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Bringing Silicon Valley to the Farm

It’s the underlying science tools and heroes of the digital agriculture movement - specifically, machine learning and predictive modeling - that are central to the success of delivering a digital transformation.

Uncovering Spectral Signatures in a Pecan Orchard

Multispectral cameras capture spectral signatures much like a thermometer measures the temperature of the human body. Changes in plant reflectance indicate stress, but additional information is required to identify the cause.

McCain Foods makes significant strategic investment in vertical farming

McCain Foods is actively engaging with entrepreneurs in developing and commercializing agri-food technologies; the strategic investment in TruLeaf is in direct support of McCain Foods’ innovation strategy.

Farming Is a Tough Business, but New Trends Offer Opportunity

As the challenges to the agricultural industry continue to evolve, we must pay attention to the impact on farmers. We must support those who feed us by finding new ways to empower farmers, both professionally and personally.

XPONENTIAL 2018 is Just Around the Corner

This show is the perfect place to learn about new capabilities and technologies that are transforming the business of agriculture. You can see the next generation of unmanned technology and see how unmanned systems will advance agriculture today and in the future.

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Applications Now Open for The Radicle Automation Competition

Startups specializing in agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment.

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

AP: The German Aerospace Center DLR, which coordinates the project, said Thursday that by May scientists hope to harvest 4-5 kilograms of fruit and vegetables a week.

Impossible Foods Announces $114 Million Convertible Note as Startup Prepares for Rapid Expansion in the US and Overseas

-Lead investors include Temasek and Sailing Capital -Food tech startup’s $114 million convertible note brings total investments to nearly $400 million -Impossible Foods will launch its first international market later this month when the Impossible Burger debuts in Asia

Sentera Announces Dual-band RTK for PHX Fixed-wing Drone

Launch customer ISight RPV Services achieves transformative results during beta tests

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High-Speed WiFi for Rural Homes and Farms: Ayrstone announces the AyrMesh® Hub2x2

The new AyrMesh Hub2x2 is an outdoor, high-power, meshing WiFi access point. The new Hub2x2 is designed to deliver high-speed outdoor WiFi across large outdoor areas.

Trimble Adds New Distributor to its Global Vantage Network for Agriculture in Hungary

Vantage Distributors Provide Farmers with Simplified, Integrated Precision Ag Solutions that Increase Farm Efficiencies and Productivity

Maryland farm opens as hub of learning about sustainable agriculture

Bayer's ForwardFarming program launches in North America to foster dialogue, understanding about how our food can be grown in harmony with the environment

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