Precision Ag News 9/21

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  • Shell Rotella is hosting the second annual SuperTractors virtual tractor beauty contest to celebrate National Farmer’s Day. Farmers throughout North America will have the opportunity to register their unique farm equipment starting on September 19 for a chance to win $250 dollars and 10,000 MyMilesMatter points as part of the SuperTractors competition. Fans can vote for their favorite tractor beginning October 1 and concluding October 11 once a day at mymilesmatter.com/supertractors/peopleschoice.
  • Traction Ag Inc., the first cloud-based farm management software that delivers financial solutions to growers across the midwest, announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding. The company will use this investment to bring added functionality and value to its integrated farm accounting and operations application.
  • Customers seeking cutting-edge biological seed treatment solutions will benefit from a global commercial and R&D collaboration announced between Syngenta Crop Protection’s Seedcare business and Bioceres Crop Solutions, a leader in biological crop productivity solutions.
  • Arva Intelligence announced its participation in three proposals selected for award by the USDA’s new initiative to fund sustainability and climate solutions in agriculture. The USDA publicized its investment of $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities funding pool.
  • Nutrien is sharing the amazing results growers get when applying ESN Smart Nitrogen to corn, commissioning artist Stan Herd to create a one-of-a-kind living billboard in an Iowa cornfield. Over a period of eight weeks, Herd created a crop art installation featuring ESN’s signature E.S. Nitrogen “granule guy” in a local grower’s field using corn grown with ESN fertilizer. Herd recently went “viral” as more than 3 million people tuned in to YouTube for his “Stranger Things” crop creation. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of our crop art installation.
  • Meristem Crop Performance announced that ag industry veteran Chris Reat has joined their team to expand business opportunities in Texas and across the southern US. He will seek to further boost Meristem’s portfolio of innovative solutions into new markets.
  • President Biden has signed an executive order launching a national biotechnology and biomanufacturing initiative that contains many provisions important to American soybean farmers, including actions that will support improved markets for biobased products, create greater access to biotechnology, and encourage research and development supporting the “bioeconomy,” or economic activity derived from biotechnology and biomanufacturing.
  • Three years of results from an eye-opening sustainability project in southwestern Wisconsin show that farmers who incorporate environmental practices that improve water quality and conserve soil can also benefit financially. Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance (LASA), a farmer-led watershed conservation group, released the latest results from an ongoing study of its nationally recognized sustainability project.
  • The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has rescheduled the Sept. 15, 2022, Conservation Practice Adoption Motivations data highlights release. The new release date is Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at 3 p.m. EDT. NASS is taking this action to provide additional time for data collection and increase response rates.
  • EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA), a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics, announced that EOSDA Crop Monitoring has been selected as “Yield Forecasting Solution of the Year” in the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global agricultural and food technology markets today.
  • The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has named Kelsey Litchfield of Rio, Illinois, as Agronomic Programs Coordinator. In her new role within the ISA Agronomy team, Litchfield will be working on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers by coordinating programs and implementing mission driven objectives.
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