Land O’Lakes launches carbon-trading program for farmers

Land O’Lakes launched a carbon credit generation and trading program last week that it said will help crop farmers capitalize on rising demand for greenhouse gas emission credits while making farms more sustainable.

Agricultural companies have been launching green agriculture or carbon-trading programs in recent months, pressured by environmentally conscious consumers and expectations of policies meant to counter climate change under the Biden administration.

Land O’Lakes subsidiary Truterra LLC unveiled its TruCarbon program, a collaboration with the Soil Health Institute. The companies have contracted to sell 100,000 metric tons of credits to technology giant Microsoft Corp.

TruCarbon represents the latest agriculture industry offering focused on combating climate change, joining agribusinesses such as Cargill and crop input suppliers like Bayer AG.

Using mountains of farm data already being gathered by growers on the Truterra farm decisionmaking platform, the carbon program will help users gauge how environmentally friendly practices may affect the

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Luv’s Brownies launches a dessert truck to celebrate 25 years in business

Andrea Lacy believes some challenges are blessings in disguise. Case in point: Her brownie recipe.

During her first semester at San Jose State University, she was baking a thank-you gift for a friend and noticed that the dough was thicker than usual. She baked the batch anyway, and they were a big hit. But when she revisited the brownie recipe later, after she was diagnosed with dyslexia, she realized she had transposed some numbers.

A few years later, in 1996, while working at Hewlett-Packard, Andrea launched her Luv’s Brownies — the first internet-only bakery, she says. Thanks to that recipe and her SEO skills, the venture was an immediate mail order/delivery and catering success. In the years since she was first featured in this newspaper, she’s been written up in Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise, Today’s Black Woman and Every Day with Rachael Ray magazines and garnered awards for both her

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Seward & Kissel Launches Cryptocurrency Blog “SKrypto” to Assist Clients with Significant Rise of Opportunity

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the recent news that several of the world’s largest asset managers have invested in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, coupled with a surge in Bitcoin prices to all-time highs and massive growth in DeFi strategies and platforms, many in finance are signaling that crypto is taking its place among assets that must be considered. Today, as a way to better serve its world-class clients in the financial services industry, Seward & Kissel LLP announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency blog. Coined “SKrypto,” the blog will feature breaking cryptocurrency news alongside heart-of-the-matter analysis, as well as interviews with industry insiders.

“We are only in the second inning of crypto, and the game’s rules seem to be changing as more players take to the field,” said Anthony Tu-Sekine, a partner at Seward & Kissel and head of its Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group. “Our cryptocurrency experience combined

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ConnectEO Network Launches Out of Beta to Enable Exclusive Collaboration Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ConnectEO Network, a vetted digital community that connects entrepreneurs to opportunities, today announced its official launch out of beta. Leveraging unique algorithms, ConnectEO Network curates matches between entrepreneurs specifically tailored to each user’s business needs in an effort to support their business and increase longevity. The platform creates sustainable businesses by providing a space for entrepreneurs to collaborate with like-minded creators to expand their businesses, obtain business resources and build meaningful, revenue-generating relationships. The company aims to create and maintain a community which will promote shared business growth, longevity and increase access to opportunity. 

“After years of exploration, conversations, and research, I decided to create ConnectEO Network as a tool to democratize access to business resources in an effort to create ownership and close the wealth gap,” said Erin Person, Founder of ConnectEO Network. “Through strategic collaboration and community, we’re

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Northland Power Provides Business Update, Announces 2021 Financial Outlook, and Launches Its …

TORONTO, Feb. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or the “Company”) (TSX: NPI) is pleased to announce an update on its long-term plans and objectives as well as provide its 2021 financial outlook, which will be further discussed at the Company’s virtual investor day later today.

Over the next decade, the global transition to renewable energy is expected to accelerate as de-carbonization efforts by governments and private entities increase and further electrification of the economy gathers momentum, resulting in significant opportunities for further growth in renewable power generation and green infrastructure, especially in offshore wind. Countries with land constraints and high carbon energy usage are increasingly adopting offshore wind to support their de-carbonization objectives and their renewable energy targets. As a global developer with extensive expertise in developing offshore wind projects, Northland is strategically positioned to compete in this global transition and further grow its global portfolio

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WGU Launches Initiative to Remove Barriers for Students with High Financial Need and Those Without Access to Federal Financial Aid


With millions of American workers facing the urgent need to reskill or upskill for a post-pandemic economy, nonprofit online Western Governors University (WGU) announced today the launch of its Equitable Access Initiative. The initiative aims to help remove barriers that might otherwise keep people—especially those from historically underserved populations—from accessing higher education, such as job loss, changes in childcare and schooling, health concerns, and overall uncertainty from the pandemic.

As part of this effort, WGU’s Board of Trustees designated $6 million in funding, which will assist new and existing students through three key financial support mechanisms:

  • The WGU Resiliency Grant assists new students who are experiencing unforeseen financial struggles by offering them up to $4,000 that can be used for tuition, fees, and instructional materials to allow them to pursue their academic goals. The scholarship is frontloaded to cover $2,500 in the first
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