Pivot Bio Releases 2023 Impact Report

Cindy Zimmerman

Since 2022, Pivot Bio customers have reduced carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions by over 932,000 metric tons (MT), according to the company’s 2023 impact report. The report looks back on 2023 and provides in-depth evidence demonstrating the critical role microbial nitrogen plays in permanent on-farm decarbonization. Last year alone, growers who used Pivot Bio products avoided the emission of more …

AgWired Precision, carbon, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability

Truterra Pays $21 Million to Farmers for Carbon Sequestration

Cindy Zimmerman

In the first three years of its carbon program, Land O’Lakes subsidiary Truterra has paid farmers more than $21 million for the sequestration and reduction of over 1.1 million metric tons of carbon. Along with these results, the Truterra® carbon program has seen significant growth in total acres enrolled. In 2023, total acres increased by 99% vs. 2022. In 2022, …

carbon, Farming, Sustainability

SAF Tax Credit Guidance Affirms Climate Smart Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Tuesday afternoon the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance on the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The guidance released today will “catalyze innovation in the aviation industry and incentivize the production of cleaner and more sustainable aviation fuels,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during a House …

ACE, Audio, carbon, Corn, cover crops, Ethanol, RFA, SAF

Ag and Food Summit Features SAF Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) was the topic of two panels at Monday’s “2024 Ag & Food Policy Summit: Revitalizing Rural Revenues” in Washington D.C. and there was a lot of discussion surrounding the GREET model, changes in the RFS, carbon sequestration, corn ethanol, and new feedstocks. Alder Renewables CEO Tim Obitts says agriculture holds the key to the future for …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Biofuels, carbon, Corn

Truterra Outreach to Under-served Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

In an effort to make sure all farmers have the opportunity to adopt climate smart practices and be rewarded for it, Truterra is reaching out to historically under-served producers with information about USDA’s Climate Smart Commodities Partnership project. Truterra Outreach and Partnership Liaison John Porter says under-served producers include racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, beginning farmers, and limited resource farmers. …

Audio, carbon, climate, Farming, Sustainability, USDA

RhizoSorb®Takes Off at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a year ago at Commodity Classic that Phospholutions introduced RhizoSorb® and this year they are ready to go full scale with a product that is the first proven fertilizer technology to reduce phosphorus use by 50% while preserving grower yields. “We just recently completed a life cycle analysis that shows we can reduce carbon emissions 45% compared to …

AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, Commodity Classic, Precision Agriculture

SD Paves Way for Pipeline Project to Move Forward

Cindy Zimmerman

The South Dakota Legislature this week gave a win to the proposed carbon pipeline projects in the state, passing a package of legislation that provides landowner protections and property tax relief to those affected, as well as preserves local zoning. The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB), South Dakota Corn Growers Association, South Dakota Soybean Association, and South Dakota Ethanol Producers …

Audio, carbon, Corn, Ethanol

Truterra Talks Climate Smart Programs at #Classic24

Cindy Zimmerman

Land O’Lakes sustainability subsidiary Truterra recently announced its 2024 sustainability programs and they were at Commodity Classic last week to talk to farmers about what they have to offer. “The financial assistance program is one of the first we’re able to roll out under the climate smart funding,” said Amber Leusink, Senior Manager for Programs and Grants with Truterra. “What …

Audio, carbon, Commodity Classic, Sustainability, USDA

DPH Bio Offers BioAgonomics™ to Redefine On-Farm Value

Cindy Zimmerman

At Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas this week, DPH Biologicals announced the expansion of its science-first, data-verified approach with a multi-year effort to quantify the comprehensive value potential of biologicals. “DPH Bio has been committed to science that yields results from day one. Based on multi-year field research and through collaborations with our partners, we aim to provide customers a …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Biologicals, carbon, Commodity Classic, Corn

Truterra Announces 2024 Programs and Expanded Eligibility

Cindy Zimmerman

Truterra is announcing programs for farmers to enroll in for 2024, with several new developments. Among the program options for enrollment is Truterra’s leading carbon program, which in just two years paid farmers more than $9 million for more than 462,000 metric tons of carbon benefits created through farming practices such as planting cover crops or reducing how often fields …

AgWired Precision, carbon, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Sustainability