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Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on First TIME100 Climate List

Cindy Zimmerman

Land O’Lakes, Inc. President and CEO Beth Ford was included on the inaugural TIME100 Climate list announced this week, recognizing the 100 most innovative leaders driving business climate action. The list was curated from nominations and recommendations made by industry leaders and partner organizations, assessing the candidates on a variety of factors, including recency of action, measurable results, and influence. …

AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, NAFB, regenerative ag

Groundwork BioAg Launches Rootella Carbon™ Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Groundwork BioAg® has just announced the global launch of the Rootella Carbon™ program, based on mycorrhizal carbon which leverages mycorrhizal fungi for carbon dioxide removal. Rootella Carbon harnesses the power of Rootella® – highly effective mycorrhizal inoculants that are proven to sequester significant amounts of carbon in cropland (1-4 tCO2eq/acre annually). This innovative, Verra-certified program represents a transformative approach to …

AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, Precision Agriculture, Soil

California Dairies and DSM Venturing Invest in Athian

Cindy Zimmerman

Athian has completed its seed funding round with investments from two strategic partners: DSM Venturing, the corporate venture arm of Royal DSM, and California Dairies, Inc. (CDI), the largest dairy farmer-owned cooperative in California and second largest in the United States. Athian is the world’s first carbon marketplace for the livestock sector and this investment advances global acceptance of its …

Animal Agriculture, carbon, Dairy

Truterra Launches Sustainability Services

Cindy Zimmerman

Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes cooperative, is announcing the launch of Truterra™ sustainability services, a comprehensive suite of agronomic and financial resources designed to meet farmers where they are at every stage of their sustainability journey and to encourage adoption of regenerative farming practices by working to remove one of the biggest barriers to practice change – …

carbon, Sustainability

Truterra and SWCS Research Shows Cover Crops’ Value

Cindy Zimmerman

Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., and the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) have just announced preliminary findings from the first of a three-year on-farm trial to evaluate the use of cover crops to build soil health, reduce erosion, sequester carbon and improve return on investment. The research was conducted across more than 2,400 acres in …

AgWired Precision, carbon, Conservation, cover crops, Soil, Water

Seed Industry and Sustainability Demands at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

Wednesday’s general session at the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo on Wednesday focused on the opportunities and challenges for the Seed Industry and Sustainability Demands. Tristan Brown with the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Kerry Trombley of Marathon Petroleum, and Honeywell’s Kevin O’Neil discussed how governments and corporations are increasingly leading with climate-smart and sustainability initiatives and what …

ASTA, Audio, Biofuels, carbon, Seed, Soil, Sustainability

GreenPoint Ag Embracing Data Challenges

Cindy Zimmerman

“Advancing Agribusiness: Embracing the Challenges Ahead” was the title of the keynote address at this week’s AgGateway Annual Conference presented by Jeff Blair, President and CEO of GreenPoint Ag, a retail operation serving farmers across 10 southern states. Based in Decatur, Alabama, GreenPoint Ag operates 114 retail and wholesale agronomy locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, …

AgGateway, Agribusiness, Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Research Reveals Farmer Concerns About Carbon Markets

Cindy Zimmerman

Are farmers ready for carbon markets – or not? That was the question that Farm Journal’s Trust In Food™ set out to answer in its inaugural “Ready or Not? Ag Carbon Markets and U.S. Farmers” report, highlighting perspectives from 500 U.S. row crop producers on pathways and barriers to participating in carbon ecosystems. The answer? “Not quite yet,” according to …

carbon, Farm Journal, Farming

BetterSoil Alliance Welcomes New Partners

Cindy Zimmerman

The BetterSoil Alliance is pleased to welcome two new partners – Ceres Imaging and Phytech – to help support the California almond industry in the pursuit of improving water productivity, soil health, and lowering carbon footprint. Since its inception last fall by Yara North America and Heliae® Agriculture, the Alliance has established a framework for evaluating soil chemical, physical, and …

carbon, Soil, specialty crops, Sustainability, Water

Carbon A List and Partners Receive USDA Climate-Smart Grant

Cindy Zimmerman

Carbon A List, partnering with Danone North America and others, has been awarded $70 million by the USDA Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities initiative. As one of the 14 high-investment projects, the partners will use the awarded funds to transform the farmer-to-consumer supply chain with implementation of climate-smart projects and infrastructure investments. The five-year collaborative program allows project partners to …

carbon, Farming, USDA