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Organic Food Packaging

To meet consumer demands for authentic and fresh-tasting foods, some innovative packaging technologies are doing the job normally given to preservatives, enabling manufacturers to keep the ingredient list to a minimum.

Farms that grow crops and solar power together

Fran Ryan for The Recoder: The farm at the University of Massachusetts Crop and Animal Research and Education Center on North River Road in South Deerfield is offering proof that solar arrays and agriculture don’t have to be at odds, but can actually exist together within

Energy Technology Company Global Re-Fuel to Significantly Impact Poultry Industry with Cost-Effective Warm-air Biomass Furnace

Global Re-Fuel’s warm-air biomass furnace – now in use on a farm in Texas – converts raw poultry litter into energy, providing heat to broiler houses while creating a pathogen-free organic fertilizer.

Precision Farming Expo 2015

This year attendees can expect to see a lot of Ag focused drone systems and also enjoy interfacing with the people making them but that is not all. Our focus this year is on the “Drones, Data, Droids and Dirt.”

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9 AgTech Startups Using AI to Grow Smarter

NANALYZE: One of the big reasons we’re rooting for the future is that the world’s biggest tech fund, the SoftBank Vision Fund, planted $200 million in the biggest agtech funding round ever for San Francisco-based Plenty. That brought total funding for the three-year-old

Vertical Farms May Be the Future of Your Food

The Merkle: Plenty Inc will utilize vertical farms to make it feasible to have large growing operations close to consumers. The farms themselves will be state of the art and capable of producing large amounts of food.

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.

Can mushrooms and solar power fill Japan's vacant farmland?

Nikkei Asian Review: The business model would strip away the hurdles farmers currently face when trying to enter commercial solar power generation. They would be able to secure enough electricity for their own needs and have a surplus from which to gain an additional source

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Bushel™ Launches Ecosystem with Integration of Crop Insurance Leader NAU Country

Bushel is the grain industry's first automated mobile app platform for elevators and cooperatives to connect with their growers and deliver real-time information via a custom-branded mobile app.

Cannabis Cultivation Technologies Innovator urban-gro Invests in Internet of Things Pioneer Edyza

urban-gro makes investment in IoT company to jointly develop a new class of wireless sense and control technology

Intelligent Agricultural Solutions Partnering with Advance Acceptance to Offer National Finance Programs

Advance Acceptance, a division of First Western Bank & Trust, announced today a partnership with Intelligent Ag Solutions (Intelligent Ag) to offer equipment finance programs for agricultural customers.

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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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Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin

Parker is the world's leading diversified original equipment manufacturer of Motion, Flow & Process Control, Filtration and Sealing technologies, providing precision engineered solutions for a wide variety of markets, including renewable energy. As a collaborative partner, we work one-on-one with you to help create cleaner, more efficient energy. Whether for biomass, hydroelectric, waste- to- energy, geothermal, wave tidal, wind, and solar...our solutions reduce costs and optimize performance.