Rockstart Announces Startups From the 1st Edition of the Agrifood 2019 Program

The program is made up of 7 Deep Dive Week sessions, each of which has a specific focus designed to take the startups through the various stages of business development to make them investment-ready.

WiFi Technology poised to change the indoor growing landscape.

Kind LED Grow Lights has announced the launch of the new K5 Wifi, a massive update to their award-winning K5 XL1000 fixture.

2019 Crop Production: 17.4 Million "Lost Acres" Identified

Identify farmers and fields hardest hit by weather events in 2019 using in-season data

Drone Farming Market Outlook

The agricultural drones market is projected to grow at nearly 40% in the coming years to reach a value of USD 4.8 billion by 2024.

LELY LAUNCHES "FEED THE FUTURE": THE FIRST CROSS-INDUSTRY INNOVATION CHALLENGE FOR STARTUPS TO REVOLUTIONISE DAIRY FARMING

The first edition of the 'Feed the Future by Lely' challenge is launched today and calls to the next generation of tech pioneers to innovate and feed the dairy industry with technology solutions.

AgTech Software Solutions Aren't One-Size-Fits-All

The way we grow is changing and so are the tools we need to be successful. Here are a few recommendations from some of the farms that I've seen are doing it right.

Husky UGV Turns Over a New Leaf

The modern-day desire for efficiency through automation has spread its way into every industry. Even in the agriculture sector, unmanned ground vehicles are being considered to supplement work with crops and improve farm management.

Using Data to Drive Orchard Automation

The world's first mango auto-harvester was presented at the recent Australian Mango conference in Darwin, while the first commercial robotic apple harvester is already in use in New Zealand.

How Governments Are Using AgTech For Better Insurance

With the emergence of agtech start-ups that rely on specific tech-led innovation within the insurance value chain, it has helped expedite the speed with which farmers receive necessary reimbursements and support.

Precision Agriculture Market Outlook

The use of smartphones among farmers has been steadily increasing since 2009, and this is expected to grow extensively in the coming years. Additionally, labor costs account for nearly 60% of the total agriculture costs.

High consumer expectations, low levels of appreciation make it tough to be a farmer, finds new research

Farmers should care most about "providing safe, healthy, abundant and affordable food," said a majority of survey takers. Yet those same respondents would prefer their food come from smaller/specialty, local or organic farms-which can't necessarily compete on cost.

Forbes Announced AgTech Summit In Indianapolis With Focus On The Future Of Food, Animal Health, Soybeans And More

This event will continue the conversation around the "future of food," with a special focus on animal health, protein and crops like soybeans that are produced in the Midwest. It will explore solutions to the critical challenges affecting the world's food supply.

Could Sustainable Agriculture be the Solution to Climate Change

While conventional plant cultivation practices cause climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation, this is not the case with sustainable agriculture.

Farmers Edge Launches First-of-Its-Kind InsurTech Platform for Agriculture

InsurTech platform delivers seamless access to field-centric data, automated processes, advanced claim analytics, and cognitive reporting, creating a new digital connection between insurance providers and growers.

AgTech Start-up Farmobile Announces Investment from AGI

AGI to lead Farmobile's latest investment round, continuing the mission to build the foundational technology of agriculture

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