Gradable™ Launches Gradable Carbon to Give Farmers More Control of Credits

first_img Facebook Gradable Carbon supports farmers in maximizing their carbon credit potentialAdditional services include personalized analytics and crop nutrition plans to support farmers’ transition to sustainable agriculture, while enabling the farmer to maximize return on investment (ROI). As consumers, companies, and the new White House administration strive to reduce and offset carbon footprints and advance green initiatives, Gradable has developed the platform to generate credits on the behalf of farmers. Participating farmers gain the freedom to sell earned credits at the price floor or at a future price when carbon credits are expected to increase in value. As part of Gradable ’s program to help farmers maximize their returns on carbon credits, Gradable will offer agronomy support to farmers looking to adopt regenerative practices, known as Gradable Plan. This multi-year, per-acre service, which includes soil sampling and custom crop nutrition recommendations, is designed to ensure farmers are maximizing the ROI of their operation. Importantly, Gradable is partnering with major grain aggregators and processors, such as Landus Cooperative and POET, LLC, to collect broad farmer feedback on existing programs and develop downstream markets that reward sustainable agricultural practices that make sense for farmers and agribusiness alike. “Carbon credits have the potential to jumpstart a market for farm-generated environmental services and help lay the foundation for large, long-term investments in a more sustainable agriculture supply chain,” said Matt Carstens, President and CEO, Landus. “We want to be able to prepare our farmer-owners and give them access to these opportunities as they develop.” Farmers generate offset credits through practices like cover cropping, conservation tillage, and nitrogen management. These practices can also reduce scope 3 emissions, as insets, which directly reduce the footprint of a buyer. With insets, environmental characteristics of grain flow directly down the supply chain to end users of agricultural products, from food companies to biofuel producers. The launch of Gradable Carbon and Gradable Plan are the latest innovations in the company’s mission to empower family farms:September 2020 – Gradablelaunched to provide growers with a market for premium, environmentally-scored grain, with POET as an early customer.October 2020 – Gradablepresented to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to demonstrate how its program for scoring variable grain feedstock can help biofuel makers reduce their carbon intensity levels. Gradable ’s technology-forward solutions will help farmers understand where they are today and how to most effectively improve farm sustainability outcomes. “In addition to developing efficient and credible programs, our job is to help farmers maximize ROI as complex environmental payments are introduced to Ag markets,” said Steele Lorenz, Head of Sustainability at Gradable. “ Gradable will be there with modern, data-driven analytics to help farmers successfully balance sustainability and profitability goals.” Farmers and grain buyers interested in participating in the new GradableCarbon program can visit gradable.com/carbon to sign up for more information. About Gradable: Gradable, launched by Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. (FBN ® ), provides new technology and services that facilitate the scoring, sourcing, and pricing of Low-Carbon Grain, making environmental transparency in the grain industry a reality now. Gradable enables comprehensive environmental transparency by tracking Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, while supporting a market for premium, environmentally-scored grain. Gradable also provides buying intelligence software that directly connects farmers with consumer packaged goods companies, animal feed providers, biofuel makers and the world’s other major grain buyers. To learn more, visit www.gradable.com About FBN: Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. is an independent ag tech platform and farmer-to-farmer network with a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers around the world, while working towards a sustainable future. Its Farmers First® promise has attracted over 24,000 members to the network with a common goal of maximizing their farm’s profit potential. FBN has set out to redefine value and convenience for farmers by helping reduce the cost of production and maximize the value of their crops. The FBN network has grown to cover more than 67 million acres of member farms in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Blending the best of Midwestern agricultural roots and Silicon Valley technology, the company has over 600 personnel and offices in San Carlos, Calif., Chicago, Ill., Sioux Falls, S.D., a Canadian Headquarters in High River, Alberta and an Australian Headquarters in Perth. To learn more, visit: www.fbn.com Enrollment in Gradable Carbon is subject to eligibility requirements. Additional terms and conditions apply. Fees may apply for certain product and service offerings other than FBN membership. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, “FBN Direct” and “Farmers First” are registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. “Gradable” is a trademark of Gradable LLC. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005662/en/ CONTACT: Media: Keith Chapman [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA ILLINOIS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENT DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOOD/BEVERAGE RETAIL SOURCE: Gradable Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 11:30 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 11:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005662/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Gradable™ Launches Gradable Carbon to Give Farmers More Control of Credits GradableCarbon does not lock farmers into fixed prices at the time of enrollmentFarmers are able to participate in potential price appreciation and even bank credits for a period of time, with the security of a fixed price floor at $20 per credit in the first year. Gradable retains a portion of each credit generated to cover insurance, administration, and fees. WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest SAN CARLOS, Calif. & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Gradable™, a leading technology and services provider for scoring, sourcing, and pricing Low-Carbon Grain from farm-to-fork, today announced it has launched Gradable Carbon, a groundbreaking offering that empowers farmers to generate carbon credits, and gives them flexibility over when and where they sell them. “We believe the best way to create meaningful, long-term change is to provide farmers with the choice and power to participate in the carbon market on their own terms,” said Devin Lammers, President & CEO, Gradable. ” Gradable Carbon creates a win-win proposition that incentivizes farmers, while giving them more control over their carbon credits and enabling them to take advantage of the many emerging opportunities that reward regenerative practices.” Gradable Carbon is unique compared with other carbon programs in several distinct ways:Gradable Carbon provides increased flexibility for farmers to capture the value of their practicesFarmers in the Carbon program retain optionality to capitalize on new markets and transition into other sustainability programs in the environmental supply chain, as alternatives develop over time. Currently, compensating farmers via carbon credits for sequestering carbon may be the most immediate opportunity. However, Gradable believes opportunities like its existing low-carbon biofuels pilot program with POET, which pays premiums to farmers for their environmentally-friendly grain, will expand over time. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 last_img read more

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Workplace equality is now within our reach

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. An issue that has received considerable press coverage recently is that thenumber of senior women in professional services does not reflect the number ofwomen joining the profession at a graduate level. Deloitte & Touche is no different, as while graduate recruitment hasbeen more or less equal in terms of the number of men and women joining thefirm, the balance of men to women disappears the further up you go, and this ismost apparent at a senior level, where only 11 per cent of partners are female.A recent survey by Accountancy magazine highlighted the issue as one thatpervades the whole profession. The research found that among the leading 60accountancy firms, only 9 per cent of the top accounting jobs were held bywomen. As well as being an issue for the accounting profession, the lack of womenholding senior roles is also evident in the wider business arena. Deloitte& Touche analysis of the FTSE 350 shows that just 3 per cent of executivedirectors are women, and in the FTSE 100, only one company has a female chiefexecutive. Clearly women are just as attracted into the industry as men. But as womenqualify and gain more experience, many tend to leave the profession for careersin industry and elsewhere. With ‘attracting and retaining top talent’ identified as an issue that sitsat the top of every chief executive’s agenda, the departure of women as theybecome more senior is of great concern both to the accountancy profession, andto business as a whole. Why is it happening? Is it that women with families feel the workenvironment offered by large organisations is unsympathetic to their needs, oris it simply that women are less ambitious to take on leadership roles thantheir male peers? It is certainly not the latter – there are number of leadingfemales in the FTSE 100, including Alison Reed of Marks & Spencer, orMargaret Ewing of BAA, and they are great examples of what women can achieve. Clearly, developments in work-life balance legislation make it morepractical for women to work and have a family. But are performance measures inbusiness too male-focused and not suited to recognising the characteristicsthat women can offer? Men and women are physically and attitudinally different.In the workplace women can offer a variety of strengths that can challenge theaccustomed norm in traditionally male-dominated environments. Perhaps the lackof women in senior roles means fewer role models for younger women to look toand learn from. Whatever the reason for the disparity at senior levels it is theresponsibility of those in leadership roles to ensure that talent is retainedand developed and this means making sure that opportunities are just asaccessible to women as they are to men. By John Connolly, Chief executive and senior partner, Deloitte &Touche Comments are closed. Workplace equality is now within our reachOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Tipp team for second ladies NFL match announced

first_imgManager Shane Ronayne has chosen the following XV to start against the Connacht county:Lauren Fitzpatrick, BallymacarbaryBrid Condon, Aherlow Emma Buckley, CahirElaine Kelly, CappawhiteMaria Curley, TemplemoreSamantha Lambert, Ardfinnan (captain)Elaine Fitzpatrick, TemplemoreJennifer Grant, Brian BorusGillan O’Brien, Moyle RoversCaomihe Condon, Brian BorusMairead Morrissey, Brian BorusShauna Quirke, CappawhiteSarah Everard, Moyle RoversAisling McCarthy, Cahir Edith Carroll, Galtee RoversTipp FM will bring you updates on the match, which gets underway in Johnstown at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.last_img read more

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NHL playoffs 2019: John Klingberg’s series-clinching OT goal brings Stars closer to losing first-round pick

first_imgThe Stars are headed to the second round round to face the St. Louis Blues, a rematch from the 2016 postseason.Just minutes left in OT and John Klingberg comes through with the game-winner. #GoStars pic.twitter.com/GNX6wJZ05p— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) April 23, 2019However, Dallas’ trade deadline acquisition of Mats Zuccarello may now actually cost the Stars their 2019 first-round pick.To acquire the veteran winger this past February from the Rangers, the Stars gave up a conditional second-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft.The 2019 selection, however,  will become a first-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft if the Stars advance to the third round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs and he plays in at least 50 percent of the team’s cumulative games over the first two rounds. For a while, it seemed that another Stanley Cup Playoffs game would require multiple overtimes.However, Stars defenseman John Klingberg, with 2:38 left in the extra frame, took a feed from Alexander Radulov and scored a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle to seal a 2-1 win against the Predators on Monday. If Zuccarello, who had three goals in six games during the first round, plays in Game 1 against the Blues, those conditions will be halfway met. The Zuccarello games played condition is for just the first two rounds. So if Dallas wins another round and Zuccarello plays in at least one game against the Blues the conditions will be met. https://t.co/HMF9p6WuWj— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) April 23, 2019If Dallas ends up losing its 2019 first rounder, that means the Rangers will have two picks in the first round this year. New York drew the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery, which the team is likely to use on 18-year-old Finnish forward Kaapo Kakko.Losing the draft pick will sting but the Stars can make a deep run in the postseason, with Zuccarello leading the charge, it should soften the blow.last_img read more

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Guilty Plea For Driver Of 2015 Fatal Hit And Run

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – Toni A. Marletta’s guilty plea last week in connection with the death of 15-year- old Marissa Procopio in July 2015, is cold comfort to Marissa’s mother.“She just has no remorse,” said a teary-eyed, visibly upset Danielle Procopio-Adams, Marissa’s mother, following Marletta’s entering of guilty pleas in state Superior Court last Friday morning.“People don’t kill people and run away,” Procopio-Adams said of Marletta’s actions. “I’m just disgusted.”Marletta, a 50-year-old resident of the Middletown’s Leonardo section, appeared before Judge Ronald Reisner where she entered a guilty plea to one count of second degree knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal accident and to a third degree count of endangering the welfare of a child in the fatal hit-and-run collision.Marletta also pleaded guilty to two motor vehicle offenses, including not having auto insurance – her second conviction for that violation, according to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Meghan Doyle, who handled the case.According to the negotiated plea agreement, Doyle said the prosecutor’s office recommended Marletta be sentenced to seven years in state prison for the leaving the scene of an accident offense, and to a four- year concurrent prison sentence for the endangering conviction.Marletta will again appear before Reisner’s court on Dec. 2 for the sentencing phase.Marletta’s voice quivered and eyes welled up in tears as she responded in brief, often one-word responses, to her attorney, Peter O’Mara’s led narrative, where Marletta took responsibility for the July 7, 2015 incident. Authorities said a joint investigation conducted by Middletown police, the county prosecutor’s office and the county Serious Collision Analysis Response Team determined Marissa Procopio, a 15-year-old Atlantic Highlands resident, had been crossing state Highway 36 at the Avenue D intersection in Leonardo, when the car Marletta was driving struck Procopio. “Ms. Marletta fled because she immediately became overcome with panic over the fact she had recently allowed her insurance to lapse,” O’Mara maintained in his statement.O’Mara alleged Procopio was crossing the highway against a red light, based upon the observation of an independent witness, when “after running a few steps,” in the westbound lane, “was struck by right passenger side of vehicle.”Marletta was actually on her way to Middletown Police Headquarters when officers contacted her, where she consented to blood and toxicological tests, according to her lawyer. Procopio was transported by helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where she died the next day from her injuries.Marletta, who had three 16-year-old girls, one of whom is her daughter, in the car at the time of the collision, fled the scene. With the help of security video from an area business, investigators were able to locate the vehicle later that evening. According to Charles Webster, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, the damage to the vehicle was consistent with the collision.Following the hearing, O’Mara distributed a statement to members of the media present before ushering Marletta out of the courtroom and building, with Marletta offering no additional comments.In O’Mara’s statement, Marletta had taken her daughter and friends to the local supermarket for snacks and food for the girls’ planned sleepover, as well as a bottle of wine for Marletta. On the trip home, at about 8:54 p.m., “her vehicle unintentionally and inadvertently,” struck Procopio.center_img Despite the onslaught of social media postings on rumors to the contrary, O’Mara said an independent analysis, conducted by John Brick, Rutgers University, found “he was unable to determine or conclude that alcohol or other drugs were significant contributing factors to the collision.”Authorities hadn’t charged Marletta with driving while impaired.Procopio-Adams said she would rather have had Marletta go to trial given “she (Marletta) would have gotten a little more time,” by way of a prison sentence.“Seven years is not enough. The electric chair wouldn’t be enough,” Procopio-Adams said.For all parties, “It’s a lose-lose situation,” she said.last_img read more

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Grains lower Livestock higher

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar. delivery was lost 9.20 cents at $5.1340 a bushel; Mar. corn was fell 2 cents at $3.7240 a bushel; Dec. oats was off 12.20 cents at $2.74 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans declined 10 cents at 8.8520 a bushel.Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Dec.live cattle rose .98 cent at $1.2050 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle was up 1.13 cents at $1.4738 a pound; Dec. lean hogs gained .67 cent at .6282 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Alleged illegal dumping

first_imgPEACE REGION, B.C. – The B.C. Conservation Officer service seized a tank truck on Sunday, November 11, 2018.Peace BCCOS encountered what they believed was the illegal dumping of waste, in progress as they arrived. The tank truck has been seized for evidence.Media spokesman for the Ministry David Carn said there are no further details as the investigation is ongoing.last_img

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BSP releases 1st list of 11 candidates, former JD(S) leader gets ticket

first_imgLucknow: The BSP Friday announced its first list of 11 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, fielding former JD(S) leader Danish Ali from Amroha.Ali, who was general secretary of the Janata Dal (Secular), quit that party and joined the Bahujan Samaj Party only last week. The BSP declared Haji Fazulrahman its nominee from Saharanpur, Malook Nagar from Bijnore and Girish Chandra from Nagina, a party statement said. Hazi Mohammad Yakoob has been fielded from Meerut, Satbeer Nagar from Gautam Buddh Nagar, Yogesh Verma from Bulandshahr, Ajit Baliyan from Aligarh, Manoj Kumar Soni from Agra, Rajveer Singh from Fatehpur Sikri and Ruchi Veera from Aonla. Danish Ali, 54, joined the BSP amid speculation that his new party might field him from Amroha in western Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Ali had then said he had the blessings of JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda to make the switch, a claim later confirmed by his old party. A native of Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh, Ali said he was not able to establish the JD(S) in the state. The BSP is contesting 38 of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh under the seat-sharing arrangement with Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal.The SP will contest 37 seats and the RLD three. The alliance has left Amethi and Raebareli for the Congress, even though it is not a part of it. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KMayawati recently said the BSP will not have an alliance with the Congress in any state. On Friday, Mayawati posted tweets ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling himself the country’s chowkidar (watchman). Referring to the ruling party’s Main bhi chowkidar’ (I am a chowkidar too) campaign, said the ruling party leaders can do “chowkidari” after losing the polls. She also accused the Modi government of hiding data that revealed the scale of unemployment in the country.last_img read more

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Somethings Gotta Give In The NBAs 11 Playoff Series

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Thursday’s show (April 19, 2018), Neil, Kyle and Chris take stock of the NBA playoffs, focusing on the three series that are tied 1-1: Philadelphia vs. Miami, Indiana vs. Cleveland, and Utah vs. Oklahoma City. Should the Sixers’ Joel Embiid come back from injury to face the Heat? Who will step up to help LeBron James? Is Donovan Mitchell good enough for the Jazz to beat the Thunder? They discuss those questions and more.The crew will be back next week for more coverage. In the meantime, keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, which are updated after every game. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner read more

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