Industry News | 11-14-22
Direct Contact, Inc. a Sponsor at Sustainable Agriculture Summit
Direct Contact, Inc. is pleased to announce their sponsorship and attendance at the Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Glendale, Arizona November 16-17. This year's Summit, "Meeting the Moment: Strengthening U.S. Food and Agriculture’s Capacity to Drive Change", will unite leaders from across the full food and agriculture value chain to explore how bold collaborations and actionable strategies can scale and strengthen U.S. food and agriculture’s capacity to drive change and build a more sustainable future. DCI President, Jackie Weldon says, "As our industry continues to grow and diversify, we are proud to partner with our Clients to reach not only their future net zero goals, but also to assist with their immediate commitments to increased sustainable and regenerative practices." Of the event, Account Manager Sarah Burtch shares, "This event allows us to grow our understanding of the unique challenges all stakeholders face when transitioning to more regenerative farming practices. We also look forward to sharing how partnering with DCI allows our Clients both staffing and strategy support on a nationwide-scale as they strive to achieve their carbon emissions reduction goals." Recruiting Manager, Cassie Tatum elaborates that the broad scope of attendees from farmers to suppliers to academia allow her team to reach all ends of the industry spectrum. "It is always an honor to sponsor an event such as the Sustainable Agriculture Summit because we are able to share how DCI has been the largest provider of temporary staffing solutions in the ag industry for more than 25 years. We look forward to sharing how our teams are completely custom, built by our Client's request. DCI truly knows how to put the right people in the right place at the right time." Joel Tatum welcomes you to meet the DCI team at Booth #13, "DCI is the trusted partner for staffing and project management solutions. Our Business Development team looks forward to collaborating with our Clients to build their strategic roadmaps toward sustainable, regenerative, and digital farming. We are here to build solutions that meet our Client's goals and reward their growers."
Cost of Doing Business Simplified Through Financing Program at BASF
As the agriculture community grapples with uncertainty ahead of the 2023 growing season, BASF is extending what some would call a lifeline in the midst of an unsettled economy. For the second year in a row, BASF is offering direct access to a zero percent financing program to partner with established and new growers as they explore simple purchasing options. ““It’s been decades since we’ve observed interest rate increases at the rate set over the past year, looking ahead, many of us will need to adjust to higher rates but also the prospect of more rate variability and changes from year to year,” said Economist David Widmar, noting the implication in a recent article on the subject in Agriculture Economic Insights.
USDA Invests $50 Million for Schools & Food Industry to Work Together to Strengthen School Meals
USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service today launched a new and innovative initiative for healthier school meals through a $50 million grant opportunity that will support collaboration with the food industry to develop nutritious, appetizing school meals for students. This launch follows through on a commitment made in the administration’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Farm Accounting Software Company Traction Ag Acquires Corteva's Granular Business Product
Traction Ag Inc., the first cloud-based accounting software delivering solutions to growers across the Midwest, today announced its acquisition of Granular Business, a Corteva Agriscience product. Granular Business is farm financial management software focused on helping farmers become more profitable and efficient. The acquisition adds Corteva's industry-leading farm management technology to the Traction Ag accounting system. This will allow for a seamless experience with best-in-class farm operations and industry-leading farm accounting to see practical and actionable insights while reducing the administrative burden on farmers and their employees.
Shay Foulk: The Importance of Community in Rural America
In a normal day I see five people consistently — my wife and daughter, and our farm team. Of course, I see people in passing at the post office, stores, and waving at neighbors on the road. I often place/take 50-100 phone calls a day for business purposes. However, it’s not often that I take the time to just stop and talk to people. No agenda, no purpose, no business — just talk. Don't Be Lonely.
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