Indigo, John Deere team up to monetize carbon reductions

Integration between John Deere Operations Center and Indigo offers U.S. growers access to carbon credits and crop premiums.

March 5, 2020

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Indigo, John Deere team up to monetize carbon reductions

Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announced its integration with the John Deere Operations Center to link on-farm agronomic data between technology ecosystems. By connecting to the John Deere Operations Center, Indigo will enhance its ability to deliver agronomic advice, carbon credits and crop premiums to growers across the U.S.

Growers working with Indigo can opt in to allow sharing of their agronomic data and historical records between the company’s platforms and the John Deere Operations Center, thus improving the functionality of all of Indigo’s services, including Indigo Carbon, the announcement said. since its launch in June of last year, U.S. farmers have already submitted more than 18 million acres for consideration to Carbon, a marketplace paying farmers for increases in soil carbon content and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

This mounting interest in carbon credits underscores the industry’s preparedness to address climate change, as agricultural soils present an immediate, scalable and affordable opportunity for drawing carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere, the announcement said. At $15-20 per ton of carbon sequestered, credits generated through this marketplace have the potential to unlock new and substantial revenue streams for growers. At the same time, the optimization of on-farm equipment through a link with the John Deere Operations Center can accelerate the generation of credits, since growers who opt into the integration will automatically share farming practice information.

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“The connection between Indigo’s innovative technology suite and the John Deere Operations Center will lead to significant productivity gains for my business,” said Ben Riensche, an Indigo Research Partner board member who is currently trialing the link on his farm. “In every decision I make – from planting to harvest – connecting platforms allows me to more easily share and verify my data, bringing me closer to anything from generating a carbon credit to upping my premium on grain in Grain Marketplace.”

Indigo Grain Marketplace directly connects buyers and sellers for more efficient transactions. Last week, Indigo rolled out a new suite of pricing tools for the platform, which helps growers maximize the earning potential of any grain marketing strategy. To further improve profitability, a direct link with the John Deere Operations Center will allow farmers to demonstrate how their grain was grown, which can, in turn, increase the premiums that sustainability-focused buyers are willing to pay, the announcement said.

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“We’re thrilled to work with John Deere to bring new solutions to their Operations Center customers,” said Chris Malone, head of field data solutions at Indigo. “This connection will support Indigo Carbon, Indigo Grain Marketplace and Indigo Acres by allowing growers the choice to share information to receive carbon credits, premiums on their grain and agronomic advice.”

Beginning this spring, growers can link their system via Indigo’s website.

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