Precision Ag News 4/22

Carrie Muehling

  • Registration is now open for Tech Hub LIVE in Indianapolis on July 20-21, 2022.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame recognizes the pioneers
    whose inventions, ideas, leadership and courage have contributed to the industry and our community’s quality of life. Submit your nomination at Nominations are open until June 17, 2022.
  • Two more leading agronomic professionals have joined Meristem Crop Performance, one of the fastest-growing crop input suppliers in America. Izaak Rathke becomes Meristem’s director of large farm business accounts and Jim Sitar becomes sales representative for the upper western Corn Belt.
  • Burger King and Cargill announce a partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the largest private conservation grant provider in the U.S., to support cattle ranchers committed to addressing climate change through regenerative agriculture practices in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. This five-year initiative with up to $5 million in funding, brings together two major beef brands dedicated to emissions reduction, reinforcing the important role beef and cattle play in helping the Great Plains thrive. The funding is expected to generate 1:1 matching contributions from NFWF, creating a total on-the-ground impact of up to $10 million.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its first-ever comprehensive workplan to address the decades-old challenge of protecting endangered species from pesticides. The plan establishes four overall strategies and dozens of actions to adopt those protections while providing farmers, public health authorities, and others with access to pesticides.
  • Ceres Imaging, the precision agriculture data analytics company that combines AI with remote sensing technologies to increase farm profits, has announced that its Field Disease Risk product will be made available to growers as part of Evergreen’s Agtrinsic platform.
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions is partnering with corn, cotton and wheat growers to generate sustainable outcomes through a new Sustainable Nitrogen Outcomes (SNO) program. Growers will receive compensation for credits generated when using a suite of products that can increase productivity and reduce nitrogen application by at least five percent overall. The deadline for enrollment is now May 31.
  • FieldReveal, LLC announced an operating agreement with AgWorks, LLC which deepens their already-strong partnership that was announced in early 2020. This operating agreement harnesses robust leadership experience from both companies and delivers to FieldReveal, a strengthened and unified management team that is highly focused on the ever-evolving needs of ag retail companies across the country.
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