U.S. indoor farming startup Plenty eyes rollout in China, Japan: CEO

Dominique Patton for Reuters: Ambitious U.S. indoor farming startup Plenty Inc is seeking urban sites for new farms in Chinese cities as part of a global drive to set up high-tech facilities growing organic vegetables in warehouses under banks of LED lights.

How The AgTech Investment Boom Will Create A Wave Of Agriculture Unicorns

Arama Kukutai & Spencer Maughan for Forbes: With indoor farming, disruptive retail, along with genome and microbial tech all vying for the big dollars, there is understandable angst for the "have nots" trying to attract capital to compete with the "have mores."

AGCO iVenture Summit Calls for Venture Capital to Invest into the Future of Agriculture

The Summit is a joint initiative of AGCO, AGCO Finance, AGCOs Fuse Technologies, and Anterra Capital, a venture capital investor focusing on companies in the food and agricultural sectors.

Why pink is the new green at this farm in Dubai

Sapna Dhanwani for News XPRESS: New research shows that plants dont necessarily need the whole spectrum of ROYGBV lights. According to scientists, pink light - a combination of red and blue wave lengths -- is all that they really need to grow.

How Robotics and Automation Will Affect Labor in the Food System

FoodTank: From seed to table, a revolution in technology that prioritizes robotics and automation is on the cusp of transforming the work required to produce, transport, sell, and serve food.

MetaFarms Launches New Tech for Swine Producers

SOW ENTERPRISE modernizes record keeping from data capture to decision making

What John Deere's 'Lettuce Robot' Means For Green Agriculture

Desiree Kaplan for GreenMatters: Basically, the robot is towed behind a tractor and uses its cameras to automatically identify, target, and destroy weeds with nearly perfect accuracy.

New Bayer Varieties Focus on High Yield

Bayer releases five new FiberMax® and Stoneville® varieties with high yield potential

All-in-One, Plug-and-Play Indoor Hydroponic Greenhouse 'GroBox' Launches on Kickstarter

Created to make it easy for anyone to grow their own food in the convenience of their own home, self-watering GroBox grows plants faster with two-thirds less water

Finally, an All-in-One Autosteering Solution for Every Farm Has Arrived

REBEL includes everything a farmer needs in one package to bring the latest innovations in autosteering to the equipment they already own, at a price that gives payback in the first season.

Farming is going digital. Can antitrust law keep up?

Daniel Oliver for Washington Examiner: Remember when it was next to impossible to transfer documents between a Mac and PC? Imagine the position Bayer-Monsanto will be in when it has all the billions of data points on your farm stored on its digital platform.

As Leaders In Their Communities, Farmers Can Begin Nominating Schools For Grants Designed To Enhance STEM Education

-In 2018, the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Will Award More Than $2.3 Million to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Curriculums - Starting January 1 through April 2, 2018, farmers can nominate their local public school districts to apply for $10,000 and $25,000 grants to enhance STEM education - Past winning programs have used funds to improve internet connectivity, develop industrial arts labs, and create life science and livestock learning laboratories - Since the Grow Rural Education program began in 2011, it has awarded more than $14 million in grants to rural public schools

Orbit Launches the B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer at CES 2018; Brings Smart Watering Technology and Know The Flow™ Capability to All Outdoor Water Users

Orbit's B-hyve family is the first to provide a complete suite of smart-watering solutions

Elon Musk's brother is helping millennials quit their desk jobs and become farmers

Aditi Roy for CNBC: Kimbal Musk has an accelerator, Square Roots, that teaches millennials how to farm out of a shipping container in Brooklyn. Musk says today's millennial farmers are trying to make a difference in how food is produced.

Zest Labs Joins the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology

Company Continues to Invest in Collaboration with Growers to Solve Industry Challenges

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