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Communicating With Nematodes for Better Farming

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Pheronym increases the effectiveness of commercially available beneficial nematodes, allowing for a widespread adoption of a proven organic farming technique.

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Pheronym increases the effectiveness of commercially available beneficial nematodes, allowing for a widespread adoption of a proven organic farming technique.

BlockApps Launches Agribusiness Blockchain Network 'TraceHarvest' Following Success with Bayer

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BlockApps’ Ethereum-based TraceHarvest Network enhances food quality, safety and sustainability by bringing supply chain efficiencies, transparency, compliance and stewardship to agricultural products.

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BlockApps’ Ethereum-based TraceHarvest Network enhances food quality, safety and sustainability by bringing supply chain efficiencies, transparency, compliance and stewardship to agricultural products.

Smithfield Foods Announces $500,000 Grant to Support Education Pipeline for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences

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SMITHFIELD, Va., November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today that it has committed $500,000 to a two-year partnership with Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), a non-profit organization that pursues excellence in leadership, scholarship and service through fostering involvement of membership from diverse backgrounds in the field of agriculture.  

Cox Assumes Majority Ownership of BrightFarms

BrightFarms Secures $100 Million Series E Round of Funding to Expand High-Tech Indoor Farming Across the U.S.
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IRVINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – BrightFarms, a leading next-generation indoor farming company supplying U.S. grocery retailers with packaged salad greens, has secured more than $100 million in debt and new equity capital to support robust expansion plans. The Series E round of funding was led by Cox Enterprises, which now owns a majority stake in the company, and includes a follow-on investment from growth equity firm Catalyst Investors.

Annie's Mac and Cheese Has Always Saved Mealtime. Now It's Saving the Planet

Here’s how the General Mills subsidiary is going beyond organic and leading the packaged food industry toward regenerative agriculture.
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By Ainsley Harris

Once a pot of water is boiling, it takes less than 10 minutes to turn a box of Annie’s mac and cheese into a bowl of warm, creamy goodness. But that convenience belies a complex ongoing effort on the part of the organic food pioneer’s parent company, General Mills, to enable the product to do vastly more. The 154-year-old consumer packaged goods giant has emerged as a leading champion of regenerative farming practices, which sequester carbon in the soil rather than releasing it into the atmosphere, where it contributes to global warming.

Global Agricultural Productivity Report Sponsored in Part by Mosaic

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Mosaic is proud to support the Global Agricultural Productivity report, which promotes increasing productivity sustainably for a food secure world.

About the Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative at Virgina Tech

The Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) is produced by Virginia Tech, a leading U.S. land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Drawdown Georgia Launches to Accelerate Climate Solutions

Nonpartisan effort to scale solutions by bringing Georgians together to crowd solve for climate progress
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This week marks the launch of a long-term, multi-stakeholder climate initiative in Georgia - one designed to bring business and industry, municipal leadership, NGOs and others together to accelerate climate solutions in Georgia. 

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This week marks the launch of a long-term, multi-stakeholder climate initiative in Georgia - one designed to bring business and industry, municipal leadership, NGOs and others together to accelerate climate solutions in Georgia. 

Minnesota Food and Agriculture Leaders Launch Coalition to Address Top Challenges

Globally-leading cluster of food and agriculture businesses, agriculture research institutions, and innovators team up to tackle climate change and other pressing challenges
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MINNEAPOLIS – SAINT PAUL, October 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, CEOs and executive leaders from many of the world's largest food and agriculture companies and key research institutions celebrated the launch of MBOLD™, a coalition that brings together Minnesota's unique array of global leaders to address major challenges facing the food and agriculture sectors.

Sentera and Anheuser-Busch Partner to Help Rice Growers Enhance Their Fertilizer Programs and Sustainability Efforts With Predictive Modeling

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MINNEAPOLIS, October 15, 2020 /3BL Media/– Sentera has announced a partnership with Anheuser-Busch under which Sentera will deliver critical grower-level insights to forecast nitrogen demand in rice production. This technology, delivered using advanced remote sensing tools, will empower growers to improve productivity and profitability by optimizing nitrogen usage.

Anheuser-Busch’s agronomy team will deploy this technology to make precise, field-level nutrient and nitrogen prescriptions that help rice growers reach their highest quality yields.

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