Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to Support Specialty Crop Supply Chain Collaboration for Regenerative Agriculture

Public release expands access to cost-effective tool for CPGs, free for growers (CALABASAS, CA and TUCSON, AZ) – Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC), and CropTrak® have announced the public release of the Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide-range of on-farm data for better crop management and help brands more easily aggregate that data for sustainability and …

ZEAKAL ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH PERDUE AGRIBUSINESS

(SALISBURY, MD and SAN DIEGO, CA, May 10, 2022) – Illustrating a shared commitment to improve the value and sustainability of food production, Perdue AgriBusiness and ZeaKal announced a multi-year development agreement to raise more sustainable poultry through improved soy genetics and feed quality. ZeaKal’s PhotoSeed® trait technology increases photosynthetic capacity, converting more carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy for …

Yara’s New Potato Incubator Farm Explores Synergies of Crop Nutrition and Carbon Footprint Reduction

Yara has recently established a new Incubator Farm in the Columbia Basin of Washington, aimed at exploring how a complete potato crop nutrition program that drives productivity and grower profitability can simultaneously lead to a reduced carbon footprint. The 260 acre trials will analyze the role of crop nutrition and practices such as 4R nutrient management in supporting the industry’s …

CropTrak Adds Digital Contracting and Settlement for End-to-End Financial Capability

The First to Digitize Grower Contracts into One Supplier Management System Today, CropTrak publicly released a platform update that expands its capabilities to provide multi-stakeholders complete visibility of the financial transactions across their ingredient supply chain. For the first time, food and beverage companies managing grower contracts and settlements can do so in one seamless platform optimized for collaboration and …

Tennessee Corn Promotion Board Addresses E15 Use for Fuel

Last week, President Biden announced that E15 will be sold this summer in an effort to reduce gasoline prices. E15 is a plant-based fuel made from corn. Often marketed as Unleaded 88, E15 is a renewable resource that’s made with regular gasoline and a smaller amount of ethanol. E15 will now be made available this summer at select gas stations …

The Yield Forecast Challenge Launches April 15 on AEI Premium

16 Questions, $1,600 Prize… Proving You Were Right Has Never Been So Easy AEI Premium, the online community for agricultural decision makers, is launching a new online contest called the Yield Forecast Challenge. Beginning April 15, you are invited to forecast 16 questions about USDA yield estimates for corn and soybeans. The questions will span the USDA World Agricultural Supply …

MyLand Adds New Grower Relationship Director, Driving Commitments to Scalable Regenerative Solutions

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Jeff Downs to Support Efforts to Expand Soil Health Service MyLand Company, LLC (“MyLand”) announced today that Jeff Downs has joined the company as Grower Relationship Director, focusing on Arizona and Southern California. Jeff will be responsible for partnering with growers to deliver MyLand’s unique Soil as a Service (SaaS) solution. “Jeff is a remarkable addition to the team,” said …

ESMC and Benson Hill Partner to Support Midwest Farmers Participation in Agricultural Carbon Markets

Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (“ESMC”), a non-profit member-based organization launching a national scale ecosystem service market program for agriculture, and Benson Hill, Inc. (NYSE: BHIL) (“Benson Hill”), a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, today announced the completion of the first year of a carbon credit pilot leveraging Benson Hill’s farm to ingredient business model. Over …

AMVAC, Azotic North America Collaborate to Develop, Commercialize N-Fixation Product Envita for SIMPAS-applied Solutions

Nitrogen-fixation solution expands application options for the SIMPAS system AMVAC® and Azotic North America are pleased to announce a collaboration to develop and commercialize nitrogen-fixation product Envita™ as an exciting addition to the expanding SIMPAS-applied Solutions™ portfolio. Envita is a naturally occurring food-grade bacteria that allows a to fix nitrogen. Envita can be applied in-furrow to multiple crops including corn …

Verdant Robotics Delivers First Multi-Action Autonomous Farm Robot for Specialty Crops

To meet farmers’ demands for more sustainable and profitable growing practices, Verdant Robotics announced the expansion of its robot-as-a-service (RaaS) model to ensure access for more specialty crop farmers today. Founded in late 2018 by a leading roboticist, a software engineer, and a California farmer, Verdant has raised $21.5 million to develop the industry’s first multi-action, autonomous farm-robot capable of …

SABIC Signs Technology Collaboration Agreement With Intrinsyx Bio

Patented endophyte solutions increase crop yields and reduce nitrogen use through biological nitrogen fixation SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals with a focus on agri-nutrients, has signed a technology collaboration agreement with Intrinsyx Bio, a California based company focused on the development and commercialization of endophytes (plant microbes) that can increase crop yields and optimize fertilizer usage. As part …

iNvigorate Biological Is First Liquid Formulation to Join Growing Line of SIMPAS-applied Solutions

Now paired with the SIMPAS application system for corn and soybeans, iNvigorate assists in nutrient uptake and improving fertilizer efficiency (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) AMVAC® is pleased to announce that its iNvigorate® Biological is the first liquid product to be made available for application using the SIMPAS® system on corn and soybeans. iNvigorate – developed by Agrinos®, now an American Vanguard® …

From got milk? To got refrigeration? The UPFIELD GROUP announces their new Vice President to lead refrigeration infrastructure for hunger relief

CHICAGO, January. 26, 2022 – The UPFIELD GROUP, owners of Cooler Management, are pleased to announce their new Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Melissa Malcolm-Cullison. Malcolm-Cullison now joins the UPFIELD GROUP after most recently serving as Director, National Sales and Field Marketing at the Milk Processors Education program (MilkPEP), responsible for the national got milk? campaign. In this previous role …

AMVAC, Verdesian Life Sciences Expand Relationship, Add MicroSync® IronClad to SIMPAS-applied Solutions

Relationship broadens SIMPAS system micronutrient portfolio offerings NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 11, 2022 — AMVAC® and Verdesian® Life Sciences have agreed to expand their relationship to include MicroSync® IronClad IDC micronutrient along with MicroSync® ZINC micronutrient among crop inputs available through the SIMPAS® system. MicroSync® ZINC supplied by Verdesian was made available for the 2021 planting season through SIMPAS-applied Solutions™ …

Benson Hill Makes Strategic Acquisition to Accelerate Go-to-Market Strategy for Plant-Based Protein Ingredients

Food-grade soy ingredients operation immediately unlocks opportunities for proprietary soybean portfolio in a significantly undersupplied market ST. LOUIS, MO – January 4, 2022 – Benson Hill, Inc. (NYSE: BHIL, the “Company” or “Benson Hill”), a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, today announced the acquisition of ZFS Creston, LLC, an …