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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.

Zoltenko Farms: a G-Max Success Story

Farming operations like Zoltenko can save a lot of money with agricultural solar energy systems. In this case, the expected return on investment should be just under 7 years, and the remaining life of the system will then provide an additional 18 years of cost savings.

New Exoskeleton is Revolutionizing Work Processes

The Airframe is designed like a backpack and can be adjusted to almost any body size with an adjustable frame and straps. It supports the upper extremities of professionals and skilled trade workers who are exposed to repetitive arm motions and/or stationary arm elevation.

How Trifecta Ecosystems Uses Barcodes to Improve Operations

We asked the team at Trifecta Ecosystems to share their experience switching from a world of pen & paper to the digital world of Agrilyst & barcodes.

Decoding barcoding: everything you’ve ever wanted to know about traceability

Typically growers want to see the seed date, variety, quantity, and maybe harvest date on a plant tag. This can all be done with barcodes.

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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.

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

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.

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ACEINNA Earns Recognition for Participation in John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process

ACEINNA IMU Sensors Help Guide John Deere Tractors for Agricultural Applications

GenCanna™ Applauds Introduction of Hemp Farming Act of 2018

The bill would permanently legalize hemp, removing it from the purview of the Controlled Substances Act, and classify it as an agricultural commodity.

New Niche Found at Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum. UBM Taiwan: Revenues to Grow 60%

The niche market of aquaculture technologies UBM Taiwan targets have sprung up over the last few years to solve the predicted dilemma of future food production systems. Themed "innovative, eco-friendly & sustainable," the trade show is positioned as an international B2B trading platform.

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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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EDF Renewable Services

EDF Renewable Services

EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, is a leading U.S. independent power producer boasting over 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. Our core competencies in Project Development, Operations and Maintenance, and Asset Management enable us to ensure each project we touch performs at the highest level possible.