Celebrating Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Melissa Sandfort

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Rachel Jacobson joined private landowners, conservation organizations and natural resource agency leaders to celebrate partnership efforts in association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Missouri, recognizing the Missouri/Mississippi Rivers Confluence Conservation Partnership as a signature demonstration of partnering for …

Agribusiness, USDA

Benefits of Long-Range Forecasts

Melissa Sandfort

MDA EarthSat Weather and EarthRisk Technologies, a pioneer in the research, analysis and visualization of extreme temperature and weather pattern risks, announced a strategic partnership. Under the partnership, MDA EarthSat Weather will distribute EarthRisk’s cutting-edge weather risk platform to help traders in natural gas, power, and agriculture sectors project extreme weather patterns up to 40 days in advance. Powering the …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Software, weather

More Conservation Acres for Wildlife Habitat Restoration

Melissa Sandfort

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack underscored the Obama Administration’s commitment to partnerships in conservation by announcing the allocation of 400,000 acres to support conservation and restoration of wildlife and their habitats as part of the Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP. Under Vilsack’s leadership, the USDA has enrolled more than 12 million acres in CRP, a voluntary program available to agricultural producers …

Agribusiness, USDA

Find Precision.AgWired.com on Facebook!

Melissa Sandfort

Precision.AgWired.com is now on Facebook, delivering news and special event coverage on the topic of precision agriculture in all its forms. In fields across the country, more growers are making precision farming a way of life, no matter how large or small their operation, no matter what the crop. With increased input costs and the pressure to do more with …

Agribusiness, social media

5th Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture

Melissa Sandfort

The 5th Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture (ACPA) will be held June 25-28, 2013, on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. As an initiative in precision agriculture research and application in Asia, ACPA aims to introduce and discuss Asian model of precision agriculture, connect people, and improve academic collaboration between different institutions and disciplines. The conference connects representatives from business and …

Agribusiness, Events

SPADE Project Seeks to Improve Data Exchange Processes

Melissa Sandfort

AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council has launched a new project that will improve the data exchange processes that drive the use of precision agriculture field equipment for such major operations as seeding, tillage, spraying, fertilizing and harvesting. The Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) project is intended to streamline and encourage adoption of precision ag practices. Currently, costs for exchanging data …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Data Collection, Fertilizer, Harvesting, seed, Spraying, Tillage

Precision Ag Action Summit 2013

Melissa Sandfort

The second Red River Valley Research Corridor Precision Agriculture Summit is being co-hosted by the Red River Valley Research Corridor and North Dakota Farmers Union. Attendees will hear from experts and presenters on a number of topics, including the state of precision agriculture, upcoming trends, technological applications, and opportunities for successful implementation. Attending the summit offers hands on and technical …

Agribusiness, Events

New App From Rabo AgriFinance

Melissa Sandfort

Rabo AgriFinance has launched a new interactive mobile application for the iPad, to provide valuable financing information and enable growers to make informed seed purchasing decisions. The app is targeted to vendor finance customers of Rabo AgriFinance, which includes input manufacturers, ag retailers and producers, and can be downloaded from the iTunes store. There is also a function that allows …

Agribusiness, Apps, Financing

Leica Adds Experts to Precision Ag Team

Melissa Sandfort

Leica Geosystems has recently appointed multiple industry experts to further strengthen the growing precision agriculture business. These appointments reflect Leica Geosystems’ objective of being the leading provider of positioning and technology solutions to the agricultural sector. Johan Arnberg was appointed as the new President of Machine Control Division, which includes the responsibility for Leica Geosystems Agriculture. Robert Johnson, former Global …

Agribusiness, Leica Geosystems

New Nitrogen Study Released

Melissa Sandfort

Plants’ ability to absorb increased levels of carbon dioxide in the air may have been overestimated, a new University of Minnesota study shows. The study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that even though plants absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide and actually can benefit from higher levels of it, they may not get enough of …

Agribusiness, Nutrient Management, Soil Sampling