Precision Ag News 11/4

Carrie Muehling

  • American Farmland Trust has launched online access to the methods, tools, and training resources it used in developing case studies featuring soil health successful farmers in its Quantifying the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Soil Health project funded by a USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant.
  • AgroLiquid announced Nick Bancroft stepped into the role of chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2020. Nick’s promotion comes as current CEO and AgroLiquid founder, Troy Bancroft announces his plan to transition to a more strategic role as president of the AgroLiquid Board of Directors and member of the company’s leadership team.
  • Trimble announced it will match donations up to $100,000 USD in support of global poverty-fighting non-profit organization CARE and their She Feeds the World program during the month of November, 2020. Aiming to improve access to food and nutrition for 50 million women and youth, small-scale producers and their families, She Feeds the World supports programs and projects in more than 76 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Ag Leader announced enhancements to InCommand displays and its launch of guidance and steering products designed and built in-house to its year-round precision farming line-up.
  • Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced the appointment of prominent business leader Lara L. Lee to the Board of Directors.
  • The Natural Resources Conservation Service announced more than $14.6 million will be awarded to 24 projects to support the development of new systems, tools and technologies for production and conservation on agricultural lands.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Illinois Farm Bureau President Rich Guebert, Jr. that commits to continuing collaborative efforts that recognize agricultural environmental stewardship through improved communications and outreach.
  • Radicle Growth announced that MycoTechnology, Inc. has won the Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta and secured a $1 million investment and BlueNalu, Inc. was named the runner-up and has secured a $250,000 investment. Radicle and Syngenta Group, a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security, constructed this Challenge to uncover innovation and invest in two technology companies that are transforming the future of protein. The Challenge saw interest from across the globe with over 150 impressive applicants.
  • Due to scheduling changes, we will no longer offer the Nov. 5 or 19 session of the Water for Food Global Webinar Series. The “Innovations in Irrigation” session has been moved to Nov. 12. Register here.
  • The cloud-based DataConnect system that enables the exchange of machinery data between CLAAS, 365FarmNet and John Deere is now commercially available, with further partners to follow soon.
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