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 …

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 …

Yara Expands Southeast Distribution Support with Port Canaveral

To further support retail partners and growers across Florida, Yara North America will now distribute their flagship calcium-based nitrogen and other Premium Products through Ambassador Services International located at Port Canaveral, Florida. The first Yara vessel was welcomed at Port Canaveral on Thursday, November 5th. This advancement promotes our commitment to investment in quality partnerships and further positions Yara to …

LidoChem, Inc. Challenges Scott’s Miracle-Gro Trademark

(Hazlet, NJ) LidoChem, Inc. and its Performance Nutrition Division has filed a claim to void Scott’s Miracle-Gro trademark registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Miracle-Gro Performance Organics” and “Performance Organics.” LidoChem, Inc. owns 10 ‘Performance’-containing trademarks for products and programs in the professional agriculture and turf and ornamental markets. Seven of these trademarks are incontestable since they …

AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS LLC ANNOUNCES NEW OWNERSHIP

The company focused on regenerative agriculture practices and products ends financial partnership with Intergro, Inc. Agricultural Solutions LLC, an agribusiness dedicated to the development of sustainable innovations to improve agriculture through the enhancement of plant and soil microbiomes, announced today that they have ended their financial partnership with Intergro, Inc., however Intergro will remain a distributor for their crustacean meal …

Suterra Introduces CheckMate®Puffer®NOW Ace™

Global pheromone leader offers an improved one-per-acre aerosol formulation that allows growers to effectively reduce Navel Orangeworm (NOW) damage,deploy faster and save money BEND, Ore. – Nov. 1, 2019 – Suterra today announced the launch of CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™, a new aerosol pheromone formulation for season-long Navel Orangeworm (NOW) control in almonds, pistachios, walnuts, figs and other crops where …

House Ag Hearing on Specialty Crop Innovations

The House Agriculture Committee heard testimony Wednesday on technology and innovation in specialty crops as input toward the making of the 2018 farm bill. Among those who testified was American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) President & CEO Andy LaVigne, who stressed that Farm Bill research programs and policies based on sound science are critical to the development of new technologies …

2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour

The Conservation Technology Information Center held its annual Conservation in Action Tour October 14-15 in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). The tour provided an in-depth look at the unique story of the approximately 700,000-acre EAA, located south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Lettuce, sugar cane and owls were just a few of the crops and creatures seen on the tour …

Immigration Reform Action Day

A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups – including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, Business Roundtable, the American Farm Bureau Federation, AmericanHort, the National Association of Manufacturers, and Western Growers – held a Day of Action for immigration reform on July 9. The group held a national press conference in Washington and …

USDA Press Conferences

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held two press conferences the week of December 9, 2013 on two totally different subjects, but both times he was asked his thoughts about Congress not getting a farm bill done. On December 11, Vilsack was joined by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in announcing a joint “Farm-to-Fleet” venture to make biofuel blends part of …