Precision Ag Bytes 10/10

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  • PivotBio announced their $70 million Series B funding round led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which will be used to initiate commercial sales of the first-and-only clean alternative to synthetic fertilizer for U.S. corn farmers, recently named Pivot Bio PROVEN™.
  • Wilbur-Ellis Company, LLC has announced that starting November 1, Mark Ripato will take over as its Agribusiness division president.
  • The SCN Coalition reminds soybean farmers and agronomists doing soil fertility sampling and testing this fall that it’s also a great time to pull soil samples for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) testing.
  • GMO Answers, an initiative committed to responding to consumer questions about how their food is grown, released the findings of a new YouGov survey finding that a majority of Americans aren’t confident they definitely know what genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are, and that this lack of knowledge may be driving overall uncertainty and discomfort. However, concern and confusion do not equate to rejection, as the survey finds that nearly the same number of Americans want to learn more about GMOs.