Farmers Receive $1.2 Million from CarbonNOW®

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Over 40 farmers around the country are celebrating the rapid receipt of over $1.2 million in carbon payments, upfront on a per-acre basis through CarbonNOW®, a globally recognized carbon farming program from Locus Agricultural Solutions® (Locus AG). Farmers received the initial compensation within 8 months of joining CarbonNOW, making it the fastest prepayment from any agricultural carbon farming program. “It’s important …

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Soiltech Wireless at Tech Hub LIVE

Chuck Zimmerman

Soiltech Wireless has just completed its seed funding round of $2.5 million and this week the company is exhibiting at Tech Hub LIVE in Indianapolis. “These funds will help us accelerate growth,” said Ehsan Soltan, Soiltech Founder and CEO. “We have worked hard to prove the concept, enhance the product, and demonstrate value to our customers. Now that we have …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

Yara Alabama Incubator Farm Explores Soil Health

Cindy Zimmerman

Yara’s new Incubator Farm in Auburn, Alabama is focused on exploring practical approaches to managing and positively impacting soil health. The 80-acre farm, located on the EV Smith Research Station in partnership with Auburn University, will implement three different sets of soil health management and crop nutrition programs utilizing established techniques such as cover crops, minimum tillage and 4R nutrient …

AgWired Precision, Farming, Food, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Technology

Yield10 Bioscience Offers Winter Camelina Contracts

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, today announced an open enrollment program for growers for contract production of winter Camelina. Farms located in Montana and Idaho, as well as southern Alberta (Canada) and Saskatchewan (Canada) are eligible to participate in the program. One of Yield10’s primary goals is to establish Camelina as a revenue generating winter cover crop that …

Biofuels, Farming

House Ag Republicans Introduce Farm Input Costs Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn “GT” Thompson and GOP members this week introduced H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture production and provide immediate relief to families across the country. Congressman Thompson was joined by more than …

Audio, Farming, Fertilizer, Food

Agoro Carbon Alliance Pays Over $9 Million in 1st Year

Cindy Zimmerman

Agoro Carbon Alliance has distributed more than $9 million in payments to U.S. farmers and ranchers in its first year, according to company officials. “We are extremely proud of the company’s success in the first year,” said Agoro Carbon interim CEO, Elliot Formal. “We have connected with farmers and ranchers throughout the U.S., and look forward to our carbon journey …

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Truterra’s 2022 Carbon Program Open for 2nd Enrollment

Cindy Zimmerman

Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, has announced the opening of an additional signup period for its 2022 carbon program. Truterra had its initial enrollment in December 2021 and is looking to drive additional supply through this second opportunity to meet buyer demand. After successful verification, farmers can earn up to $25 per ton upfront for new carbon …

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Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 11

Cindy Zimmerman

The Daugherty Water for Food Podcast is back after a brief hiatus to bring you a new episode focused on ensuring water and food security for our growing world. Matt Foley is program director for The Combine AgriFood Incubator, a part of Invest Nebraska, which supports early stage agtech companies in row crop, animal health, digital agriculture and sustainability. The …

Farming, Food, Podcasts, Technology, Water, Water for Food

SABIC Signs Agreement With Intrinsyx Bio

Cindy Zimmerman

SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals with a focus on agri-nutrients, has signed a technology collaboration agreement with Intrinsyx Bio, a California based company focused on the development and commercialization of endophytes (plant microbes) that can increase crop yields and optimize fertilizer usage. As part of this collaboration, SABIC will be evaluating Intrinsyx Bio’s patented endophyte products’ technology and …

AgWired Precision, Biologicals, Farming, Fertilizer, Precision Agriculture

Farm Journal Announces The Carbon Council

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Journal has announced the formation of The Carbon Council, which includes eight farmers and ranchers who actively participate in and advocate for carbon-related programs. Members of The Carbon Council include: Rick Clark, Williamsport, Ind. Meredith Ellis, Rosston, Texas Lukas Fricke, Ulysses, Neb. P.J. Haynie, Reedville, Va. Trey Hill, Rock Hall, Md. Mitchell Hora, Washington, Iowa Kyle Mehmen, Plainfield, Iowa …

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