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Stine Racing welcomes LibertyLink® Soybeans to ARCA Racing Program

ADEL, IOWA — April 9, 2008

Get ready for another exciting collaboration between Stine Seed Company and Bayer CropScience. Only this time it's not in the fields; it's on the racetrack!

To promote the collaborative efforts of Stine and Bayer CropScience to bring LibertyLink® soybeans to market in 2009, LibertyLink® soybeans will be featured prominently on the #46 car of Clement Racing at key races in the ARCA/ReMax series this season.

"We are extremely excited to have Stine LibertyLink® soybeans coming to market, and what better way to get the word out than through our racing program?" says David Thompson, Director of Marketing for Stine. "We've received an overwhelmingly positive response to both our LibertyLink® soybean collaboration and the sponsorship of the #46 Clement Racing Ford Fusion. With the combination of the two elements, soybean growers can look forward to an exciting year!"

LibertyLink® soybeans are being developed in high-yielding, strong-performing, elite germplasm that will be available from Stine Seed Company. This means growers can count on having access to varieties that have been adapted widely, and have demonstrated yield and agronomic performance as good as or better than the best available commercial checks.

"We are truly privileged to be in partnership with Stine, which provides the industry with genetics that are well-known and highly respected," says Andy Hurst, Bayer CropScience product manager for Liberty®, Ignite®, and Rely® herbicides and herbicide tolerant traits (HTT).

"The LibertyLink® technology will give soybean growers a new choice for managing their acres the way they want to, both now and in the future," he adds.

The #46 Stine LibertyLink® Soybeans Ford Fusion is owned by ARCA/REMAX series denizen, Larry Clement of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and is driven by Matt Carter.

To learn more about the Stine Racing Team, check race schedules and order Stine Racing Team merchandise, visit the new Web site, www.stineracing.com.

For additional information about LibertyLink® soybeans, growers can contact their local Bayer CropScience representative, or call 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937).

For more details on the ARCA/ReMax racing series, visit the ARCA web site at www.arcaracing.com.

About Bayer CropScience

The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.7 billion (2006), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 17,900 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news are available at: www.newsroom.bayercropscience.com.

Bayer forward-looking statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports, which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

About Stine Seed Company

Stine Seed Company, headquartered near Adel, Iowa, is an industry-leading seed company focused on developing and marketing the world's best performing corn and soybean seed.

For nearly four decades, Stine’s soybean research program has been regarded as the soybean genetics supplier of choice to the seed industry. In addition, Stine has research efforts aimed at breeding and development of its own proprietary corn inbreds and hybrids.

About Clement Racing

Clement Racing is owned by Iowa native Larry Clement, and is headquartered in Statesville, North Carolina. The team is a nine-time series points champion in the ARCA RE/MAX series. Clement Racing’s corporate sponsors include Stine, Fort Dodge Animal Health, The Hantz Group, and Nu South Lemonade.

For more details on the ARCA RE/MAX racing series, visit the ARCA Web site at www.arcaracing.com.

Members of the media wishing to contact Stine should contact:

David Thompson
(515) 677-2605
dpthompson@stineseed.com