Truterra Launches Sustainability Services to Help Farmers Plan, Make and Maintain Regenerative Practice Changes, Including Unlocking Potential Value through New Market Opportunities

As part of sustainability services, Truterra’s 2023 carbon program is now open for enrollment Early results indicate Truterra’s 2022 carbon program will result in more than $4.5 million in payments to participating farmers for nearly 237,000 tonnes of carbon stored in soils Arden Hills, Minn. (January 24, 2023) — Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of …

ZimmCast 703 – Introducing AgriCap Group, LLC

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. As you know, our theme here on AgWired has always been, “What’s new in the world of agribusiness.” And in this program we’re going to learn about a relatively new way for farmers, ag processors and cooperatives to have more control over their own risk protection. There is more to the …

Ethanol Report on Carbon Pipeline Projects

New pipeline projects in the Midwest utilizing Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS), also called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), technology offer the opportunity for the ethanol industry to lead the way to a net zero energy future and the Renewable Fuels Association is supporting that pathway for its members. In this episode of the Ethanol Report podcast we hear …

Research Reveals Farmer Concerns About Carbon Markets

Are farmers ready for carbon markets – or not? That was the question that Farm Journal’s Trust In Food™ set out to answer in its inaugural “Ready or Not? Ag Carbon Markets and U.S. Farmers” report, highlighting perspectives from 500 U.S. row crop producers on pathways and barriers to participating in carbon ecosystems. The majority of farmers surveyed report serious …

The BetterSoil Alliance Welcomes New Partners

Marking its first year, the Alliance brings in new technology partners to support its 6,000 engaged acres (Modesto, California) – The BetterSoil Alliance supports the California almond industry in the pursuit of practical solutions that positively impact food production by improving water productivity, soil health, and lowering carbon footprint. Since its inception last fall by Yara North America and Heliae® …

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Project Aimed at Scaling Production and Addressing Equity in Climate-Smart Farming Selected by USDA in Historic Funding for Climate-Smart Commodities

Project will deploy funding from USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities and matching funds from grant partners to scale production and demand for climate-smart corn, soybean, wheat, cotton and milk production Arden Hills, Minn. (September 15, 2022) – Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, and American Farmland Trust (AFT), a nonprofit focused …

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Positioned to Support Carbon-curious Farmers

Cooperative leveraging sustainability and agronomic expertise with program that provides a warranty to farmers transitioning to regenerative agriculture practices (Arden Hills, Minn., August 30, 2022) – Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, is encouraging more farmers to adopt regenerative farming practices by working to remove one of the biggest barriers – fear of lost profitability and productivity …

2022 Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase

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Bayer Crop Science hosted a group of media representatives to see the latest technology in the field at the company’s Agronomy Center in Jerseyville, IL. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2022 Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase Audio Interview with Leo Bastos, …

U.S. Farmers Receive $1.2 Million in Carbon Farming Payments Through CarbonNOW® Program

Payments were made to farmers in Locus Agricultural Solutions’ CarbonNOW® carbon farming program, through funding from Anew Climate, LLC (previously Bluesource) and Green Star Royalties Compensation was received within 8 months of enrollment in CarbonNOW—making them the fastest carbon payments made through any carbon farming program  CarbonNOW is the most accessible carbon farming program and the only agriculture program …

Ethanol Report on Inflation Reduction Act

Several provisions within the Senate Inflation Reduction Act will benefit the U.S. ethanol industry and the communities it serves, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report, RFA Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Troy Bredenkamp breaks down some pieces of the legislation that include funding for clean fuel production and enhanced opportunities …

New Incubator Farm Explores the Future of Soil Health Management

Yara’s ambition of “Growing a Nature-Positive Food Future” is put into action through critical research on the impact of soil health related to climate-neutrality, regenerative farming and grower prosperity Yara’s Incubator Farm in Auburn, Alabama is now focused on exploring practical approaches to managing and positively impacting soil health. The farm will focus on long-term management blocks to observe and …

Agoro Carbon Alliance Distributed More Than $9 Million to Farmers and Ranchers Across the U.S.

One-year post launch, the company reflects on its success Agoro Carbon Alliance has distributed more than $9 million in payments to U.S. farmers and ranchers in its first year, carving a unique position in the carbon farming market. “We are extremely proud of the company’s success in the first year,” said Agoro Carbon interim CEO, Elliot Formal. “We have connected …

TRUTERRA’S 2022 CARBON PROGRAM OPEN FOR SECOND ROUND OF FARMER ENROLLMENT THROUGH JUNE 30

Qualifying farmers can earn up to $25 per ton of carbon stored in soil (Arden Hills, Minn.) – Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, today announced the opening of an additional one-month sign-up period for its 2022 carbon program. Truterra enrolled an initial cohort of farmers beginning in December 2021 and …

Cargill RegenConnect Expands Program Eligibility to 15 states for 2022-23 crop season

Program offers growers a simple, flexible, transparent way to access the carbon marketplace through adoption of regenerative agriculture practices MINNEAPOLIS (May 10, 2022) Enrollment opens this month for Cargill RegenConnect, a voluntary market-based regenerative agriculture program offering producers a simple, flexible, and transparent way to access the growing carbon marketplace. For the 2022-23 crop season Cargill has expanded grower eligibility …

Gevo Testifies at House Ag Committee Hearing

Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber presented testimony before the House Agriculture Committee this week on the future of climate smart crops and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with updated carbon accounting and a system that rewards farmers for sustainable practices. Gruber outlined Gevo’s concept of a Net-Zero manufacturing plant for SAF they hope to be operational by 2025 and how existing ethanol …