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Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

Amy Crawford for CityLab: A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.

Danish "Robot Hands" Pack Delicate Herbs

The two "fingers" of the robot gripper have built-in intelligence and advanced technology that mimics the way humans instinctively use our sense of touch when we grab things to move them.

Automating Agriculture: How Automation and Robotics Have Taken to the Fields

The technological advances in agriculture are not just to do with social media savvy cows – the global agricultural robots market was estimated to account for a market revenue of $2,927 million in 2016, but is expected to rocket to $11,050 million in 2023.

Agricultural robots and drones to become a $45Bn industry by 2038

Robotic technology is quietly transforming the world of agriculture. In this article, we describe how this market will plausibly grow to become a $45Bn industry by 2038. We will also demonstrate how diverse this emerging industry is in terms of forms, functions and fortunes.

Expected Harvest Moisture in Corn Seed Selection

With cash corn fetching a measly $2.85/bushel in our area early this winter, every percentage point of moisture that needs to be removed from the crop has a financial impact equivalent to a yield loss of about 1.75%.

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Smart irrigation scheme cuts water use and boosts crop yields - scientists

BT: The micro-irrigation system, which is being trialled on a farm in Tamil Nadu, southern India, has cut water use by up to 80% and doubled the yields of some crops, the scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh said.

TRIMBLE BECOMES LATEST PARTNER TO JOIN THRIVE AGTECH VENTURE & INNOVATION PLATFORM

The new relationship between Trimble and SVG’s THRIVE platform signifies the continued commitment to advancing a safer and more sustainable agriculture supply chain and to providing innovative solutions to farmers and their production partners worldwide.

The Promise of Indoor, Hurricane-Proof 'Vertical' Farms

Meagan Flynn for The Atlantic: They might be an efficient way to produce food in a world with more-extreme weather—but only if growers can figure out a successful business model.

Balderton Capital leads $25M Series A in 'urban farming' platform Infarm

Steve O'Hear for TechCrunch: Infarm has developed an “indoor vertical farming” system capable of growing anything from herbs, lettuce and other vegetables, and even fruit. It then places these modular farms in a variety of customer-facing city locations

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Yield Lab Targets AgTech Start-Ups With €800,000 Investment Opportunity

This is the second year of the European programme for the Yield Lab, which mirrors sister programmes in the US and Latin America in offering early stage venture capital to companies in the AgTech sector, with a particular focus on businesses addressing issues of environmental sustainability and food security.

Food Logistics Hosts March 8th Webinar with Zest Labs on Blockchain, IoT and Improving the Fresh Food Supply Chain

New competitors, tighter margins, sustainability, shrink reduction and food safety concerns are among the key issues facing grocers, distributors, manufacturers and growers this year.

'Agtech Conference of the South' Announces Initial Speakers and Agenda

Inaugural Event will Bring Together Region's Agtech Thought Leaders and Innovators

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