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Bee Groups Embrace New EU Partnership
Beekeepers, scientists, policy-makers and other relevant parties are to set up a European bee partnership that could transform the way bee health is assessed in the EU. The pledge was the main outcome of a major scientific meeting held in Brussels yesterday entitled “Towards a European Bee Partnership” that was attended by more than 120 delegates from scientific organizations, EU bodies, researchers, beekeeper and farmers’ groups, and NGOs. The main focus of the meeting, held as part of the European Parliament’s annual Week of Bees and Pollination, was on how to improve the collection and sharing of data on bees.

HELM Agro US Hires John Bruce as Sales Manager for New Sales Territory
HELM Agro US, Inc. announced the hiring of John Bruce as Sales  Manager for the company’s newly created Eastern Corn Belt and Northeast sales territory. This new sales region was created to increase the level of customer service provided by HELM Agro US to its agricultural distributor and retail partners throughout the Midwest and Northeast. In this role, Bruce will be responsible for driving sales of the company’s crop protection portfolio and supporting its channel partners in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Wisconsin and New England.