Thursday, July 25, 2024

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Preparing More and More Farmers to Tap into the Perks of Regenerative Agriculture

CIBO Technologies, the climate software company for agriculture, has officially announced a multi-year strategic partnership with The DeLong Co., Inc., a privately-owned and family-run enterprise based in Clinton, Wisconsin with 38 grain, agronomy, and export locations throughout the United States. Under the agreed terms, CIBO will empower farmers within The DeLong Co., Inc.’s grower network to find, qualify for, and enroll in regenerative agriculture incentive programs backed by the USDA and private companies with Scope 3 emissions targets. Talk about the whole value proposition on a slightly deeper level, the partnership will; for starters, tread a long distance to increase sustainable ag payments. Here, farmers across DeLong Co., Inc.’s grower network can basically access the right combination of financial incentives to fund their practice transition and drive farmland resilience and profitability. Next up, we must get into the way this CIBO-DeLong partnership will pre-qualify land, and at the same time, help farmers better understand the potential return. This they’ll be able to do by drawing or uploading field boundaries, as well as leveraging CIBO-sensed practices to understand eligibility for incentive programs instantly. Then, there is the prospect of a simplified enrollment program, which packs together CIBO’s convenient workflows and scaled data to make enrollment more efficient and effective for farmers.

“We’re always looking for new ways to promote farmland resilience and sustainability across our supply chain. Teaming up with CIBO enables us to broaden farmer access to regenerative agriculture programs, cutting carbon emissions, improving soil health and harnessing financial incentives. Through CIBO’s Impact, we can oversee and validate regenerative agriculture practices at scale,” said Chris DeLong, President of The DeLong Co., Inc.

Joining the mix is also an idea to let farmers monitor status and generate income. Such a feature translates to how farmers can instantly view program and payment status on the CIBO platform and get paid right as practices are verified. Extending the pattern of pre-qualification, CIBO and DeLong will further make a point to ensure that farmers can pre-qualify for new programs. This means that, no matter when or what new incentive programs are deployed, fields will automatically run through all the relevant processes to notify farmers of any new opportunities. Rounding up highlights is the setup in place to guide farmers through the complexities of NRCS Programs. On a more granular note, the stated feature involves CIBO’s program engine digitizing the workflow of NRCS applications and driving farmers towards those practices that are most likely to be funded in their region.

“CIBO takes pride in partnering with organizations like The DeLong Company, to scale access to regenerative agriculture program incentives. Whether it’s building initiatives to reduce Scope 3 emissions or simplifying the application from USDA funding, CIBO stands as a strategic technology provider, committed to empowering farmers and our customers.” said Dan Ryan, CEO of CIBO Technologies.

As for what made CIBO an ideal partner for such an effort, the answer comes from its proven track-record in the context of delivering solutions that drive regenerative agriculture to help to mitigate climate change, advance food system resilience, and improve grower outcomes. Founded in 2015, the company’s excellence in what it does can also be understood once you consider that it is already a 2021 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards finalist and was named 2022 AgTech Breakthrough “AI-based AgTech Company of the Year.”