Registration Open for VISION Conference 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 2022 VISION Conference, January 18 -19, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa in Arizona. The 2022 VISION Conference, now in its 5th year, engages leaders throughout the agricultural technology ecosystem to address the dynamic recent advances in technology, systems, and platforms enabling interconnected solutions from farm to retail. The world of data …

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Skyward Apps Expands Training on Software Security Risks

Cindy Zimmerman

With ransomware attacks on the agriculture and food supply chain on the rise, Skyward Apps, a top-tier agriculture technology firm, has put its software engineers through training on the Top 10 software security vulnerabilities, as defined by the global Open Web Application Security Project. “We have always had multiple sets of eyes review every piece of software we develop, but …

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Precision Ag News 10/20

Carrie Muehling

More than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos. Stakeholders, by law, can object to pesticide tolerance changes or cancellations, and the EPA Administrator must then respond. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the Next Gen Fertilizer …

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Precision Ag News 10/13

Carrie Muehling

Following an extensive search, Alltech Crop Science has filled its newly created CEO position. Andrew Thomas has been appointed to lead the global team and further cultivate the strategic growth of Alltech Crop Science. Plant Response, Inc. announces new data demonstrating corn growers can realize economic returns prior to harvest and specialty growers can protect plants from abiotic stress. Biotalys, …

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Precision Ag News 10/6

Carrie Muehling

UPL Ltd. has announced that it has joined The Climate Pledge. UPL joins as the first signatory from the agricultural inputs, solutions, and technologies sector. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019, and it’s a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, and meet The Paris Agreement 10 years early. As of September 2021, The …

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Precision Ag News 9/30

Carrie Muehling

The United Soybean Board has joined the leadership of the Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture, a group of leaders in food, agriculture and science collaborating around the vision of global acceptance and support for gene editing. The coalition is facilitated by The Center for Food Integrity. The Mid America CropLife Association presented the Industry Vision of the Year …

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Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 10

Cindy Zimmerman

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features Amy Wu, an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and the creator of From Farms to Incubators. From Farms to Incubators is a multimedia platform that uses documentary, video, photography and the written word to tell the stories of women leaders and innovators in agtech. It has a mission of highlighting women in food, farming, and …

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Precision Ag News 9/22

Carrie Muehling

BASF has expanded its Xitavo™ soybean seed portfolio with the addition of 14 new high-performing Enlist E3® soybean varieties. Xitavo soybean seed is owned by MS Technologies and is exclusively distributed by BASF. Researchers at the Salk Institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI) have established a five-year, $6.2 million collaboration with Nadia Shakoor, PhD, principal investigator and senior research scientist and …

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Nebraska Senator Promotes Precision Ag Loan Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced bipartisan legislation to create a program within USDA to provide loan financing to farmers and ranchers interested in purchasing precision agriculture equipment. Sen. Fischer spoke on the Senate floor Monday about the Precision Agriculture Loan (PAL) Act, highlighting the importance of increasing the adoption of precision agriculture technologies for …

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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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