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Antarctica Is Getting a Farm That Can Grow Produce Even When It's -100 Degrees Fahrenheit Outside

Futurism: The farm will feature a year-round greenhouse that can grow food for researchers at the Neumayer III polar station on the Ekstrom Ice Shelf.

Deere to Advance Machine Learning Capabilities in Acquisition of Blue River Technology

Blue River has designed and integrated computer vision and machine learning technology that will enable growers to reduce the use of herbicides by spraying only where weeds are present, optimizing the use of inputs in farming – a key objective of precision agriculture.

Raven Industries Release Two New Precision Agriculture Products: RS1 and CR7

New Products Enhance User Experience and Propel Precision Agriculture Technology Forward

Using Agriculture Drones to Move From Analog to Digital Farming: A Case Study in Quantifying the Return on Investment

For us, the answer on when to go from “analog” to “digital” farming is today. In one growing season, we estimate that we will come out positive on our investment in implementing a “base-plus” variable rate nitrogen program.

Selecting a Precision AG Crop Scouting Solution

The rapidly growing remote sensing industry provides consumers multiple options to choose from. The challenge is selecting a crop scouting solution that’s complete — that considers the sensor, software, and data analytics tools that provide the best value for your needs.

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Ikea is bringing a pop-up vertical farm to London

Lisa Bowman for Metro.co.uk: Researchers from the SPACE10 lab at the Lokal pop-up want to show the general public that delicious, fresh food can be grown right in your home, using a hydroponics farming system.

Digital Technology Meets Agronomy

Pam Smith for The Progressive Farmer: Drones buzzed overhead a tractor and spray boom projected images to simulate how spray nozzles can use new technology to spray only where weeds had escaped previous controls.

How John Deere's New AI Lab Is Designing Farm Equipment For A More Sustainable Future

Adele Peters for Fast Company: The acquisition of a computer vision startup speeds the company’s goal of helping farmers grow enough food for an exploding global populatio

A couple of 30-something guys swapped high finance for farmland and now manage $575 million

Raul Hernandez for Business Insider: Because of the many uncertainties involved in farming, outside investors are sometimes unwilling to take a long-term investment approach, making some farmers skeptical of working with outside investors.

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YellowScan & Quantum Systems partner to provide a cutting edge VTOL+ LiDAR integrated solution

YellowScan and Quantum Systems combined their R&D expertise to provide a reliable VTOL+LiDAR solution, able to cover large areas and fly longer (up to 60 minutes) for a high quality data acquisition.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. Announces Finalists for Drone Challenge

Land O'Lakes Prize draws international competitors to make drones work better for farmers

AB InBev, the world's largest brewer and user of malt barley, partners with agriculture technology firm Agrible

The two companies are joining forces to help farmers around the world access better data and predictive analytics on crop management and climate effects.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.- Innovamass. Reinvented.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.- Innovamass. Reinvented.

Sierra was the first to introduce a combination volumetric vortex and multivariable mass flow meter in 1997. Today, Sierra's completely redesigned InnovaMass® iSeries™ 240i/241i builds on two decades of success measuring five process variables for gas, liquid and steam with one connection. Now, with the latest hyper-fast microprocessors, robust software applications, field diagnostic and adjustment capability, and a new state-of-the-art flow calibration facility, Sierra's vortex iSeries delivers precision, performance, and application flexibility never before possible.

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AllEarth Renewables, Inc

AllEarth Renewables, Inc

AllEarth Renewables is the designer and manufacturer of the AllEarth Solar Tracker, a complete grid-tied, dual-axis solar electric system that uses GPS technology to follow the sun, producing up to 45% more energy than fixed systems. With over 30 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, AllEarth Renewables has become the nation's leading solar tracker company with over 2,995 Solar Tracker installations throughout the U.S.