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How Can Farmers Track the Weather

Crops need weather. Farmers need weather forecasts. Expect to see more advanced weather information being made available as technology improves.

Vertical Farms May Be the Future of Your Food

The Merkle: Plenty Inc will utilize vertical farms to make it feasible to have large growing operations close to consumers. The farms themselves will be state of the art and capable of producing large amounts of food.

A Brief History of Modern Farming

The idea of growing plants year-round by controlling environmental factors dates back as far as the Roman Empire. Emperor Tiberius Caesar had moveable plant beds built that could grow cucumbers year-round by being brought inside during cold or unfavorable weather.

Organic Dairy Farmer Albert Straus Announces the First Full-Scale Electric Truck Powered by Cow Poop

Straus’ goal is to demonstrate to the farming community and public that farmers can implement and teach others practical solutions to climate change.

Northern Power Wind Turbines Generate Significant Energy Savings for New York Dairy Farm

Farming industry can reap benefits from clean wind power and energy incentive programs.

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New Holland Agriculture unveils methane powered concept tractor

It combines alternative fuels and advanced agricultural technology with readily available powertrain innovation from CNH Industrial sister brand FPT Industrial.

EU's future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensors

Anthony King, From Horizon Magazine: Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.

Ag-tech: The automated farm

Tara Duggan for The San Francisco Chronicle: In the field, self-propelling harvesters lop off the heads of cabbages, then funnel the 8-pound goliaths to workers who trim and sort them. Inside a nearby Taylor Farms packing plant, a three-armed robot pivots and turns to maneu

FORGET PRECISION AGRICULTURE: DRONE HERDING IS TAKING OFF

Malek Murison for We Talk UAV: Luckily, a few farming pioneers have started using their drones to herd animals, including cattle and sheep, from one place to another.

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Bushel™ Launches Ecosystem with Integration of Crop Insurance Leader NAU Country

Bushel is the grain industry's first automated mobile app platform for elevators and cooperatives to connect with their growers and deliver real-time information via a custom-branded mobile app.

Intelligent Agricultural Solutions Partnering with Advance Acceptance to Offer National Finance Programs

Advance Acceptance, a division of First Western Bank & Trust, announced today a partnership with Intelligent Ag Solutions (Intelligent Ag) to offer equipment finance programs for agricultural customers.

Measure's First Drone Services Franchise Opens in Illinois Largest aerial data solution provider in U.S. expands footprint to provide localized service

The franchise's primary focus is on the telecommunications, construction, energy and agriculture sectors. Capabilities range from inspecting cell tower, wind farm and solar farm infrastructure to surveying construction sites, monitoring construction project progress, and assessing crop yields, irrigation problems and pest infestations for precision agriculture.

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Maxon Motor’s - Compact Power For Your Motion Control Application.

Maxon Motor's - Compact Power For Your Motion Control Application.

maxon launches the next generation of positioning controllers - the EPOS4. A high performance module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. Suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders.

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maxon precision motors

maxon precision motors

maxon precision motors is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. These motors range in size from 4 - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications.