Toronto, Ontario – Deveron Corp. (TSX-V: FARM) (“Deveron” or the “Company”), a leading agriculture digital services and insights provider in North America, is pleased to announce the Company has signed a four year enterprise agreement to support the first phase of the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) $10 million Conservation Reserve Program, valued at $1,800,000. The Company has agreed to provide $930,000 in collection service as well as $870,000 in soil analytics across 600 sites throughout Wisconsin, Arkansas and Michigan. The soil analytics will be provided by Deveron’s, 51% owned, Woods End Laboratories. The contract, signed on September 29, 2021, provides the USDA access to Deveron’s new platform which provides a scalable and streamlined process for collecting, analyzing, and sharing in-field soil carbon data. The soil data will be used to support the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program that is being run in partnership with Michigan State University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Wisconsin.
“Carbon credits may become transformative for agribusiness and growers, and in the future have the power to be a cash crop in its own right. Working with the USDA validates the value proposition of our carbon services platform, and confirms the need to digitize and standardize the collection, analysis and distribution of carbon soil data,” said David MacMillan, Deveron’s President and CEO. “Our vertically integrated platform leverages our vast data technician network and laboratory, providing an end-to-end solution for large enterprises such as the USDA. This single chain of custody provides assurance that the data is secure and of the highest quality and consistency.”
This is the second agricultural leader to sign an enterprise contract to use Deveron’s carbon services platform since its launch on September 21, 2021. The platform eliminates significant impediments to the accurate measurement of carbon sequestration in agricultural land. The Company views these improvements as key enablers for maximizing the creation of reliable and credible carbon credits. The platform is built on three key principles highlighted below:
- Leverage Deveron’s growing network of trained and dedicated soil technicians across North America, thus ensuring consistency of sampling
- Provide single chain of custody from the farm to the lab in a digital platform
- Ensure soil data integrity via best-in-class data security
To find out more about our carbon platform, visit: https://deveron.com/carbon/