Traction Launches New Accounting Solution For Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Traction™ announced today the launch of a new cloud-based farm accounting application. This first release gives farmers an easy way to manage their day-to-day cash accounting transactions from any connected device including phones and tablets. Until now, farmers have had to choose between non-farm specific applications or legacy desktop software to manage financial information and overall farm profitability. The challenge …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Farming

COVID Relief Bill Passes with Help for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural groups and farm state lawmakers are pleased that the new COVID relief package passed by Congress last night includes help for producers excluded from previous aid legislation. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) says relief includes the Paycheck Protection Program for Producers Act. “The bill also includes funding to allow the Department of Agriculture to provide additional assistance to ag producers …

Audio, Biofuels, Dairy, Ethanol, Farming, Food, NCBA, Poultry

COVID Deal Includes Previously Excluded Ag Sectors

Cindy Zimmerman

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) says the latest COVID relief deal moving through Congress this week has new provisions to provide help for food and agriculture sectors impacted by the pandemic restrictions. In addition to a 15 percent increase in benefits for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for six months, Peterson pointed specifically to the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Farming, Food

Benson Hill Expands Soybean Processing with Rose Acre Farm

Cindy Zimmerman

Benson Hill is collaborating with family-owned Rose Acre Farms to optimize its soybean processing capacity in Seymour, Indiana, and build out the supply chain for high-protein, high-oleic, low anti-nutrient soybeans. The partnership opens a new pipeline for plant protein ingredients and supports Benson Hill’s plans to scale soybean production and grower relationships. This collaboration will allow local growers to tap …

Farming, Feed, Food, Soybean

Water for Food Podcast – Episode 4

Cindy Zimmerman

The fourth episode of the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast features a woman who is literally in the backyard of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Meghan Sittler is Director of the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, located about 15 minutes from downtown Lincoln, which focuses on conservation of the tallgrass prairie …

Audio, Conservation, Farming, Podcasts, Water, Water for Food

Sand-to-Soil Technology Could Help Achieve Food Security

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae Development, LLC and Agricola Cerro Prieto (ACP) have just announced findings of a year-long water retention trial, revealing a major advancement in transforming sand to soil, which could lead to greater food security, improved nutrition and more sustainable agriculture The significance of global warming and climate change on global food production cannot be overestimated. The goal to end hunger, …

AgWired Precision, Farming, Food, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Sustainability

Nebraska Farmer Beats Own Dryland Soybeans Record

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second time in three years, Jimmy Frederick of Rulo, Nebraska has set a new world record for rain-fed soybeans, producing 148.8 bu/acre over a five acre area on his farm, topping his previous record of 138 bu/A set in 2018 in the very same field. Supported by root systems resembling those of “baby trees,” Frederick described a typical …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Soybean

Heliae® Agriculture Offering Soil Productivity Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae® Agriculture will offer an in-depth two-day soil health webinar on November 17th and 18th on Rethinking Soil Productivity to showcase soil health opportunities for farmers in every geography. “Soils are becoming severely degraded. It’s our mission at Heliae® Agriculture to help change that and provide growers with returns that deliver more than yield,” says Heliae President and CEO, Eric …

AgWired Precision, Farming, Nutrition, Precision Agriculture, Soil

Benson Hill Raises Funding to Grow Food Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

St. Louis-based Benson Hill has just closed a $150 million Series D funding round led by Wheatsheaf Group and GV (formerly Google Ventures) to scale its commercial operations and its platform food innovation engine CropOS™ across multiple food and ingredients markets. The company’s leading food innovation engine CropOS™ taps nature’s genetic diversity to develop and commercialize healthier and more sustainable …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Farming, Food, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Farmobile Announces Farmobile Index for Harvest

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural data company Farmobile LLC today announced the release of the Farmobile Index for Harvest — a crop progress and benchmarking tool that provides daily, state-level crop insights as corn and soybeans are harvested. Users can view total aggregated harvested acres/yield for an individual state or a group of states and chosen date ranges. Uniquely crowd-sourced by and for the …

AgWired Precision, data, Farming, Harvest, Precision Agriculture