Industry Ag News 1/13

Carrie Muehling

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 104th Convention adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2023. Key topics ranged from expanding risk management programs and improving dairy pricing transparency to battling hunger. Delegates were polled regarding their farms at the beginning of the voting session. The results show almost 99% (334 delegates) of those who …

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Precision Ag News 1/11

Carrie Muehling

Deere & Company has released the names of eight companies chosen for its 2023 Startup Collaborator program. The Startup Collaborator was launched in 2019 and helps John Deere enhance precision technology in its agriculture and construction equipment. At the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced several major developments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that …

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Precision Ag News 12/29

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an investment of $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in the United States. Three successful projects are funded through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Bioproduct Pilot Program, which funds research and development of value-added products from agricultural commodities. USDA’s $9.5 million investment in sustainable U.S. bioproduct …

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Precision Ag News 12/21

Carrie Muehling

U.S. farmers not only planted and harvested a large crop successfully in 2022, but they also rolled out some impressive yields in the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest despite an array of weather challenges. Scott Peterson, a farmer from Miller, South Dakota, won the Ultimate Farm Truck, a custom-built Ford F-350 Lariat Crew Cab, as part …

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The 2023 VISION Conference will Harness the Power of Ag 4.0

Cindy Zimmerman

The 6th Annual VISION Conference, organized by Meister Media Worldwide, returns to the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa in Arizona on January 17-18, 2023. The theme for this year’s conference is “Harnessing the Power of Agriculture 4.0 – Turning Innovation into Reality” and centers around key topics driving Agriculture 4.0: virtual cropping systems, autonomy, AI, climate smart ag, vertical …

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Humic Growth Solutions Becomes HGS BioScience™

Cindy Zimmerman

Humic Growth Solutions is now HGS BioScience™ with new leadership and a new name and brand identity. The name HGS BioScience™ is a nod to the company’s expanding product portfolio and dedication to research and development. Newly-appointed chief executive officer Michael Steffeck has committed to making HGS the preeminent provider of functional carbon products in the world. “We are laser …

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Precision Ag News 12/14

Carrie Muehling

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing an additional $325 million for 71 projects under the second funding pool of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities effort, bringing the total investment from both funding pools to over $3.1 billion for 141 tentatively selected projects. Due to its achievements in digital …

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Precision Ag News 12/7

Carrie Muehling

During the upcoming Dec. 14 Agri-Pulse webinar, “Understanding the CA regulatory environment and your role in bringing new technology to market,” participants will have a chance to hear from key leaders who will discuss how you can have an impact on the overall process; learn what growers, PCAs and other stakeholders in the industry can do to be more effective …

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DWFI Podcast 20 – Christopher Neale, DWFI

Cindy Zimmerman

In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) Director of Communications Frances Hayes sits down with her colleague and DWFI’s Director of Research Dr. Christopher Neale. Dr. Neale shares how his technical research translates to a more sustainable agricultural system through more precise use of water and savings for farmers. Dr. Neale …

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Precision Ag News 11/30

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, and the Auburn Research Technology Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new research facility housing the National Soil Dynamics Laboratory. Bushel, an independently-owned software technology company focused on developing digital tools for the agricultural supply chain, announced AGRIServices of Brunswick LLC (ASB) has added Bushel …

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