AgFunder Reports AgriFood Tech Startups Raised $4.4bn in H1-2017

Digital Technology Meets Agronomy

Pam Smith for The Progressive Farmer: Drones buzzed overhead a tractor and spray boom projected images to simulate how spray nozzles can use new technology to spray only where weeds had escaped previous controls.

Trimble Introduces Lower Power GNSS-Inertial Boards for High Precision and Control Applications

The compact Trimble BD boards include a broad range of receiver capabilities, from high-accuracy GNSS only to full GNSS-Inertial features for positioning and 3-D orientation.

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

Anuvia Plant Nutrients Partners with Southern States Cooperative to Service Ag Markets

Throughout a rich heritage dating back to 1923, Southern States has grown to be one of the nation's largest agricultural cooperatives owned by more than 200,000 farmer-members with 1,200 retail outlets in 23 states.

Measure's First Drone Services Franchise Opens in Illinois Largest aerial data solution provider in U.S. expands footprint to provide localized service

The franchise's primary focus is on the telecommunications, construction, energy and agriculture sectors. Capabilities range from inspecting cell tower, wind farm and solar farm infrastructure to surveying construction sites, monitoring construction project progress, and assessing crop yields, irrigation problems and pest infestations for precision agriculture.

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 the same field.

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 company up to $226 million.

Deere to Advance Machine Learning Capabilities in Acquisition of Blue River Technology

Blue River has designed and integrated computer vision and machine learning technology that will enable growers to reduce the use of herbicides by spraying only where weeds are present, optimizing the use of inputs in farming - a key objective of precision agriculture.

Drone World Expo Trade Show Floor to Feature Innovative Technology and Solutions from Industry Leaders

Dozens of Exhibitors to Offer Educational Sessions in the Tech Talk Theaters

How John Deere's New AI Lab Is Designing Farm Equipment For A More Sustainable Future

Adele Peters for Fast Company: The acquisition of a computer vision startup speeds the company's goal of helping farmers grow enough food for an exploding global populatio

Deere & Company completes Blue River Technology acquisition

Blue River has designed and integrated computer vision and machine learning technology that will enable growers to reduce the use of herbicides by spraying only where weeds are present, optimizing the use of inputs in farming - a key objective of precision agriculture. Machine learning technologies could eventually be applied to a wide range of Deere products.

Dairy farmers milk the power of data to improve feed and farm management practices with Cargill's Dairy Enteligen™

Cargill is transforming the way its customers manage their farms through Dairy Enteligen™, a new digital platform that unleashes the power of data and insights to help farmers improve their operations.

How Can Farmers Track the Weather

Crops need weather. Farmers need weather forecasts. Expect to see more advanced weather information being made available as technology improves.

Raven Industries Release Two New Precision Agriculture Products: RS1 and CR7

New Products Enhance User Experience and Propel Precision Agriculture Technology Forward

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