Precision Ag News 8/19

Carrie Muehling

Corn and soybeans in Iowa have been particularly impacted by the recent derecho. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will collect harvested acreage information for both crops in Iowa in preparation for the September 11 Crop Production report. These additional data will help to better assess the full impact. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will publish updated …

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U.S. Court Rules for Farmobile in Farmers Edge Lawsuit

Cindy Zimmerman

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled in favor of Farmobile in an appeal brought by Farmers Edge, which had sued Farmobile and its founders for breach of explicit or implicit contract, breach of duty of loyalty, and misappropriated trade secrets. The action was brought against Farmobile founders Jason Tatge, Farmobile CEO, Heath Gerlock and Randy Nuss, in …

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Trial Set to Resolve Farmobile Lawsuit Against Farmers Edge

Cindy Zimmerman

The Federal Court of Canada has set April 19, 2021 as the final trial date to resolve the patent dispute between Kansas-based agricultural data company Farmobile and Canadian company Farmers Edge Inc. Farmobile is seeking over $20 million (CAD) in damages and an injunction prohibiting Farmers Edge from using the infringing technologies. In the lawsuit, Farmobile claims that Farmers Edge’s …

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Precision Ag News 8/12

Carrie Muehling

AgBiome announced Dr. Marijn Dekkers as the company’s newest advisor. Dr. Dekkers is the founder and chairman of Novalis LifeSciences, an investment and advisory firm for the Life Science industry. He formerly served as the CEO of Bayer AG, and before that, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. He supports AgBiome as an industry advisor and board observer. Pollinators substantially help many …

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Precision Ag News 8/5

Carrie Muehling

Valley Irrigation has acquired PrecisionKing, a Mississippi-based ag tech company with products focused on moisture monitoring, pump control and remote sensing, especially of flood irrigation. Greg Crawford has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hocking International Laboratories effective August 1, 2020. CropTrak, a global leader in food industry digitalization and Growers Insight, the farm-to-food innovation planning and implementation experts, …

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Precision Ag News 7/29

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK, Inc. announced Lora Wright will be joining the Board of Directors in a new at large position. Wright brings more than 20 years of animal agricultural industry and technology experience to her new role. The Soil Health Institute is virtually offering Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture, July 30 and July 31, 2020. If you haven’t registered and …

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Precision Ag News 7/22

Carrie Muehling

The National Association of Conservation Districts announced the award of $6.5 million in new technical assistance grants to nearly 400 conservation districts in 36 states and territories. Agriculture may now have another solution to positively impact climate change thanks to a new initiative launched by Bayer. Beginning this month, Bayer will start rewarding farmers in Brazil and the U.S. for …

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Precision Ag News 7/15

Carrie Muehling

American Farmland Trust, a national leader in protecting agricultural land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land, will join forces with Sand County Foundation to present the Leopold Conservation Award® Program. AgLaunch and Farm Journal are pleased to open applications for the 2nd Row Crop Challenge to select leading startup companies addressing the biggest problems in …

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Advanced Biological Marketing Launches New Product

Cindy Zimmerman

Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural biologicals, is launching a new product for 2021. This product is ABM’s first non-living biological seed treatment – a metabolite, derived from Trichoderma, which the company says has consistently provided increased yields in numerous field trials. It will also be available as an in-furrow application. It provides superior …

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Precision Ag News 7/8

Carrie Muehling

Field to Market recognized the Soil Health Institute‘s Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Project on June 24 during its annual Plenary and General Assembly Meeting, recognizing this outstanding cross-sector partnership for advancing continuous improvements in sustainable outcomes for U.S. commodity agriculture. Ag Leader stated its high-speed, high-accuracy planting system SureSpeed, is now available to order through its dealer network. The …

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