Investing in Regenerative Ag

New OpTIS Data from Satellite Imagery Show 2.5x Rise in Corn Belt Cover Crops

Corn Belt cover crop acres climbed from 2.8 million to 7.5 million between 2015 and 2021
A new tranche of data from the Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS) tracked a 250% climb in cover crop acreage—from 2.8 million acres in 2015 to 7.5 million acres in 2021—led by row crop farmers in the southern portion of the region. The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), which hosts free access to OpTIS data on its website, dubbed this week's release "OpTIS 3.0."
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Benson Hill Achieves ProTerra Sustainability Certification for its Proprietary Non-GMO Soy Portfolio

Company is one of the first U.S.-based ingredient providers to verify its sustainable practices under rigorous global standard

Benson Hill, Inc., a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, announced today that it became one of the first U.S.-based ingredient providers to achieve the international ProTerra Certification, a rigorous global standard that sets the bar for sustainable agricultural practices and labor practices as well as segregated non-GMO programs and more. Benson Hill also joins the respected ProTerra Network, a group of companies dedicated to sustainable practices and continuous improvement.

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Colleges Partake in Initiative to Develop Future Leaders of Food, Climate & Sustainable Agriculture

The overall objective of the project is to create a more diverse and well-prepared set of graduates in the food, agriculture, natural, and human sciences disciplines who are ready to tackle the complex challenges of today. Graduates of the program will be ready to enter the workforce with both an innovative skill set and mindset — essential in today’s world.

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AgMission & PepsiCo Seek Regenerative Ag Research to Support Climate Resiliency

PepsiCo and the AgMission™ initiative, co-founded by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), are issuing a request for applications (RFA) to accelerate the adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices that incorporate regenerative agriculture principles to support resiliency of on-farm production and commodity value chains in North America, Europe, South Africa and Australia.

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Carbon by Indigo Farmers Receive Second Carbon Farming Payment

More than $3.7 million in payments were issued to farmers, who earned $30 per carbon credit sold, creating a consistent income stream and driving momentum for carbon farming.

Indigo Ag today announced it has made a second set of payments to farmers in the Carbon by Indigo program. The payments, which total more than $3.7 million, come ahead of the company’s second credit issuance, anticipated for the first half of 2023.

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The National Strip-Tillage Conference returns August 3-4, 2023! Build and refine your strip-till system with dozens of new ideas and connections at the 10th anniversary National Strip-Tillage Conference in Bloomington, Ill., Aug. 3-4, 2023. Experience an energizing 2-day agenda featuring inspiring general session speakers, expert-led Strip-Till Classrooms and collaborative Strip-Till Roundtables. Plus, Certified Crop Adviser credits will be offered.

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