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Langley’s “Lay of the Land” – February 2024

Langley’s “Lay of the Land” – February 2024

If Congress needed any further evidence that a new, effective Farm Bill is needed now to help underpin the economic engine of U.S. agriculture, the most recent USDA Farm Income Forecast provides the compelling, but unwelcome news that U.S. farm income is projected to decline by $40 billion (25%) in 2024, compared to 2023, due to falling commodity prices alongside stubbornly high input costs. 

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Pivot Bio Growers Receive $6M+ since FY2022 for Improved Nitrogen Management

Hundreds of growers participating in the company’s N-OVATORTM program receiving payments from Pivot Bio’s partnership with leading companies A global food and beverage company purchased nitrogen credits from the FY2023 program representing the avoidance of 100,000 metric tons of CO2e and additional co-benefits across 300,000 acres Berkeley, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2024) – Pivot Bio, a leading sustainable agriculture company, today …

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Taranis Board Welcomes Accomplished Syngenta Executive Vern Hawkins

Westfield, IN, February 20, 2024 —Taranis, the global leader in AI-powered crop intelligence, announces the appointment of Vern Hawkins to its Board of Directors, effective February 15, 2024. Hawkins, currently serving as Syngenta’s President of Crop Protection and Regional Director of North America, brings extensive international agricultural leadership to Taranis. Taranis is at the forefront of agricultural innovation, creating engagement …

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Envita® SC Receives OMRI Certification

Guelph, Ontario – Azotic Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce that Envita® SC has received certification from the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in compliance with the USDA National Organic Program. Envita SC is now OMRI Listed® in the Generic Material Listing: National Organic Program (NOP): Microbial Inoculants Class: Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments. Envita SC is a …

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2024 CattleCon

“Onward to Orlando” is the theme for CattleCon24, the largest cattle industry event in the country. CattleCon is where the beef industry meets! We’re Onward to Orlando January 31 – February 2, 2024. Only at CattleCon will you find education, networking, business, advocacy, and fun for the whole family under one roof. Click here to find photos and audio from …

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Iowa Ethanol Needs Carbon Capture to Benefit from SAF

Iowa corn farmers and ethanol producers celebrated the start of production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) this week at LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels but a new study shows the state needs carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) to reap benefits from increased use of ethanol-to-jet SAF. Currently, no Iowa ethanol plant has a carbon intensity score low enough to qualify as …

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LanzaJet Opens First Ethanol to SAF Plant

LanzaJet made history this week opening the world’s first ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility in Soperton, Georgia. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined LanzaJet at Wednesday’s event. “As we transition to SAF, this will not only create new climate smart commodity markets for American producers, but it will also help American companies such as LanzaJet corner the market …

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MyLand Welcomes Kelsey Neppel as Director, Ag Science to Lead Research and Development

Harvesting Excellence: MyLand Appoints Agronomist and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) to Further Agricultural Research and Support Grower Success January 23, 2024 – Phoenix, AZ — MyLand, a soil health company, announced today that Kelsey Neppel has joined the company’s leadership team as Director of Ag Science to lead MyLand’s Agricultural Science research and development efforts. In her new role, Neppel …

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DWFI Podcast 32 – The Melting Cryosphere

This edition of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features a discussion with Randall Ritzema, Tika Gurung, and Nick Brozović on the Melting Cryosphere and Food & Water Security. A 2023 report called Water, ice, society, and ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: An Outlook (HI-WISE), published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), was an urgent call …

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VISION Conference 2024

Unlocking the value of innovation is the theme of the 2024 VISION Conference coming up January 23-24 in Glendale, Arizona, preceded by the co-located Women in Ag Tech (WiAT) meeting January 21-22. Powered by Meister Media Worldwide’s Global AgTech Initiative, the VISION Conference is the premier event where forward-thinking executives of the ag tech community come together to chart the …

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DPH Biologicals, University of Illinois Team Up to Improve Crop Residue Management

Trials focus on benefits of biologicals for post-harvest stubble control First-year results unveiled October 30 at international agronomy sciences meeting Indianapolis, IN – November 1, 2023 – DPH Biologicals and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) announced today a research collaboration validating the impact biologicals make to accelerate decomposition of crop residue, thereby unlocking the adoption of more sustainable and …

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