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July 18, 2019

Global farmers can take on climate change. Here's how.

By David Perry

We have a trillion-ton problem, which cannot be addressed by the photosynthesis of a single plant. But when it comes to agriculture, we are not talking about one plant – we are talking about tens of thousands of plants per acre, and 3.6 billion acres of farmland worldwide.

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June 27, 2019

Indigo's Living Map of the World's Food System

By David Potere

Two weeks ago, at the inaugural Beneficial Ag event in Memphis, Indigo was proud to participate in a growing community of innovators from across the food system. One of the questions we asked ourselves was, “What are the technological capabilities needed to catalyze the beneficial agriculture movement?” We believe a new way for seeing the global food system is part of what’s needed next. That’s why we’re building Indigo Atlas – a geospatial platform for solving agricultural problems at a planetary scale. Here, I will explain why Atlas is important, give a glimpse of the technology under the hood, and share some recent examples of Atlas in action.

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May 15, 2019

Agriculture's Time Has Come

By David Perry

Today, CNBC ranked Indigo as the most innovative company in the world on its 2019 Disruptor 50 list.

This news is significant for our young organization but, more importantly, it is an achievement for the health and progress of our population and planet. In 2013, the list’s inaugural year, agriculture wasn’t even included as an industry to watch. Now, the industry is at the forefront of technological breakthroughs and innovation, while the collective recognition for its potential accelerates. The world has countless problems to solve and agriculture offers us uniquely hopeful solutions to address the most daunting global challenges.

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March 13, 2019

Indigo’s Partnership with Anheuser-Busch: A Major Step Towards Beneficial Agriculture

By David Perry

The agriculture industry is currently one of the biggest contributors to human caused greenhouse gas emissions, but I believe that it is also one of the most hopeful solutions for slowing and reversing climate change.

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February 08, 2019

Indigo Agriculture Shares February Corn and Soybean Yield Forecasts for the Americas

From the Indigo GeoInnovation Team

Indigo announced yield forecasts in January for corn and soybeans across the Americas, democratizing data for the grower community to better navigate global markets during the U.S. government shutdown. With the shutdown, the doors of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) had closed. No work in that department meant that there was an indefinite hold on a key report, known as the World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), which documents directional changes for yield forecasts and other impactful metrics. The report is viewed as a foundational source for decision-making for growers and buyers across the world, deciding what to buy and sell, from and to whom, and when.

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January 30, 2019

Why We Launched Indigo Transport

By David Perry

The automotive industry boomed in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. This paired with the development of an interstate highway system led to a new method for the transport of agricultural products: trucking. Hauling grain by truck became a potentially cheaper and more efficient alternative to trains and steamships, depending on the distances involved.

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December 13, 2018

A Living Map of the World's Food Supply

By Geoffrey von Maltzahn

Today, we’re excited to announce Indigo’s acquisition of TellusLabs, a satellite imaging and artificial intelligence company based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. This joining of their mission with ours has been over a year-and-a-half in the making, and is a product of our Indigo Research Partners’ engagement with innovative startups around the world. Here’s the story of how this came about, what we’ve been working on together, and how our work will offer powerful tools to Indigo growers in the years to come.

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