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April 09, 2021

Now, farmers and grain buyers can transact directly on Marketplace

By: Corey Jorgenson, Head of North American Markets
April 9, 2021

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March 22, 2021

Reflecting on the Power of the Plant Microbiome for World Water Day

By: Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Indigo Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer & Board Director

Farmers depend on water for their business, as much as seeds, sun, and fertilizer – and it shows. Agriculture consumes 70% of the world’s freshwater an 85% of the available water in the U.S. annually. With growing demand for food running up against increasing water stress from droughts and declining groundwater resources farmers are in need more than ever of sustainable practices and inputs to reliably grow food.

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March 08, 2021

Meet Larkin Martin, a Seventh Generation Farmer and Sustainable Business Leader

Larkin Martin manages a family-farming operation in Courtland, Alabama, where she raises cotton, corn, soybeans, and wheat. Her cotton is now part of a sourcing collaboration with The North Face to craft clothes with regeneratively-grown materials. The premier outdoor apparel and gear brand is not only paying for sustainable and well-made raw materials, but also ones with a clear and strong history for end customers to appreciate. When Martin, an art history major, took over the farming business from her father in 1990, she became the seventh generation to manage the land—and brought with her a discerning eye, fresh perspective, and global mindset.

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March 05, 2021

Fashion and Farming’s Indelible Bond

A conservation biologist steering sustainability and sourcing for a luxury fashion group? You better believe Helen Crowley, Head of Sustainable Sourcing & Nature Initiatives for Kering’s 14 luxury brands such as Gucci and Balenciaga, gets some surprised reactions. In her defense, she has always loved nice shoes—even when doing field work.

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February 17, 2021

Meet P.J. Haynie, a Fifth-Generation Farmer Who Champions Black Equity in Agriculture

P.J. Haynie is a fifth-generation row crop farmer based out of Virgina with a satellite operation in Arkansas. Winter wheat, barley, corn, and soybeans – the same crops P.J.’s family grew through his whole childhood – are in use on his completely non-irrigated peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay, while cotton peanuts, rice, and sweet potatoes grow in the Delta.

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January 28, 2021

These Innovators are Finding New Solutions to Progress Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils

By: Kathryn Elmes, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships with Indigo Carbon

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January 25, 2021

What Makes a Quality Carbon Credit?

Businesses and consumers are laser-focused on making sure the credits they buy are a true measure of progress against climate change.

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January 12, 2021

Meet Bill Jones, the Anheuser-Busch Agronomist Helping Brew a New Wave in Sustainability

After five years of working at Anheuser-Busch, first as an agronomist, now as the agronomy manager for rice, Bill Jones has seen firsthand how consumer demand for traceability and sustainability comes down to data integrity and analysis. Consumers and farmers both want data to inform their decisions – whether that’s what to buy or which farming practices to use. 

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January 06, 2021

4 Easy Steps to Get the Best Cash Grain Bid

By Rodney Connor, Head of Offering Product Strategy, Marketplace

Although cash grain bids show a certain price today, the farmer won’t get that price when it’s all said and done. That’s because the price doesn’t include all of the costs incurred along the way, and this misdirection often leads to confusion and poor marketing decisions. Here are the four steps for getting the best cash grain bid:

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December 21, 2020

3 Tips for Farmers to Plan for a Successful 2021

Hear from three Indigo agronomists – Monica Campen in Missouri, Bryan Randall in Ohio, and Evan Brehm in Iowa – on the steps they are taking with Indigo growers across the country to ensure a successful 2021.

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