- The final five for Syngenta’s #RootedinAg contest have been announced. They are: Thomas Luke Andrews from Boyle, Mississippi; Lauren Grimes from Tifton, Georgia; Steve Groves from Bakersfield, California; Tori Streitmatter from Sparland, Illinois; and Nicole Swinson from Kenansville, North Carolina.
- The National Association of Conservation Districts is concerned with budget cuts to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, but is encouraged that the Senate Appropriations Committee has strongly funded technical assistance at the Department of Agriculture for 2018. The Senate’s bill also includes much needed regulatory relief for those participating in NRCS programs.
- Soil Health Partnership encourages growers who have never tried cover crops to start small, but start now. Growers looking for ideas or more information can attend one of these upcoming field days to learn more.
- Prospera, a digital farming company, has announced a $15M Series B funding round. Lead by Qualcomm Venters and joined by Cisco Investments, ICV, and Bessemer Venture Partners, this funding brings the total investment in Prospera to $22M.
- EFC Systems is joining their FieldAlytics product with Geosys Bridge API to offer in-season and historical imagery, providing users with field-level satellite imagery layers that allows for in-season scouting, analysis for field variability management zone creation or export for crop treatment recommendations.