News & Events
Apr 25, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 25, 2017 — BASF has signed an agreement to acquire ZedX Inc., a leader in the development of digital agricultural intelligence. Headquartered in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, ZedX’s expertise lies in the development of agronomic weather, crop, and pest models that rapidly translate data into insights for more efficient agricultural production. With this planned acquisition, BASF strengthens its digital farming footprint and further invests in helping growers take advantage of big data generated in farming and beyond.
Apr 24, 2017
BASF Crop Protection recently celebrated Earth Day, a day that inspires and challenges people and companies alike to protect the environment. While Earth Day comes just once a year, at BASF, environmental sustainability is embedded in our culture and upheld every day by employees in our offices, production sites and fields across the country.
Apr 21, 2017
“Plan the work, work the plan.” This age-old adage rings true across any project in any industry. In farming, the plan outlines the important path from buying farm inputs to making harvest marketing decisions. When building a solid plan, a helpful first step is to evaluate successes — and challenges — from the past. Here are a few key learnings, broken down by state, from 2016 along with recommendations for 2017.
Apr 20, 2017
Have you ever heard someone speak disparagingly about the millennial generation? Defined as those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, millennials have been characterized as lazy, entitled and self-obsessed. However, based on recent surveys, millennials in farming are likely to make their predecessors proud.
Apr 13, 2017
Farmers are poised to be heroes in the life of the monarch butterfly, which has begun its yearly migration in the face of a dwindling habitat.
Apr 10, 2017
Growers have a love-hate relationship with weather. It can promote crop growth by supplying the right mixture of sun and rain, or it can devastate a field with ravenous winds and baseball-sized hail. Like it or not, Mother Nature has a hand in crop success.
Apr 04, 2017
Four students with their eyes on the future of agriculture and their hearts in the wheat industry received the Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship at the 2017 Commodity Classic.
Apr 04, 2017
This year, BASF partnered with the National Sorghum Foundation to seek answers to this question from college students. Abigail Arthaud of Keyes, Okla., and Cody Nedbalek of College Station, Texas, were up to the task and, as a result, were awarded the first ever National Sorghum Foundation – BASF Scholarship.
Mar 27, 2017
When passion and investment come together, dreams come true. Each year, BASF and the American Soybean Association (ASA) help make those dreams possible with the Soy Scholarship. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an exceptional high school senior who thrives in both academics and leadership roles.
Mar 27, 2017
From the corn fields of Iowa to the plains of Texas, the U.S. is filled with young individuals with their eyes on a future in agriculture. With this abundance of talent in young ag, the responsibility falls on the industry to provide them with the tools necessary to secure this future. At the 2017 Commodity Classic, stellar graduate and undergraduate students came together to receive the William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture scholarship from the National Corn Growers Association in partnership with BASF.
Mar 23, 2017
During the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, hundreds of monarch butterflies descended near the convention center in Hemisfair Park – but they were walking, not flying. More than 275 children earned their monarch wings and donned butterfly face paintings at the Monarchs, Milkweed and Migration event on March 3.
Mar 21, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 21, 2017 – BASF today announced the completion of its Beaumont, Texas, facility expansion, the only dicamba manufacturing facility in the U.S. for the agriculture industry. The Beaumont site received more than $270 million in capital improvements in the last three years, making it BASF’s largest agricultural products facility investment in company history. In addition, BASF has invested more than $290 million in its eight other North American agricultural products production sites and facilities that support its agricultural business, helping to provide solutions for growers and contributing to the economic development of the communities it serves.