Meet the Freshman Series: Congressman Bob Gibbs, 18th District of Ohio
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Jim Blome, Pres & CEO Bayer CropScience
Challenged to enhance sustainability and increase productivity, the crop industry continues to search for new scientific benchmarks to meet the growing demand for food, fiber and fuel. Jim Blome, President and CEO of Bayer CropScience says the company is heavily invested in discovering new benchmarks in genetics, conventional plant breeding, biologics, and crop protection. Blome says the crop science industry needs consistent and predictable domestic and global regulatory system to give farmers access to new innovations in the industry.
This special six-part series addresses the important political changes impacting American agriculture and rural America:
As the first member of the House Ag Committee from Connecticut since 1907, Joe Courtney has an opportunity to work for his district's agricultural interests many of his predecessors didn't. In this interview, he talks with Agri-Pulse's Spencer Chase about the committee's learning curve and Connecticut's GMO labeling bill, the first such legislation in the nation.