Nationwide teams up with Quanturi to prevent agricultural losses


Nationwide teams up with Quanturi to prevent agricultural losses

Insurance carrier Nationwide has partnered with Quanturi to deploy its HAYTECH solution to help protect agricultural losses.

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Webinar | Digital Technology Applications for Agricultural Water Productivity Improvements


The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) is a public, private, civil society partnership hosted by the World Bank Group. The partnership supports country-level collaboration designed to unite diverse groups with a common interest in the sustainable management of water resources, with the aim of helping countries close the gap between water demand and supply by 2030. Transforming Value Chains (TVC) is a strategic priority for 2030 WRG, which has a strong focus in developing public-private partnerships (PPPs) to enhance the productive use of agricultural water, reduce runoff pollution, and increase farm productivity and income.

In addition, 2030 WRG is supporting a suite of Disruptive Technology (DT) applications in the water sector, supporting early-detection of issues, operational cost savings, continuous monitoring, and productivity gains. Such solutions support sustainable water resources management for sectors such as agriculture in partnership with the private sector, public sector, investors, entrepreneurs, academia, as well as enabling institutions.

About the Webinar

2030 WRG is supporting innovations across the agricultural value chain, covering water source security, on-farm water-use efficiency, post-harvest infrastructure, market linkages, as well as other areas, through its collective action approaches. Select interventions catalyzed by 2030 WRG include digital solutions for water accounting, agricultural water productivity enhancement, soil moisture management, and traceability.

The 2030 WRG TVC and DT Taskforces organized a webinar on digital technology applications across the agricultural supply chain with an emphasis on linkages between water and agriculture. This webinar provided an overview of the opportunities for agricultural innovations and critical factors to support testing, implementation, and mainstreaming of digital approaches relevant to water security. Through case study examples of private sector, practitioners, and academics, the webinar deep dived into the role that digital technologies can play in addressing the water-agriculture nexus.

Hot Farm Episode 1: Change is hard

More than 30 years ago, after a drought wiped out his commodity crops, Dave Bishop changed the way he farmed. It was 1988, the same summer that a scientist named James Hansen told Congress that human activity was causing “global warming,” unofficially launching the climate-change era. While Bishop’s neighbors vowed that next year would be better, Bishop decided that he couldn’t go on doing the same thing. He started diversifying the crops he grew and replacing chemical fertilizer with manure. Over the next decade he kept asking himself, “What else can I do?” He began selling what he grew directly to consumers—something virtually unheard of in farm country back then. He didn’t consider what he was doing a crusade against climate change, but rather a way to break free of a system that was squeezing farmers from both ends—forcing them to grow only a handful of commodity crops and sell those crops to a handful of big buyers who set the prices. In this episode, producer Eve Abrams uses Bishop’s story to explore what some farmers in the Midwest are doing to combat climate change—from cover cropping to agroforestry. We need more Dave Bishops if we are going to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions coming from U.S. agriculture. But as Abrams makes clear, change is hard. “Once you have an entrenched system the resistance to change is unbelievable,” Bishop tells her.

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Show Notes by Eve Abrams

Main character:
Dave Bishop of PrairiErth farm in Atlanta, Illinois. His farm is now run by his son, Hans Bishop and daughter in law, Katie Bishop.

Other farmers:
Jeff and Dan Bonnacker – father and son farmers in Cedar Hill, Missouri. They farm soy, corn, cattle, and cover crops at Windy Hill and Big River Grain and Cattle farms.

Nikki Morgan of HeartBeet Farms in Eolia, Missouri farms a wide variety of vegetables with her wife, Katie HochStedler, and parents, Beth and Daryl Morgan have. HeartBeet Farm is certified Naturally Grown.

Ben Brownlow of Fox Holler Farmstead in Rutledge, Missouri raises pigs, chickens, goats, turkeys, cows, and trees. Ben writes a wonderful blog about what he’s doing with the land.

You also hear from farmers:
Paul Krautman of Bellews Creek Farm near Hillsboro, Missouri.

Serena Cochrane of Stuart Farm in Gerald, Missouri.

Tom Martin is a corn and soybeans farmer at Martin Agricultural Enterprises.

John and Jim White farm corn, soybeans, and a small amount of organic corn and soybeans at White Farm.

I had incredible help in finding many of these farmers from Known and Grown, which is part of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.

Additional Reading:
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michaell Pollan

Our Margin of Life, by Eugene M. Poirot (Paul Krautman’s grandpa!)

Lentil Underground, by Liz Carlisle (many farmers I talked with mentioned this book!)

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