Colorado State University news
Farmers are receiving payments for work they are doing on their farms to sequester carbon through the Indigo Ag program. “We have completed the production of nearly 19,000 ag carbon credits to be issued by Climate Action Reserve,” said Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Indigo Ag.
Embracing the role model within themselves is important for women in agriculture. “Any time I have the opportunity to engage with a group of women that love agriculture as much as I do is a good day,” said Kim Kidwell.
Plant-based burgers often promise protein comparable to their animal-based counterparts, but the way protein is expressed on current nutrition labels — a single generic value expressed in grams — can be misleading.
U.S. agricultural exports are at record levels. “We’ve had record exports at over $175 billion,” said Amanda Countryman, assistant professor in agriculture and resource economics at Colorado State University. “One of the big reasons is our increased trade with China from the Phase 1 trade deal.”
Indigo Ag, a company leveraging nature and technology to unlock economic and environmental progress in agriculture, announced a deepened commitment to advancing discovery in soil carbon science, enabled by the acquisition of Soil Metrics, an industry-leading technology for comprehensive soil carbon and greenhouse gas assessment in agricultural soils.
Raising livestock is a way for farmers to produce food on land unsuitable for cultivation, while enhancing ecosystems.
The rye and rapeseed that Rick Clifton cultivated in central Ohio were coming along nicely — until his tractor rumbled over the flat, fertile landscape, spraying it with herbicides. These crops weren’t meant to be eaten, but to occupy the ground between Clifton’s soybean harvest last fall and this spring’s planting. Yet thanks to their environmental value, he’ll still make money from them.