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

ZimmCast 731 – Celebration of Modern Ag in DC

Cindy Zimmerman

The second Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall was bigger and better than the first in 2022 with over 50 exhibits spotlighting the Future of Food and Farming. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) partnered with member companies and ag organizations to hold the three-day event which featured combine harvesters, milking equipment, sprayers and planters, irrigation equipment, tractors …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, Technology, ZimmCast

Ag on the Mall Informs and Educates

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturing (AEM) is celebrating Modern Ag on the National Mall this week with a showcase of equipment, technology, information and education about the Future of Food and Farming. In addition to displays from over 25 equipment manufacturers and 30 organizations, there are panels each day on the main stage devoted to important topics related to agricultural …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Audio, Irrigation, Sustainability, Water

Liechtenstein Group Invests in PowerPollen

Cindy Zimmerman

International investment company the Liechtenstein Group, known for its commitment to sustainable agriculture and innovative technologies, is leading a funding round in Iowa-based company PowerPollen, which has developed a unique technology that allows pollen to be collected, preserved, and applied on-demand. PowerPollen’s patented technology and hardware collects pollen from male plants, and then preserves the viability of the pollen up …

pollinators, Rice, Sustainability, Technology

Pivot Bio N-OVATOR™ Paying Off for Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Pivot Bio and its sustainability program N-OVATOR™ generated a lot of interest at the recent Commodity Classic in Houston since they have paid over $6 million to growers for implementing better nitrogen management practices since launching in 2022. This year, downstream companies participating in N-OVATOR™’s insetting partnerships made payments to reward Pivot Bio growers for their practice change following the …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Sustainability

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

ZimmCast 727 – Syngenta at Commodity Classic 2024

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Once again I learned all about what’s new in the world of agribusiness for Syngenta during the Commodity Classic which was just held in Houston, TX. So this episode will feature interviews I did in the Syngenta booth. Between Cindy and myself this was our 7th conference of the year. You can find virtual …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, Golden Harvest, NK Seeds, Sustainability, Syngenta, ZimmCast

Meister Media Worldwide Announces CEAg World

Cindy Zimmerman

Meister Media Worldwide announces the launch of CEAg World, the new and innovative multi-media global business “Advancing Food Under Cover.” The new global brand will strive to represent all segments of crops grown in controlled environments, including greenhouses, hoop houses and high tunnels, operations using shading or netting, vertical farms, container farms, and more. The new CEAgWorld.com is the central …

Media, Meister Media, Produce, specialty crops, Sustainability

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