NAMA Fall Conference

Precision Ag News 7/27

Carrie Muehling

  • Conference registration is now open for ASTA’s CSS & Seed Expo 2022, December 5-8 in Chicago. A time-honored tradition each December, this year’s event will be the last year in Chicago, where it has been held since 1946. Visit the conference webpage for the latest agenda details and to register.
  • BIO is hosting the Impact Ag & Environment Conference, in-person for the first time in two years, in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 19-21, 2022. Headlined by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, the event will convene leaders across the bioeconomy whose cutting-edge companies are using science to tackle some of our world’s most pressing challenges—from food security to climate, supply chains to energy security, and more.
  • Leading industry associations have launched the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition to advance federal policy initiatives that foster growth toward a circular economy based on innovative products derived from agricultural commodities. Founding Coalition members include: American Farm Bureau Federation; American Soybean Association; Corn Refiners Association; Growth Energy; National Association of State Departments of Agriculture; National Corn Growers Association; National Hemp Association; and Plant Based Products Council.
  • The National Corn Growers Association has launched a call-to-action asking advocates to submit comments to EPA in response to the recent announcement that they are revising the registration for atrazine. On June 30, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that they are amending the registration of this well-studied herbicide that allows farmers to do more with less. The new level of concern for atrazine will vastly reduce the herbicide’s effectiveness, hindering farmers’ ability to utilize this critical tool.
  • As news broke that Florida’s citrus industry ended this year’s growing season with its lowest production in eight decades, an unlikely union has formed between two University of Florida startup companies to help reverse the trend. By combining expertise in precision agriculture with leading-edge aerospace technology, the two companies housed in one of UF’s business incubators, Agriculture Intelligence and Satlantis, believe they can offer a powerful tool to help the state’s growers more closely monitor their trees and manage problems faster.
  • Aerobotics has launched a new yield management platform for growers to help them with measuring, managing and protecting their yields every season. Growers will now be able to gain an accurate view of their yields and take action – a state-of-the-art technology that no one offers in terms of accuracy of the information on irrigation management, fertilizer spreading, and yield sizing, and counting.
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