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    September 13, 2022

    The Journey to A New Harvest: Why We Need Quality Agricultural Carbon Credits

    Last month, the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law. In it, agriculture finally receives top billing alongside climate solutions like direct air capture, energy impact reductions, and electric vehicles. We can’t afford to wait for these...

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    February 7, 2020

    Mike Bretz

    Mike Bretz's point of view was: “If we can actually make agriculture more profitable and improve soil health, why not go do it?” Mike jumped in headfirst with all 450 acres into beneficial practices, planting cover crops first and going for another round his second season.

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    October 3, 2019

    Adam Chappell

    A decade after taking his first steps toward practices that benefit the soil, Adam continues to maximize his profitability and reduce his expenses by introducing new practices.

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    May 2, 2020

    Steve Anderson

    In 2013, crop prices were falling faster than the input prices, making turning a profit hard to impossible. The changes Steve made helped him make a profit and have more time with his family.

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    June 4, 2020

    Kyle Schnell

    Iowa farmer Kyle Schnell found the more he applies beneficial practices such as cover crops, grazing, and no-till, the more his profits increase. He spends less and earns more.

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    August 5, 2020

    Tony Hein

    With mounting chemical prices, Tony Hein thought to himself, “I’ve got to do something different.” Exploring beneficial practices has helped Tony save costs while improving his soil health.

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    June 1, 2021

    Ken Rulon

    Indiana farmer Ken Rulon has been using no-till and cover crops for decades—and has the data to shows benefits. Some of those benefits include increasing his profitability by reducing costs on pesticides and insecticides and focusing on having something in the ground all year.

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    October 19, 2021

    Kasey Bryant Bamberger

    On her family’s farm in Ohio, Kasey Bryant Bamberger uses digital technology and natural microbiology to enrich her soil and produce a healthier crop. In their first year of using cover crops and no-till, they even saw a large-scale weed reduction.

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    October 29, 2021

    Quinn Johnson

    Quinn’s soil has made a transformation. “We started with some pretty chalky white soil, and it was less than 1% organic matter. On a lot of our fields, we've had some pretty degraded ground that we were working with here,” he says, which motivated him to try cover crops, no-till, and grazing. It took some trial and error, but his soil made a turnaround. “If we've got the moisture in the soil, our soil almost looks like crumbly chocolate cake now.”

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    January 26, 2022

    Lance Unger

    Lance Unger and his family adopted cover crops and "minimal tillage" on their Southwest Indiana row crop farm. They've since seen increased soil health and productivity, while also earning additional income for carbon credits in year 1 of participating in Carbon By Indigo.

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    March 30, 2022

    Paul Overby

    North Dakota farmer Paul Overby and his wife started exploring reduced tillage, cover crops, and crop rotation on their 1300-acre operation. Since then, they’ve seen labor and cost savings, better yields and quality, increased soil health, and a new carbon sequestration revenue stream.

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    February 18, 2022

    Chris Lehe

    On Lehe Farms in Indiana, Chris Lehe and his family implemented no-till and cover crops. They joined Carbon by Indigo to add a revenue stream for the carbon they sequestered, not just get paid for practice changes.

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    May 16, 2022

    Mark Nault

    On 2N2E Farms in Oklahoma, Mark Nault has seen increased soil health and reduced costs from implementing cover crops and no till.

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    September 13, 2022

    The Journey to A New Harvest: Why We Need Quality Agricultural Carbon Credits

    Last month, the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law. In it, agriculture finally receives top billing alongside climate solutions like direct air capture, energy...

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    August 29, 2022

    Announcing Indigo's Carbon Payment Rate for the 2020 and 2021 Crops

    Fresh on the heels of our milestone carbon credit issuance, Indigo Ag is pleased to announce that we are paying $30 per credit to Carbon by Indigo farmers for verified...

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    August 18, 2022

    6 Carbon Farming Myths Debunked

    In many ways, today’s agricultural carbon markets are a lot like a frontier. We all have heard stories and assumptions about what's out there, but really they've just been...

    Read Agronomy and Soil Health
    August 2, 2022

    Farmer Pain Points: Hot, Dry Wheat Conditions

    It’s no secret there’s a drought impacting the American West. These hot, dry conditions across the West have been a big stress for farmers and their crops, particularly...

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    July 28, 2022

    The Carbon Farming Connection: Cut Through the Chatter on Carbon Markets and Farming

    The recent growth of carbon credit markets has generated a lot of interest and talk in the ag sector. As with any new opportunity or product, there is a learning curve. Just...

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    July 27, 2022

    Bringing Agricultural Carbon Programs to Native American Farmers

    With support from a new grant, some Native American farmers and ranchers are getting first-hand exposure to the benefits of carbon farming.   

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    June 8, 2022

    Meet 3 Former Grain Buyers Working on Market+

    A diverse group of people, including former originators and merchandisers, are working together to build the next generation of grain merchandising technology. What brought...

    Read Agronomy and Soil Health
    May 27, 2022

    Farmer Pain Points: Seedling Disease in Double-Cropped Soybeans

    May 27, 2022. The best laid plans, in farming, are always close to going awry. Heat waves, heavy rain events, and disease stress can disrupt an otherwise healthy crop—and...

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    May 19, 2022

    Market+ 101: Reducing Risk with AutoHedge

    Managing price risk well comes down to your speed and accuracy. How quickly can you lock in a position—such as a hedge—before the market moves? And is that position exactly...

    Read Agronomy and Soil Health Science and Policy
    May 10, 2022

    Carbon Farming 101: How Does Soil Carbon Get Measured?

    How does soil carbon get measured? Accurately measuring carbon sequestration is important because it ensures buyers have confidence in the carbon credits they purchase and...

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    May 5, 2022

    Managing Moisture for Successful Planting and Healthy Stands

    The optimism of planting this year may be a bit tempered with not only significant input price increases and availability issues, but also significant soil moisture...

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    April 21, 2022

    Growing a Climate-Positive Snack: Sustainably-Sourced Airly Crackers Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

    It’s that time of day: The snack attack is hitting. What if you could choose a snack that helps remove greenhouse gases from the air? Sounds delicious—provided the price is...

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    April 19, 2022

    With Carbon Farming Practices, These 3 Farmers are Earning Credits

    For Earth Week, we’ve rounded up the latest interviews in our Paths to Profitability series, which features farmers from across the country and the questions they asked...

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    April 14, 2022

    Market+ 101: Streamlining Your Business Operations

    For merchandisers to manage their bidding and contracting efficiently in Market+, we set out to build an easy-to-use and insightful business management experience that...

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    April 12, 2022

    2 Carbon Market Trends from North American Carbon World 2022

    Sustainability industry veterans and newcomers gathered in Anaheim, California, last week for North American Carbon World 2022, an event hosted by the Climate Action Reserve....

    Read Agronomy and Soil Health
    April 7, 2022

    Frustrated by Fertilizer Costs? Steps You Can Take

    Fertilizer prices have more than doubled over the past year. What events have caused these prices to go up, what impact does it have on overall farm costs of production, and...

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    March 30, 2022

    Meet Kansas Landowner Brenda Sharp: “Never Leave a Frying Pan of Bare Soil”

    “My father, in his childhood, experienced firsthand the 1930s Dust Bowl. Living during and in the fallout of such ecological devastation, and eating sandwiches full of dirt...

    Read AG Carbon Credits Market Analysis
    March 23, 2022

    Inputs, Data, and Sustainability: 4 Trends From Commodity Classic 2022

    After two years of virtual chats and webinars, Indigo was excited to be back in-person at Commodity Classic this month, walking the trade show floor with farmers and partners...

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    March 9, 2022

    Tips & Tricks to Succeed in a Carbon Program

    Before joining a carbon program, some farmers will have more questions to answer than others, depending on how they farm. The biggest factor is how familiar a farmer is with...

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    March 7, 2022

    Market+ 101: Your Digital Storefront

    Grain buyers are putting a new focus on upgrading their back-end technology. They’re buying into logistics software, hedging services, and market analytics. They want to stay...

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    March 4, 2022

    Fashion Forward: The North Face Sources Sustainable Cotton

    This season marks the beginning of “Spring Fashion Weeks” around the globe. From New York to Paris to Hong Kong, the fashion world showcases its creative progress on the...

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    February 24, 2022

    Organic vs. Carbon Farming: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

    Ryan Stockwell is a Wisconsin farmer who helps farmers solve problems on their farms with Carbon by Indigo.

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    February 22, 2022

    Building Your Legacy: 3 Steps to Bring the Farm Forward For the Next Generation

    Most people might find it surprising to learn that 98 percent of farms in the United States are family-owned in some capacity, according to the USDA’s Economic Resource...

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    February 16, 2022

    How to Make Cover Crops Work for You

    Cover crops are hailed by carbon farmers as one of the first and most influential changes a grower can make as they work toward better soil health and sustainability. 

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    February 14, 2022

    Meet the Haynie Family: Seeking Equity and Education in Farming

    “When talking to my granddad, I learned that when he started out, people would come burn his stuff down. Our hog pens were burned down. There were death threats sent to our...

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    February 1, 2022

    5 Takeaways From the Carbon Farming Connection

    Using carbon farming practices to generate agricultural carbon credits has become a real opportunity for farmers to address agronomic problems, reduce on-farm expenses, and...

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    January 31, 2022

    Introducing Market+ Merchandise

    What if an origination team could take its contracting process completely online? Manage the entire lifecycle of its cash contracts in a digital experience? With advanced...

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    January 27, 2022

    Making Your Land Work for You (And the Planet)

    There’s a change happening in agriculture.  Farmers are considering and adopting farming practices like cover crops, reduced tillage, and diverse crop rotations that are not...

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    January 21, 2022

    Fertilizer Prices About to Eat All of Your Profits?

    Ryan Stockwell is a Wisconsin farmer who helps farmers solve problems on their farms with Carbon by Indigo.

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    January 5, 2022

    Exploring Market+: The Digital Future of Merchandising

    Crop merchandising has been stubbornly analog for decades. Scale tickets, phone calls, and texts are the way business gets done. Inconsistent standards, incomplete...

    Read Agronomy and Soil Health AG Carbon Credits
    December 23, 2021

    End of Another Year – Are You Making Progress?

    Ryan Stockwell is a Wisconsin farmer who helps farmers solve problems on their farms with Carbon by Indigo. If you are like me, you enjoy the seasonality of farming. 

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    December 15, 2021

    3 Questions on Grain Merchandising Technology at NGFA CEC

    “What if you could manage the entire lifecycle of a grain transaction through a single application?” This was the question that brought together a few of Indigo’s crop...

    Read Agronomy and Soil Health AG Carbon Credits
    December 15, 2021

    6 Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a Carbon Program

    Carbon programs are popping up everywhere in agriculture. That makes deciding which program to participate in one of the hottest talking points for farmers right now. What...

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    December 8, 2021

    A Meeting of the Minds to Advance Agronomic, Crop, and Soil Sciences

    image above: Prof. Keith Paustian of Colorado State University shares his outlook on opportunitiesto advance soil carbon research at an Indigo-hosted reception at the 2021...

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    November 16, 2021

    COP26: 4 Takeaways Advancing Agriculture as a Climate Solution

    By Max DuBuisson, Bradley Rochlin, Guy Pinjuv

    Read Agronomy and Soil Health
    November 9, 2021

    Incorporating No-till

    Sometimes starting something new is really about leaving something behind. Such is the case with incorporating no-till. 

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    November 9, 2021

    How Can I Build Soil Health?

    Healthy soils can make your operation more profitable and weather-resistant, fortifying your business for future generations. But building or repairing soil health can take...

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    November 4, 2021

    Farmers Maximize Their Opportunity to Get Paid for Carbon With New World-Class Tools

    Big news in the agriculture world last week: Indigo Ag announced its acquisition of Soil Metrics, an industry-leading technology company that has developed a comprehensive...

    Read AG Carbon Credits
    October 20, 2021

    Climate-Smart Commerce

    “As a commerce company, Shopify champions entrepreneurs around the world, and we want to make entrepreneurship accessible for anyone everywhere,” says Stacy Kauk, Director of...

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    October 20, 2021

    How Can We Bring Transparency to Know How Our Food is Produced?

    10/20/21 Today’s consumers are asking more and more: how, and at what cost to the environment, does food reach my table?

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    October 20, 2021

    How No-Till Works Everywhere

    Ryan Stockwell is a Wisconsin farmer who helps farmers solve problems on their farms with Carbon by Indigo. I’ll admit, when I first heard of the idea of using no till in the...

    Read Agronomy and Soil Health Conversations
    October 18, 2021

    Meet the Winners of Indigo’s Soil Health Challenge, Iowa farmers Ryan and Phil Heiniger

    Even though Ryan Heiniger hasn’t always been farming, he’s always stayed close to the management of land, its resources, and safeguarding the wildlife who inhabit it. The...

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    October 16, 2021

    3 Farmer Spotlights for World Food Day

    10/16/21 Each year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) designates World Food Day on October 16th to bring awareness to the transformations in food systems,...

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    October 5, 2021

    The Times I Wished for More Time: On Simplifying the Merchandising Process

    Corn and soybean harvest is here, a hectic two-month stretch for both farmers and merchants. This season has us reflecting on how merchandising work has changed over the past...

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    September 7, 2021

    Why Farmers Should Care About the Quality of Their Carbon Credits

    The demand for agricultural carbon credits is growing. Hundreds of Fortune 500 businesses are making commitments to purchase them in order to further their environmental...

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    September 7, 2021

    What is Carbon Farming?

    Carbon farming is the process of changing agricultural practices to increase the levels of carbon in the soil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This type of regenerative...

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    August 9, 2021

    What’s Driving the Demand for Agricultural Carbon Credits?

    The agricultural carbon marketplace is emerging. The buyers are all in, making commitments to available carbon credit and trying to find more. Their interest in credits is...

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    July 21, 2021

    Brewing More Beneficial Beer: Beer Companies That Are Leading Climate Sustainability

    The science of agricultural production matters a lot when only a handful of ingredients make up your food or drink. Think coffee, which is just one ingredient. Or beer. The...

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    July 21, 2021

    Paul Hawken on How Farmers Can Heal our Future and be Very Profitable

    “We are either stealing the future or healing the future,” author, journalist, and business strategist Paul Hawken said in a discussion to kick off the Carbon Farming...

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    June 16, 2021

    The Grain Marketing Tools to Keep in Your Digital Toolkit 

    By Brandon Bruggeman, North America Commercial Trade Lead   

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    June 4, 2021

    3 Ways to Celebrate World Environment Day

    To highlight the importance of caring for our planet and its people, the UN designated World Environment Day in 1972, with this year’s theme being Ecosystem Restoration.

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    May 6, 2021

    How Does Soil Carbon Sequestration Work?

    The science behind agricultural carbon sequestration offers a snapshot of the constant dialogue between the atmosphere, plants, and soils. It starts with photosynthesis—and...

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    April 23, 2021

    Partner Spotlight: American Farmland Trust

    April 23, 2021 We caught up with one of the winners of the Indigo Carbon Challenge to spotlight the work being done by American Farmland Trust.

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    April 20, 2021

    Taking Collective Action, Featuring CEO of Moderna Stéphane Bancel

      Stéphane Bancel, CEO of pioneering biotech powerhouse startup Moderna, understands the vital importance of climate. More than a year into a global pandemic brought forth by...

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    April 20, 2021

    A Farmer's Perspective for Earth Day

    “Just take one of the pictures from the current Mars rover, Persistence, of a field with nothing in it. Just parched and dry. Then imagine a field of waist-high glowing green...

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    April 9, 2021

    Now, Farmers and Grain Buyers can Transact Directly on Marketplace

    What makes for a valuable, open marketplace? The ability to conduct business easily, with confidence, and at a moment’s notice with the people you want to conduct business...

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    March 22, 2021

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

    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...

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    March 8, 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...

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    March 5, 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...

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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...

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    January 28, 2021

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

      Indigo launched the first-of-its-kind Indigo Carbon Challenge in 2019 to find novel solutions for agricultural soil carbon sequestration and help draw the world's...

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    January 25, 2021

    What Makes a High Quality Carbon Credit?

    Businesses and consumers are laser-focused on making sure the carbon 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...

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    January 6, 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...

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    December 21, 2020

    3 Tips for Farmers to Plan for a Successful Season

    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...

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    December 5, 2020

    5 Ways to Celebrate World Soil Day

     It may not make its way on to many calendars this season, but World Soil Day is a holiday we can get behind. In honor of the day, we’ve rounded up a few ways you can...

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    November 18, 2020

    A Major Milestone for Measuring the Climate Benefit of Agriculture

    By Max DuBuisson, Director of Carbon Policy, Indigo Ag The agricultural carbon market just took a major leap forward: In October, rigorous protocols for “soil enrichment”...

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    October 27, 2020

    Meet Matt & Kelly Griggs, Whose Family Operation Has Seen Water Conservation Success

    Griggs Farm LLC has been operating in Tennessee since 1882. Today, it is run across approximately 2,000 acres by Matt and Kelly Griggs, husband and wife who came back to the...

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    October 16, 2020

    Meet Mike Bretz, a Corporate Sustainability Specialist Turned Carbon Farmer

    Before Mike Bretz was figuring out how to capture carbon in his family farm’s soil, he was in a boardroom working to take carbon out of his company’s supply chain. The...

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    October 6, 2020

    Meet Kasey Bryant Bamberger, Whose Ohio Farm Uses Tech to Unlock Nature’s Power

    Kasey Bryant Bamberger is a third-generation partner in Bryant Agriculture Enterprise. That’s a general title, with broad responsibilities, from running the financials to...

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    April 22, 2020

    Celebrating the Winner of the Carbon Cup this Earth Day

    Chris Prevatt, a 32-year-old rancher based out of Alabama – and the winner of this year’s inaugural Carbon Cup – started out attending conferences. Down south for the...

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    April 22, 2020

    Celebrating Growers on Earth Day with Virtual Visits (VIDEO)

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    January 22, 2020

    The Key to Agricultural Carbon Markets: Measurement and Verification

      Agricultural soil carbon sequestration and emissions reductions can be immediate and affordable levers in addressing climate change, as suggested by the climate plans...

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    June 27, 2019

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

    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...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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    September 18, 2018

    Why We Launched Indigo Marketplace™

    The system by which we grow and distribute grain is well over a hundred years old. In the early 1900s, with significant urban migration, came the need for an efficient way to...

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    September 12, 2018

    Yield Differences So Large You Can See Them From Outer Space

    By Geoffrey von Maltzahn When evaluating products, growers trust the results they see with their own eyes. The benefit of a different seed variety, irrigation system,...

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    June 13, 2018

    Indigo Research Partners: Building the World's Largest Agricultural Lab

    At Indigo, we believe the best lab for testing innovative agricultural techniques is the farm itself. Through collaborations with farmers around the US, we are building the...

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    March 18, 2018

    Grower Perspective: Steve McBee

    Steve McBee runs a family operation in Kansas City, MO, growing Indigo Corn™ and Indigo Soybeans™. He shares what it's been like to work with Indigo so far, speaking to the...

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    December 19, 2017

    Grower Perspective: Sledge Taylor

    Sledge Taylor farms cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, peanuts, and cattle at Buckeye Farms in Como, MS. Recipient of the 2015 Cotton Grower Achievement Award, Sledge is an...

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    December 12, 2017

    Beyond the Commodity Market

    By David Perry In the first half of the twentieth century, we became increasingly concerned about how we could feed a growing population. In the decades after World War II,...

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    December 8, 2017

    Grower Perspective: David Taylor

    David Taylor of Como, MS discusses the importance of making data-driven decisions on his farm and how companies like Indigo are helping to lead the way.

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    November 20, 2017

    Why Microbes Perform Under Stress

    By Geoffrey von Maltzahn This past season, we planted Indigo Corn™ in a region of central Kansas where fields only received 50% of their average rainfall. This severe water...

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    November 17, 2017

    Grower Perspective: David Cleavinger

    Grower David Cleavinger discusses Indigo’s multi-faceted approach to improving the agricultural industry for the next generation I first learned about Indigo in July 2017,...

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    September 26, 2017

    Re-Imagining Modern Agriculture

    By David Perry At Indigo, we believe that we have the opportunity to create a fundamentally different kind of agriculture company — one that is focused on a different set of...

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    April 25, 2017

    The Technology Behind Indigo Research Partners

    By Gerard Keating, Chief Technology Officer I am very excited to be part of such a world-class team, focused on the company’s mission to help farmers sustainably feed the...

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    April 25, 2017

    Why We Launched Indigo Research Partners

    By David Perry Today, we announced the launch of Indigo Research Partners, a program that enables Indigo and growers to test new technologies together. With Indigo Research...

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    March 29, 2017

    Farmers Benefit from New Technologies

    By Barry Knight Farmers face a profitability challenge. Most people don’t think that farmers make much money. It’s true – farming’s margins are slim. Yet revenues from crops...

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    January 9, 2017

    Indigo Innovation: A Model of Continuous Improvement

    By David Perry Today, we are sharing the data from the commercial launch of our first product, Indigo™ Cotton. I’m pleased to report that the commercial data indicate that...

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    July 21, 2016

    Introducing Indigo’s First Commercial Product: Improving Cotton’s Water Use Efficiency for a Water Constrained World

    By David Perry Growing up in Arkansas, we knew where our water came from. A plastic pipe allowed water to gravity flow from a nearby spring to a concrete water tank next to...

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    April 18, 2016

    The Economics of Farming

    By Rachel Raymond The business of farming has always been synonymous with significant risk. Farmers’ basic business model involves a significant upfront investment in land...

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    March 7, 2016

    Why Indigo?

    By Geoffrey von Maltzahn We here at Indigo have been getting this question a lot over the past few weeks. As a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help feed the planet,...

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    Crop merchandising has been stubbornly analog for decades. Scale tickets, phone calls, and texts are the way business gets done. Inconsistent standards, incomplete...

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    Episode 46. Jacqueline Holland, Grain Market Analyst @ Farm Futures

    When working on her masters in agricultural economics, Jacqueline Holland focused her research on large farm decision-making and precision crop technology. She brings that...

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    Episode 45: Angie Setzer, @GoddessofGrain

    Angie Setzer, a grain marketing specialist you probably know by her twitter handle, @GoddessofGrain, joins GrainWaves to talk farmer mindsets, the future of ag...

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    June 22, 2021

    Episode 44: NGFA Convention Trends?

    Weren’t able to attend the NGFA convention this year? Rodney breaks down 3 trends he saw from the show floor — including the importance of end-to-end technology solutions —...

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    Episode 43. Thad England: What’s going on with Iowa basis?

    Calling in from western Iowa, grain marketer Thad England gives an update on what he’s seeing and hearing from farmers and buyers as corn & beans continue their historic...

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    Episode 42: Mark Johnson of GrainBridge

    The growth of analytics and data science in the grain business will be a trend to watch over the next decade. And it won’t be us vs. machines. It will be us + machines....

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    Episode 41: Jason Wheeler of Elevator’s Cut

    Jason Wheeler, co-host of Elevator’s Cut and grain merchandising specialist at White Commercial, stops by to talk with Rodney on how a strong, local grain buyer can be so...

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    April 2, 2021

    Episode 40: The Future of Agriculture Freight

    Kearney Klein knows carriers don’t want to spend more time sourcing loads. He knows farmers and grain buyers want faster access to freight, with more clarity around rates....

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    Episode 39: Why is Grain Merchandising Not a Zero-Sum Game?

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    Episode 37: The Power of AgYield

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