2021 AgDay

Precision Ag News 1/27

Carrie Muehling

  • Cotton Farmer Showcase is part of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project, which provides farmer-focused education and training events delivered by Soil Health Institute scientists, partnering with local soil health technical specialists and farmer mentors who have implemented successful soil health management systems. Sign up today to receive timely notifications and attend the conversations.
  • AgGateway and the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on initiatives to increase the seamless exchange of information in farm operations, supporting the goals of growers in managing and using farm data. The agreement allows the two global, non-profit organizations to share information as needed to pursue agreed-upon projects, and to share the rights for resources they develop together.
  • Heliae® Agriculture announced a new strategic collaboration with Rizobacter, a subsidiary of Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp., a global leader in sustainable solutions for agriculture.
  • Merge Marketplace, a new platform designed to connect organic producers with buyers of organic products, is now live. Buyers can list what they are in search of, while sellers can list their crops, livestock, and land. This new marketplace is hosted by Merge Organics, a consulting company that helps farmers establish organic, regenerative systems and field-level transparency to organic food supply chains. To mark the launch, Merge Marketplace is offering anyone who signs up before the end of January 2021, 90 days free access. With a subscription you get unlimited listings, and there are no fees associated with buying, sourcing or selling on Merge Marketplace.
  • CommoditAg has added Alta Seeds, the US brand for Advanta, as its newest product supplier. Expanding on its variety of seed products, CommoditAg now offers grain sorghum hybrids with seed treatment options to meet every farmers’ needs.
  • Precision Planting experts shared six planter upgrades and customizations that farmers can make to their existing planters to help them achieve a good stand and profitable crop in 2021 at the company’s 19th annual Winter Conference for farmers. Sessions from Precision Planting’s Winter Conference are available online as of Monday, Jan. 25. Farmers can visit planterexpert.com to learn more or find a Precision Planting dealer near them.
  • Deere & Company announced the companies that will be part of the 2021 cohort of the Startup Collaborator program. These startups are Nori, NVision Ag, Scanit, and Teleo. This program was launched in 2019 to enhance and deepen its interaction with startup companies whose technology could add value for John Deere customers.
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