Source: Bayer CropScience

Producing enough food to feed a fast-growing world population in a sustainable fashion is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. Bayer CropScience, a global leader in crop protection, brought together leading experts to discuss this and other critical topics at its annual Ag Issues Forum, which was held March 1-2 in Tampa, Fla.

The event was attended by more than 70 editors, broadcasters and leaders representing the soybean, corn, wheat and citrus industries. Over the course of the two days the group heard from speakers ranging from a former U.S. secretary of agriculture to the controversial director of the documentary, Food, Inc.

"Of course, it's impossible to provide answers to every challenge facing agriculture in just two days," said Mike Deall, vice president of marketing for Bayer CropScience. "But the intent of this forum was to lay out the facts about the state of U.S. agriculture today for a healthy discussion, and we that we certainly did." 

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