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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Dak Prescott contract talk brings out Troy Aikman’s voice of reason

first_imgThe NFL’s highest-paid quarterback in terms of average annual salary is the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson at $35 million. The Cowboys making Prescott the new highest-paid passer will be a formality considering that he will quickly be jumped by the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and, likely, the Texans’ Deshaun Watson.Debate over whether Prescott is worth such a chunk of salary (he is) is senseless given how the Cowboys feel about him. “I saw (Cowboys linebacker) Sean Lee the other day out here in Santa Barbara,” Aikman said. “We got to talking about Dak. I said, ‘Is there something I’m missing about this guy? Because I love him.’ And Sean’s a huge fan, as well, and everybody in that locker room is.” MORE: Why Dallas signed Andy Dalton to back up PrescottThough the Cowboys are a little sluggish on the matter, they reportedly remain set on signing Prescott, 26, to a long-term contract extension. They have until July 15 to reach an agreement with Prescott before he will play on the franchise tag in 2020 and earn $31.4 million for one season.The hold-up, according to the Dallas Morning News, is that Prescott prefers a four-year deal as opposed to the five-year contract the Cowboys have offered. Per the report, Dallas’ offer would make Prescott the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, at least momentarily.So Aikman is right to downplay the significance of Prescott’s current status.”It’s not like he’s not going to be playing for the Cowboys in 2020, whether he’s franchised or he has a deal, he’s going to be here playing and eventually a deal gets done. It’s not high on my list of things when I look at the league and what’s happening with the other 31 teams.”I love everything about (Prescott). … I’m not saying anything the Cowboys don’t already know. They will pay him, he’s going to make a lot of money, and I think he’s going to be the quarterback for the Cowboys for a long, long time, and continue to have a great career.”MORE: Projecting Prescott’s new contract in Dallas Troy Aikman had to know Dak Prescott’s contract would be among the topics covered when he joined 105.3 The Fan in Dallas for an interview Monday. So one of the statements he made on the radio was uncharacteristically questionable.”I’ve been surprised that there has been so much discussion about his contract,” the 53-year-old former Cowboys quarterback said of the current one. Aikman of all people should understand the senseless amplification of any story relating to a Dallas quarterback.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — October 5, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have a little bit of a damp pattern emerging today and tomorrow over the state, but may salvage a good part of the weekend if we are lucky. Today, we see scattered showers developing along a slowly moving, almost stagnant frontal boundary draped across the region. The action remains rather light, bringing a few hundredths to perhaps .3” over about 60% of the state. Tomorrow the wet forecast stays in place over northern Ohio, but rain retreats out of the south. Rains tomorrow will be most frequent north of US 30, where we can see .25”-.5” rains with coverage at 70% areas north of US 30, but only a few spits and sprinkles south of there. South of I-70 we have nothing for tomorrow. Saturday and Sunday are interesting. We see some rains developing to our west over IN and IL, but nothing of any consequence can get in here. We will keep clouds in the forecast, but not really look for anything more than spits and sprinkles for the weekend period. We may not see serious drying those days, but will not see moisture either.The biggest push of rain into Ohio will come from late Sunday night right on through Monday. We have a surge of moisture coming up the old frontal boundary out of KY, ripping right across the heart of the state. Rains from late Sunday night through Tuesday morning will be from half to 3” over about 80% of the state. Only NW Ohio, north and west of a line from Toledo to Van Wert, will miss out of those rains Monday-Tuesday. The heaviest rains will be seen in the far eastern part of the state where the 3 inch totals can develop, while central and southern parts of the state may see a lot of 1”-2” rain totals. The map above shows potential cumulative rain totals from today through Tuesday midday.The rest of the week should be dry over most of Ohio. The exception will be the NE corner, where we see lingering showers through Wednesday and into early Thursday. These are mostly lake enhanced little clusters, developing off of Lake Erie. We have no new frontal boundary action or systems moving in. It should be breezy across the state as we finish the week as well. By Saturday, we should see those winds full out southwest, bringing warmer air and significant drying.The extended period remains dry to start with a strong upper level high pressure dome slow to leave. We may be able to stretch the dry period all the way through the 18th. However, the next front that is developing out west is strong and slow moving. That means we have a good chance of rain there for the 19th and 20th, potentially half to 1.5” over 90% of the state. The air behind that front will be dramatically different, and may bring us our first good chance of “first frost” type temperatures. This is 15 days out, so there is plenty of time for the front to modify and change track. However, so far, the only changes this front has made over the past few days is to slow down (strengthen) and pick up more moisture.  Either way, it does look like we will have another decent harvest window over the state after next Tuesday…but how soon we can take advantage rides purely on if we meet, exceed, or fall short of current expectations of rains from today through next Tuesday morning.last_img read more

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National Farm Machinery Show Featured Vendors and Seminars

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Farm Machinery Show hosts 850 exhibitors, covering over 1.2 million square feet of floor space, making it the largest indoor farm show in America.Check out these Featured Vendors while you’re there!  Fennig Equipment – West Wing Booth 3152 *Sponsor of Ohio Ag Net’s Wednesday broadcast.   InstaGro – Booth 4836 *Sponsor of Ohio Ag Net’s Thursday broadcast.   NACHURS – Booth 2320     SI Distributing – West Wing Booth 2242       Unverferth – West Wing Booths 3100, 3200 and 3206    Morton Buildings    Aside from browsing through literally thousands of products on display at the show, you are invited to attend free seminars and television program tapings that cover everything from how to improve your growing methods to the latest marketing trends in today’s industry.Wednesday, February 14, 201811:30 a.m.“Machinery Pete Updates on the Used Machinery Market” seminar presented by Greg Peterson – South Wing B 1051:00 p.m.What’s New With Combines? – Innovation in the combine market is ramping up. New sensors, onboard systems for calibration and enhanced harvest efficiency designs have come to market and more is planned for 2018. We’ll have experts on these topics on hand to discuss the latest trends in harvest tools. – Presented by Farm Progress South Wing B 1042:30 p.m.2018 Market and Weather Strategies – Join DTN/The Progressive Farmer for the latest marketing and weather outlook facing agriculture – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 104Thursday, February 15, 20188:30 a.m.2018 Market and Weather Strategies – Join DTN/The Progressive Farmer for the latest marketing and weather outlook facing agriculture – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 10411:30 a.m.Producing Record Corn and Soybean Yields – Leading growers and industry experts discuss strategies for growing peak corn and soybean yields and earning maximum returns – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 1041:00 p.m.Tillage Trends for 2018 and Beyond – The rise of vertical tillage, shallow tillage, and other seedbed prep approaches has farmers scratching their heads about what’s coming next. Stop by this seminar and get the latest information on ways farmers are approaching tillage in their operations. – Presented by Farm Progress South Wing B 1042:00 p.m.“U.S. Farm Report” Live Market Roundtable Taping – South Wing B 1054:00 p.m.Bringing Tech Together – There’s a growing pile of data being captured on your farm, so how do you put that all to work? This panel will address that from a range of different perspectives, and offer you some real-world answers to the big data questions. – Presented by Farm Progress South Wing B 104Friday, February 16, 201810:00 a.m.2018 Market and Weather Strategies – Join DTN/The Progressive Farmer for the latest marketing and weather outlook facing agriculture – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 10411:30 a.m.Producing Record Corn and Soybean Yields – Leading growers and industry experts discuss strategies for growing peak corn and soybean yields and earning maximum returns – Presented by DTN/The Progressive Farmer South Wing C 1041:00 p.m.In Season Crop Fertility – Options for your Farm – Farmers are learning that spreading out fertilizer applications can make a difference, so how do you do that? And what are the options for you to consider. This panel will address a range of issues to consider for your farm. – Presented by Farm Progress South Wing B 104Click on the map for directions to The National Farm Machinery Showlast_img read more

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10 months agoKante: Chelsea matchwinner all about Luiz

first_imgKante: Chelsea matchwinner all about Luizby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says his matchwinner at Crystal Palace came straight off the training pitch.Kante combined with David Luiz to fire home the only goal of the game in the 51st minute at Selhurst Park.He told Sky Sports: “It is a move I have tried in training.“It doesn’t work many times but David gave me a good ball and I am happy to score with my left foot and help the team win.”It was all about the pass.”Chelsea were made to work hard for all three points – and Luiz admitted it was a slog trying to break down the home side.“It is never easy to play here or control it here especially when they play long balls but we did well,” he said.“We could have scored early but they also did a great match defensively which is why it was so difficult.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Tennessee Wideout Marquez North Suffers Knee Sprain

first_imgMarquez North of Tennessee Injured.Marquez North Tennessee Injury RumorYou can exhale, Tennessee fans. Junior wide receiver Marquez North is not sidelined for the season, despite what rumors suggested Wednesday night. North, one of the team’s top playmakers, instead is only suffering from a knee sprain and will be out of action for around one week. Both Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and Brett McMurphy of ESPN confirmed the news Thursday morning.SOURCE: Speculation on #Vols big WR Marquez North possibly being injured & lost for the season is all false. He may be out 1 wk or less— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 13, 2015Tennessee WR Marquez North’s knee injury appears to only be a sprain source told ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 13, 2015North caught 68 balls for 816 yards and five touchdowns in 2014, but a shoulder injury sidelined him for most of the second half of the season. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, he has the potential to be a serious threat for the Volunteers.last_img read more

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German pharmaceutical company Bayer cutting 12000 jobs

first_imgBERLIN — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says it’s cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to reduce costs.The Leverkusen-based company said Thursday that details of the cuts to its 118,200-stong workforce would be worked out in coming months but that “a significant number” of the reductions would come in Germany.Bayer acquired U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. this year. It says with the “synergies expected from the acquisition of Monsanto” and other efficiency and structural measures, including the job cuts, “Bayer anticipates annual contributions of 2.6 billion euros from 2022 on.”The company says a portion of the funds will be used to strengthen competitiveness and innovation in its divisions.Bayer shares rose on the news and were up 3 per cent in afternoon trading in Frankfurt.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Joining Cong as it is national party in true sense; Lalu advised to do so: Shatrughan

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has announced that he is quitting the BJP, on Sunday said he decided to go with the Congress as it was a national party in the “true sense” and family friend Lalu Prasad also advised him to do so. He said leaders such as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal, among others, wanted him to join their respective parties, but he had made it clear that whatever be the situation, the constituency he would be contesting in the Lok Sabha polls would be Patna Sahib. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The actor-turned-politician, who has been criticising the Modi government for long, said it was “painful” for him to leave the BJP with which he has had such a long association, but was disturbed at the treatment meted out by the party to stalwarts such as L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha. The BJP has not fielded party veterans Advani and Joshi in the Lok Sabha polls. In an exclusive interview to PTI, Sinha said he had won from Patna Sahib in 2014 on his own merit, without support from the party and feels that this time he could break his “previous records” in terms of victory. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe slammed the BJP’s leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah saying earlier there was “lokshahi” (democracy) and now there is “tanashahi” (dictatorship) in the party. “There used to be collective decision during Atal (Bihari Vajpayee) ji’s time. There was democracy in the true sense. But now, there is the case of one-man show and two-man army,” said the 73-year-old leader, who is in Muscat where he is being honoured as a cinematic legend. Asked why he decided to go with the Congress, Sinha said there were several reasons such as it is the grand old party which has had great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, and those of the Nehru-Gandhi family.last_img read more

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NGT directs DDA to submit report on ‘Neela Hauz’ lake

first_imgNEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to furnish action taken a report on rejuvenation of the ‘Neela Hauz’ lake in south Delhi. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the DDA to submit the report within a month. The green panel said conservation of a water body is essential for the environment as it helps in recharging groundwater and maintaining micro-climate in the area. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”The DDA must take necessary steps by way of fencing and preventing dumping of waste. Accordingly, we are of the view that a factual and action taken report needs to be taken from the DDA. Let such report be furnished by the DDA within a month by e-mail at [email protected] A copy of this order, along with the newspaper report be sent to the DDA by e-mail for compliance,” the bench said. The matter is posted for next hearing on August 13. The tribunal’s order came after taking note of the newspaper report which said the ‘Neela Hauz’ lake is becoming a dumping ground. Waste so dumped is being retrieved daily by the DDA but no preventive or remedial action against illegal dumping is being taken which adversely affects the conservation of lake, it said. “As the lake lies on Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, commuters just park their vehicles on the side of the road and dump waste directly into the waterbody. This ranges from municipal solid waste, plastic bags and bottles, glass to puja material and often include biomedical waste like syringes, according to officials of the DDA,” the report said.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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