- The National Association of Conservation Districts announced the award of $6.5 million in new technical assistance grants to nearly 400 conservation districts in 36 states and territories.
- Agriculture may now have another solution to positively impact climate change thanks to a new initiative launched by Bayer. Beginning this month, Bayer will start rewarding farmers in Brazil and the U.S. for generating carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices – such as no-till farming and the use of cover crops – designed to help agriculture reduce its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Following action by the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation reauthorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program for three years, which was set to expire on July 23, 2020. Agricultural Retailers Association President and CEO Daren Coppock released a statement celebrating this action.
- HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high quality crop protection and fertilizer products announces Reviton
- The National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation has awarded Nadia Shakoor, Ph.D., senior research scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a three-year, $1.4 million grant to develop FieldDock, an integrated smart farm system. The technology will collect and analyze real-time data from the field, allowing for effective tracking of crop performance.
- Farmers in the U.S and Canada can leverage on-farm data in new ways through the recent addition of Climate FieldView