Tag: Agriculture

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People On the Move: Greg Jones, Cargill’s First-Ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Global food giant Cargill, Inc., one of the largest privately held corporations in the United States based on revenue, has appointed its first-ever chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. Dan Niepow of Twin Cities Business has reported that U.S. Navy vet Greg Jones has been tasked with the role at…

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White Farmers Sue To Stop Debt Relief Program for Farmers of Color

A federal judge in Wisconsin has temporarily halted a government program designed to help chronically disadvantaged farmers of color repay their loans — or forgive their debt altogether. Laura Schulte of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that “a temporary restraining order was handed down Thursday afternoon [June 10] by Judge…

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Black American Farmers Concerned Over Further Discrimination Due to Incoming Secretary of Agriculture

Black farmers in America are wary of substantive change and further discrimination under the proposed new Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Joe Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack to lead the Agriculture Department received a chilly reaction from many Black farmers who contend he didn’t do enough to help them the…

Archived: The Climate Corporation to Create Industry's First In-Field Sensor Network for Digital Ag Technology Development

PRESS RELEASE The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto (No. 43 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) announced an unprecedented advancement in digital agriculture: the development of the industry’s first in-field sensor network, including a groundbreaking soil nitrate sensor, that will feed into the agronomic models in…