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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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...