Industry News | 7-22-2019

Joyn Bio and NewLeaf Symbiotics Join Forces in $75M Deal

Today, at AgTech Nexus USA, NewLeaf Symbiotics and Joyn Bio announced a long-term partnership valued at up to $75M to bring innovation and sustainability to modern agriculture with a new class of microbes that benefit crop health and protection.
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Montana Ranchers Can Now Get Paid to Sequester Carbon Using Rotational Grazing Practices

In partnership with international carbon credit broker NativeEnergy, Syracuse University soil science organization Soils for the Future, and the United States' largest national park concessionaire Xanterra Parks and Resorts, WSE is helping farmers figure out whether implementing rotational grazing practices make sense for their ranches through the Montana Grasslands Carbon Initiative.
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What Every FFA & 4-H Child Should Know About Losing

In a society that is known for giving out participation trophies, 4-H and FFA both believe in developing future generations to not only be good winners, but also to be gracious losers. Not everyone will get a ribbon every time, but hopefully everyone learns something new.
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U.S.: FCC Prepares to Launch Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force

The Federal Communications Commission is forming a new task force to advise the commission on how to ensure farmers and ranchers have the connectivity they need to use and benefit from precision agriculture, according to an article by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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$246 Million Wind Farm Being Built in NW Iowa, Google to Purchase 100% of its Power

Google's search for more renewable energy has led to construction of a $246 million wind farm in eastern Cherokee County. Eighty-two wind turbines sprawled out over 30,500 acres began rising from farm fields near the small towns of Cleghorn and Marcus in April. The Glaciers Edge Wind Project has created 150 new construction jobs and scores of other economic benefits for the rural community. The wind farm also will generate $1.5 million in annual property taxes for local government entities.
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