Progressive Grocer Hosts February 22nd Webinar with Zest Labs on Blockchain, Waste Reduction and Freshness Goals for 2018
2018 could be the most challenging year yet for the grocers, manufacturers and growers alike. New competitors, tighter margins, sustainability, food safety concerns and the evolving shopping habits of todays consumers are key challenges grocers need to successfully navigate this year.
Ashley Nickle for The Packer: The center continues to work on strengthening relationships with the venture capital community, and it is seeking feedback from growers on the startups at the center and the technology in development.
Grow Pod Solutions is on the leading edge of one of the most significant changes in the history of world food production
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
SOW ENTERPRISE modernizes record keeping from data capture to decision making
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.
Bayer releases five new FiberMax® and Stoneville® varieties with high yield potential
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
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.
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
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