Precision Ag Bytes 2/20

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  • InfoAg 2019 will be July 23-25 at Union Station in St. Louis. Register now through July 8 to receive an Early Bird discount.
  • In December 2018, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized the standards for mandatory “GMO” labeling by releasing the “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard” (NBFDS). The NBFDS establishes the rules of the road for disclosing which foods in the U.S. have been or may have been bioengineered and is enforced by the Agricultural Marketing Service, a sub-agency of the USDA. GMO Answers has created a resource that explains the new guidelines, and what consumers need to know.
  • The Soil Health Partnership announced it is accepting proposals for partnerships and collaboration for 2019. Applicants are required to complete the Request for Partnership form on the SHP website. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15, 2019.
  • Tractor Supply Company stores across the country are collecting donations to support grants for FFA chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week (February 17-24), Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at checkout from February 13–24 while shopping in-store or online at Donations will fund the national Grants for Growing program, supporting hundreds of unique and sustainable agricultural projects nationwide.
  • Future Food-Tech will host the AgFunder Innovation Awards 2019, celebrating the innovators and entrepreneurs driving the agri-food industry forward.
  • McFarlane introduced a new model to their line-up of Incite® Universal Tillage® Tools at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. The IC-5151 offers a working width of 51’3” along with all the features of the existing Incite® models.
  • Inari, a company that is revolutionizing plant breeding by tapping natural genetic diversity, announced it has secured exclusive patent licenses for epigenetics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The agreement, through UCLA’s Technology Development Group, gives Inari access to tools that will positively influence crop performance without altering a plant’s genetic code.
  • Three of the world’s preeminent regenerative agriculture pioneers have formed Understanding Ag, LLC, a new business partnership that replaces Soil Health Consultants, LLC, in providing regenerative agriculture consultation services to a wide range of farmers, ranchers, businesses and conservation organizations across the globe.
  • Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a leading developer of biological crop protection and plant health solutions, has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for claims covering MBI-110 bacterium as antifungal and growth promotion composition.
  • Camso unveiled its proven performance CTS High Speed conversion track system, newly available for Case IH combines for North America during this year’s National Farm Machinery Show, in Louisville, Kentucky.