Global briefings – No gain, no pay


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Download PDF Leading agchem giants Bayer and BASF both announced plans at their global press briefings to introduce outcome-based pricing. CPM was there to push them to explain. If you don’t get the outcome, the price you pay is lower, if you get more we share in the upside. By Tom Allen-Stevens If you’ve ever bought a crop input and hadn’t received the expected yield or productivity benefit, you’d probably wish you didn’t have to pay for it. But surely that won’t ever happen? Well now it is, and it’s closer than you might think. Two of the world’s leading crop protection companies, Bayer and BASF, have both announced plans to introduce “outcome-based pricing”. These were unveiled to the world’s press at separate events this autumn – Bayer’s Future of Farming Dialogue at their headquarters near Monheim, Germany, and BASF’s Media Event at Nunhem in the Netherlands. “Imagine a world where Bayer makes a recommendation to a grower and, for example guarantees a certain amount of yield, and we get paid according to whether or not that prediction comes true,” said president of Bayer’s crop science division Liam Condon. “This wasn’t possible in the past because no one had the…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...