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Finistere Ventures and PitchBook Close Gap in Agtech Funding Data

“2018 Early-Stage Agtech Report,” provides new insight into global early stage financing activity and trends in leading agtech innovation geographies.

Farming the Future and Feeding the World

Silicon Valley Forum’s “Seeds of Our Future” Program Returns for a Third Year

SoftBank-backed vertical farm set to open Abu Dhabi

Plenty plans to start selling locally grown produce, including kale and other leafy greens, to communities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai early next year

Swift Navigation Case Study: Northstar Robotics

By coupling its cloud and open autonomy platforms to disrupt agriculture, Northstar Robotics is on track to solve farm labor shortages and reduce farm input costs.

Pouring Fuel on the Fire — on Product Market Fit

In agriculture, it’s common for new products to go through field trials. Trials are lengthy and are often run at the cost of the vendor who is looking to build a proof of concept for their product.

A Look At Irrigation Management Practices In Nebraska

Running sprinklers on the right, impending downpours on the left – color me confused. Why would growers, who are much more knowledgeable about their crops, put down water when thunderstorms are rumbling on the horizon?

Smart Agriculture With The Advent Of IoT And Drones

Smart Farming is a capital-effective and hi-tech system of growing food cleanly and making it sustainable for people. It is an application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into agriculture.

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Fluence Significantly Increases Yield and Secondary Metabolites in San Francisco Cannabis Vertical Farm

Eve Farms is leveraging SPYDRx PLUS LED solutions to dramatically increase plant canopy and sustainably produce award-winning cannabis for Californian market

Giant indoor vertical farm backed by Chinese firm launching just east of Las Vegas Strip

Jeff Daniels for CNBC: The vertical farm requires 90 percent less water than a traditional farm and uses about 50 percent less energy than most other indoor ag facilities.

HerdDogg Secures $2.3M in Seed Funding to Improve Remote Health Monitoring of Livestock

The seed funding from several mid-western VC firms with deep experience in agricultural technologies, IoT, and big data technologies is an expert validation of HerdDogg’s technology and market potential.

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Farmer's Business Network, Inc. Launches F2F Genetics NetworkTM

The farmer-driven network creates new, independent seed brand, a new model for seed development and distribution; Rooted in transparency, fairness and real world performance

Smart Agriculture Hold Bright Future Ahead !!

Smart agriculture is an integrated approach to manage farming activities such as optimizing yields and preserving resources.

Industrial Hemp Symposium to be held August 25th in Oklahoma City

Hemp Geo Institute will host "Growing Hemp for Yield," their seventh Industrial Hemp Symposium, on August 25 in Oklahoma City, OK

United Opportunities Develops New Program that Allows Individuals to Own Revenue-Generating Assets in the AgTech Sector

The company is selling these high-tech growing Pods with a unique lease-back program that allows Pod owners to receive quarterly payments while United Opportunities manages the unit and handles the cultivation, sales and distribution.

SWIIM System Announces the Closing of its Initial Series B-1 Round; Strategic Partnership with Western Growers Also Extended

Proceeds will also be used to fund the recent acquisition of Fresno-based IoT technology company OnFarm Systems.

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