New Podcast Compares Corn Ethanol with Carbon Markets

Cindy Zimmerman

“Corn Saves America” is the captivating title of the second installation of the podcast series from AEI Premium, the online community for agricultural decision makers. The new podcast explores agriculture’s role in environmental solutions, comparing and contrasting the rise of corn ethanol with today’s carbon markets. This season, hosts Sarah Mock, Brent Gloy, and David Widmar are back, along with …

carbon, Corn, Ethanol, Podcasts

USDA Grants Include Climate Smart Ag for Low Carbon Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly $75 million for 15 partner-led projects to address natural resource concerns on private lands. The projects include a $7.5 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project to secure farmers premier access to low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) markets based on their adoption of …

ACE, Audio, Biofuels, carbon, climate, Conservation, Corn, Ethanol, USDA

On a Mission to Find AgriTech Startups

Cindy Zimmerman

Good Company, Agoro Carbon Alliance, Strauss Israel, Smart Agro Fund, alongside LeumiTech, Meitar, ERB and AWS have launched their AgTech Mission seeking startups that re-envision how food and other agricultural products are grown, harvested, packaged, stored, transported, processed and sold. Startups may be focused on all sectors of the “operation system” of food – to be more efficient, sustainable and …

AgWired Precision, carbon, Technology

Hearing from Large Producers About Technology

Chuck Zimmerman

Former USDA Under Secretary and previous Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey gathered a group of large-acre farmers from around the state for a discussion about what they seeking in technology during last week’s Tech Hub LIVE conference in Des Moines. Joining Northey were Iowa farmers Scott Henry, LongView Farms; Kyle Mehmen, MBS Family Farms; and Ben Riensche, Blue Diamond …

AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, Farming, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

Sustainability in Focus at #TechHubLIVE

Cindy Zimmerman

With increasing interest and investment in sustainability up and down the agriculture value chain, each segment of the industry is finding its place as crop production practices evolve. During Tech Hub LIVE last week, CropLife Media Group Editor Paul Schrimpf moderated a group of key sustainability stakeholders who shared their perspectives on the state and future of sustainability practices, the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

Global Launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance

Chuck Zimmerman

Just recently Yara announced the commercial launch of the Agoro Carbon Alliance, a global business created for farmers to earn additional revenue through positive climate action. The company held a virtual launch event today which with participants from all over the world. The event featured speakers from all parts of the alliance including farmers who are adopting carbon cropping practices …

Agribusiness, carbon, Environment, Sustainability

Report Shows How U.S. Farmers Can Fight Climate Change

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report commissioned by Farm Journal Foundation finds U.S. farmers have the potential to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become part of the global solution to climate change. U.S. agriculture contributes about 10% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of the entire national economy, but farmers could greatly reduce those emissions if they were provided with the …

Audio, carbon, climate, Environment, Farm Journal, Farming, USDA

Yara Launches Agoro Carbon Alliance

Cindy Zimmerman

Crop nutrition solutions provider Yara today announced the commercial launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance, created for farmers to earn additional revenue through positive climate action. By adopting climate-positive practices, farmers can produce Farm Carbon Credits or climate-smart certified crops while helping to decarbonize food supply chains. Agoro Carbon puts farmers at the center of the solution by incentivizing and enabling …

carbon, Precision Agriculture, Soil