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New white paper explores the rise and role of regenerative ag and charts a path forward for food companies and ag retailers

Food companies and ag retailers now have a valuable new resource to help them navigate the universe of regenerative agriculture, in our new white paper called Regenerative Agriculture Benefits, Barriers and Call to Action. Successful regenerative farmers, innovative food companies including General Mills and Applegate, and pioneering ag retailers share their thoughts and experiences in this… Read more »


“Success first.” How one ag retailer is helping farmers adopt conservation practices, profitably.

MFA Incorporated, a Missouri-based ag retailer and regional farm supply and marketing cooperative representing 45,000 farmers and ranchers teamed up with three state conservation agencies to help farmers manage both profitability and environmental sustainability. This partnership is featured in a case study report prepared for the Environmental Defense Fund called Farmers Find Profit and Sustainability:… Read more »


Electric tractors, agribots and regenerative agriculture

Electric tractors and autonomous field robots are not a thing of the future anymore: they are here and are proving to be useful for reducing the carbon footprint of agriculture around the world. To read more about this technology and the role it could play in the growing practice of regenerative farming, click here.


Tick IPM Special Session

Please join us Thursday, December 10th from 1:00-2:30pm CDT for the Tick Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Special Session hosted by the Public Tick IPM Working Group in ­­collaboration with the TickEncounter Resource Center and One Health Lessons! Tick species and tickborne diseases of medical importance are increasing in number and geographic distribution and generating enormous… Read more »


Texas 2020 Rodent Academy

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a two-day online course for pest management professionals, municipalities, universities, public schools and food safety personnel involved in rodent control. The event will be held on the Zoom meeting platform from 8AM-4PM Dec 1st-2nd. “As the Year of the Rat wraps up, there is no better time to dive… Read more »


Two pesticides approved for use in US harmful to bees

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reviewed nineteen studies from the last five years on sulfoxaflor (Transform WG) and flupyradifurone (Sivanto). They found that the insecticides have harmful effects on pollinators including impaired health and increased mortality. While flupyradifurone has no pollinator related restrictions, sulfoxaflor was banned on crops that attract bees in… Read more »