AMVAC® Chemical Corp., an American Vanguard® Company, is pleased to announce a Farm Journal-managed, coalition-driven initiative called the Climate-Smart Connected Ag Project – in which AMVAC/SIMPAS® is a partner – has been named a USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities project.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement on September 14, 2022. USDA is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first Climate-Smart Commodities funding pool.
Trust in Food (TIF), the sustainability division of Farm Journal, has been awarded grant funding of up to $40 million to help drive adoption of Climate-Smart farming practices. Through the Connected Ag Project, TIF will deploy funds from the grant to help close the digitized farm data-gap and will share project learnings with a diverse community of row crop, livestock, specialty crop, and integrated farms and ranches. SIMPAS, Trimble (AMVAC’s distribution partner for SIMPAS), and other Connected Ag Project partners will provide project participants with products and services to facilitate more rapid adoption of Climate-Smart agricultural practices.
By participating in the Connected Ag Project, farmers and ranchers will be equipped with the information and technology needed to be competitive in a climate-smart marketplace. Participants will have access to personalized support services, coaching, and direct payments for qualifying activities.
“Adoption of precision ag and prescriptive application technologies will play a key role in the expansion of sustainable, climate-smart farming,” said Rick Rice, Director, Application Technologies for AMVAC. “AMVAC’s technology platform of SIMPAS application equipment, prescriptively applied SIMPAS-applied Solutions™ (SaS™), and the Ultimus™ application-verification program, were designed from the outset to enhance on-farm sustainability practices. Not all problems are uniformly distributed throughout every field. The ability to prescriptively treat spatially distinct problems by only applying inputs where problems exist is better for the environment. Ultimus auto-verifies precisely where those inputs were applied, making record-keeping and record-sharing easier for farmers and entities with whom they choose to share their data. We’re pleased to partner with Trust in Food and the Climate-Smart Connect Ag Project and look forward to helping farmers benefit financially from the adoption of climate-smart agriculture.”
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