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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.

3 Trends that Defined Agriculture in 2017 and 3 to Watch

Last year recorded groundbreaking technological advances in agriculture, even as the ag giants focused on consolidation. In looking back over the trends that shaped 2017, we can locate the signs pointing to the big stories we anticipate this year.

DVO Commissions First Anaerobic Digester Installation in Pennsylvania

The biogas generated from the waste streams is powering a 300 kW gen-set which delivers renewable electricity to the local grid.

Precision Farming and Automation

By interconnecting crops, tools and vehicles to smart devices and sensors, farmers will be able to produce more while saving money and conserving natural resources by making the right decision at the right time based on data.

Does Delayed Planting Reduce U.S. Corn Yields?

Though there exists a corridor across the northwestern Corn Belt in which there appears to be some truth to this belief, there are as many other corn growing areas where there is no discernible relationship, or even an inverse relationship

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Investment-ready disruptors in ag showcased at Boston's AgTech Nexus USA

Presentations and interactive panel discussions will address investment opportunities in upstream agtech advancements – where global investments have grown to $4.2 billion from $2.36 billion in the past three years, according to AgFunder.

AgShift, a US-based Start-up Raises US$2 Million Funding From Exfinity Ventures Among Others

AgShift is building world’s first autonomous food inspection system using Deep learning and they plan to use the funding to strengthen product development and expand customer reach.

Robots Are Trying To Pick Strawberries. So Far, They're Not Very Good At It

Dan Charles for NPR: Any 4-year old can pick a strawberry, but machines, for all their artificial intelligence, can't seem to figure it out. Pitzer says the hardest thing for them is just finding the fruit. The berries hide behind leaves in unpredictable places.

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.

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

Trimble Announces New Field Solutions for Land and Construction Surveying

Trimble TSC7 Controller and New Field Applications Enable Mobile Workers to Elevate Productivity

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Platinum Tools - Ezex-rj45 Termination & Test Kit

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OutBack Power

OutBack Power

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