Bayer CropScience is heavily involved with agriculture policy issues. Cindy sat down with Ed Barron, Federal Relations and Policy director for Bayer CropScience, during their media event at the 2015 Farm Progress Show to find out what issues are important to them.
The first on his list was not surprising. Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and the government overreach from the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers is one issue agriculture is completely united on and it affects farmers throughout the country.
“Bayer CropScience is very focused on sustainability and the protection of waters. One example of that is a product we have developed called the Bayer Fluency Agent with our partners is a way to reduce dust by almost 100%.”
Ed also touches on the labeling bill for genetically modified ingredients. “Bayer thinks that if there is going to be labeling that you shouldn’t have different labels in different states. That will confuse consumers and farmers.”
Ed also touches on trade issues and Farm Bill implementation. Listen to Cindy’s complete interview with Ed here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/fps-bayer-policy.mp3″ text=”Interview with Ed Barron, Bayer CropScience”]