Precision Ag News 10/6

Carrie Muehling

  • UPL Ltd. has announced that it has joined The Climate Pledge. UPL joins as the first signatory from the agricultural inputs, solutions, and technologies sector. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019, and it’s a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, and meet The Paris Agreement 10 years early. As of September 2021, The Climate Pledge has more than 200 signatories across 26 industries and 21 countries.
  • Join U.S. and EU government leaders for a transatlantic dialogue on the role of agricultural innovation in sustainable food systems. The event, hosted by the American Seed Trade Association and Euroseeds, will take place virtually on October 12.
  • New research from The Center for Food Integrity identifies driving factors of consumer acceptance or rejection of technology, providing farmers and other organizations with insights to advance the innovation crucial to U.S. agriculture and a safe, sustainable food supply.
  • Mercaris announced updates to the 2021 acreage analyzer for non-GMO and organic crops. The tool, which was released earlier in 2021, helps users track organic and non-GMO crops including corn and soybeans, as well as other organic crops such as wheat and oats.
  • National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Peters announced the installment of Jen Nelligan as the organization’s Chief Program Officer (CPO) and Karla Maldonado as its Chief Operations Officer (COO). These newly created positions reflect a realigned organization chart, effective October 1 with NACD’s 2022 Fiscal Year, to bolster support for NACD’s substantial portfolio of programs and membership services.
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