Precision Ag News 9/15

Carrie Muehling

Registration is open for AgGateway’s 2021 Annual Conference, November 8-10, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The in-person conference will feature an array of sessions and networking opportunities for companies seeking to realize the many benefits of digital agriculture. Details are available on the Annual Conference meeting page at www.AgGateway.org. Indigo Ag announced the disbursement of initial payments to the inaugural cohort …

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Precision Ag News 9/8

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Valley® Irrigation has announced the expansion of their solar solutions into the United States. In response to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it will offer Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE) in certain states for non-irrigated corn, National Corn Growers Association released the following statement: “PACE will play an extremely important role in helping farmers navigate …

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Precision Ag News 9/1

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The co-founder of the Soil Health Academy (SHA), David Brandt, has stepped down from his position as president. Brandt, an Ohio farmer, cover crop innovator and soil health pioneer, has served as president of the regenerative farming education organization since its inception in 2017. Dawn Breitkreutz, who currently serves on the SHA board of directors as treasurer, has been selected …

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Precision Ag News 8/25

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Beck’s announces the purchase of the Bayer processing plant in Beaman, Iowa, for the use of soybean production and processing. The fully operational site in Grundy County will provide Beck’s with soybean seed processing capabilities and additional warehousing. GROWMARK celebrates the work of the three Illinois producers just named 2021 Master Farmers by Prairie Farmer magazine. This year’s Illinois Master …

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Precision Ag News 8/18

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Topcon Agriculture has further strengthened its commitment to the industry through a major sponsorship with the National FFA Organization. Topcon committed to becoming a sponsor of the National FFA Agricultural Proficiency Award for “Grain Production – Entrepreneurship.” The sponsorship also includes a series of five Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grants to help FFA members fund their individual projects in any …

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Precision Ag News 8/11

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AgLaunch and Farm Journal are pleased to open applications for the third Row Crop Challenge to select leading startup companies addressing the biggest problems in production agriculture. Applications are being accepted through September 6. Start-up companies who are interested in the AgLaunch365 accelerator can apply here. John Deere has added the 6120EH Tractor to its lineup to meet the needs …

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Precision Ag News 8/4

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Traction has introduced a new lineup of agronomy management tools for both service providers and farmers. Solutions include an agronomy mobile app and web application, designed for soil sampling, soil fertility, lab integrations, recommendations and prescription generation. The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, has announced that six new …

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Precision Ag News 7/28

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A team of scientists has identified a promising resistance gene that could help fight a devastating fungus called stem rust, which attacks wheat crops and threatens global food security. The discovery, recently published in Nature Plants, also identifies a gene in the fungus that triggers this resistance in the host plant, and together these discoveries provide a pathway to help …

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Precision Ag News 7/21

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Pivot Bio announced the close of a $430 million Series D funding led by DCVC and Temasek, bringing the total equity raised to more than $600 million. The funding will fuel the company’s accelerating release of disruptive products focused on replacing the $60 billion of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer sold each year just to sustain corn, wheat, and rice. Calyxt, Inc. …

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Precision Ag News 7/7

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The 6th Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting is an engaging virtual event bringing together the leading voices in soil science and the agriculture industry to share research and insights for advancing the adoption of soil health systems that are the foundation for regenerative agriculture. Registration is free but required to attend. The virtual annual meeting is scheduled for August 11-12. …

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