Ready-to-use nitrogen.

By Tori McDonnell

Fertilizer Created from renewable energy: Nitricity Raises $5 Million Seed Round to Help Farmers Produce Their Own Nitrogen Fertilizer

Today, the global supply of fertilizer is fueled by coal and natural gas and travels through a complex supply chain to farms around the world.  Fertilizer distribution is a hazardous and expensive process involving substantial storage and transportation infrastructure that stretches over thousands of miles.  As a result, fertilizer costs are inflated and farmers are often forced to make decisions based on prices rather than plants.

Nitricity produces nitrogen fertilizer directly at the point of use. Our technology has the potential to produce cost-effective fertilizer for environmentally conscious farms, as well as for developing markets outside of traditional supply chain infrastructure. Removing the long supply chain allows farmers to apply fertilizers when their fields are ready, reducing wasteful runoff and maximizing nitrogen delivery anywhere in the world.

Fertilizer Created from renewable energy

Nitricity is a supporter of data transparency and has made his 2020 growing season report publicly available.

Can Satellite Imagery Help us Bridge the Food Security Gap?

By Sanjay Borkar

Agricultural satellite imagery is paving the way for new and efficient industry growth. It offers the opportunity to implement a data-driven approach. it brings more precision to agricultural activities. Satellite images help make agricultural practices increasingly predictable and seamless.

Satellite Imagery

Satellite imagery in agriculture is an asset that can increase productivity, enables sustainable agricultural practices, and cuts farming costs.

USDA-NIFA and NSF Invest $220M in AI Research Institutes

From NIFA USDA web Page

11 new AI Research Institutes to pursue transformational advances in a range of economic sectors and science and engineering fields.

It is a new investment that builds on the first round of seven Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes funded in 2020, totaling $140 million.

AI Research Institutes

These institutes are hubs for academia, industry, and government to accelerate discovery and innovation in AI. Inspiring talent and ideas everywhere in this important area will lead to new capabilities that improve our lives from medicine to entertainment to transportation and cybersecurity and position us in the vanguard of competitiveness and prosperity.”

The USDA-NIFA Institute for Agricultural AI for Transforming Workforce and Decision Support (AgAID)

The USDA-NIFA AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture (AIIRA)