.S. Department of Agriculture provided an administrative fix to the haying and grazing dates in 2019 and 2020 after urging from Congress.
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