Precision Ag News 5/31/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • Des Moines will once again host the third annual Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo, bringing together tech-enabled, data-driven agriculture practitioners for a groundbreaking conference, July 24-26 at the Iowa Events Center. Tech Hub LIVE, powered by CropLife Media Group™, will kick off with a 1990s-themed welcome party, sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, on July 24 at 5:30 pm. Just prior to the reception, Tech Hub LIVE has announced the inaugural meeting for Women in Ag Tech on July 24 starting at 2:00 pm. Click here for registration and more information.
  • UPL Ltd. has announced a partnership with Biome Makers to use the BeCrop® Test technology in a series of global trials across multiple locations and cropping systems to gain further insights into its inputs’ modes of action. The data received from these trials will guide future product development and allow growers to make more informed decisions about their farming practices.
  • Farmers for Soil Health recently received $13.6 million in grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help farmers who plan to enroll in the program later this year. The grants, a key component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $95 million Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities, will offer personal, on-the-ground technical support to farmers in 19 states. Farmers for Soil Health is a collaboration between the National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board and United Soybean Board with the goal to advance conservation practices to improve soil health across the U.S., including doubling cover crop acres in the U.S. to 30 million acres by 2030.
  • The Nebraska Water Center Fall Water Conference will be held again this year. On October 3 and 4, we’ll gather in Omaha to discuss the management of water resources in urban Nebraska. The conference will look to learn from the past in order to prepare for the future.
  • Producer engagement and collaboration with researchers is critical to a successful global transition to climate-smart agriculture. The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) and AgMission™ partners awarded a $394,000 grant to the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) to develop a novel farmer-driven methodology to consult producers on a global scale and collect unique data and insights on their climate-smart agriculture needs and expectations. AgMission is an initiative co-created by FFAR and the World Farmers’ Organisation to develop and implement climate-smart agriculture solutions.
  • AGCO Corporation has announced plans to transform its Jackson, MN, customer facility into the home of its Fendt® brand in North America. Upon its grand opening in early 2024, a new customer experience center, called the Fendt Lodge, will become the brand’s center for customer visits, launch events, dealer meetings, factory tours, and corporate gatherings.
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