As California's labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

Geoffrey Mohan for LA Times: Now, the $47-billion agriculture industry is trying to bring technological innovation up to warp speed before it runs out of low-wage immigrant workers.

This AgTech Startup Just Built A Coinstar For Coffee

Alex Knapp for Forbes: "Our machine, using machine vision and artificial intelligence, analyzes every single coffee cherry," said Jones. "And then we give the grade back to the farmer who produced it."

Precision Farming Market grow at 10% CAGR from 2016 to 2023

Key industry participants accumulating significant precision farming market share include John Deere, Ag Junction, Raven Industries, AGCO, Trimble Navigation, Precision Planting, AG Leader Technology, SST Development Group, Topcon Precision Agriculture, and TeeJet Technologies.

Bullish on ag tech, Alexandria creating R&D 'mega campus' in RTP

Barry Teater, NCBiotech Writer: "There is no place for high-quality ag tech companies to move into plug-and-play, turnkey R&D facilities coupled with greenhouses,"

bext360 to Unveil the bextmachine at TechCrunch Robotics Event at MIT

First Public Demo of bext360's Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Powered Platform to Collect, Analyze, Pay, and Track Coffee from Bean-to-Brew to Take Place at MIT on July 17th

Niman Ranch Announces Renewed Commitment to Next Generation of Farmers, Helping Revitalize Rural America and Bring Young People Back to the Farm

U.S. Farmer Gets Older as Niman Ranch Farmer Gets Younger. 58 vs. 47 years old - 11 years younger than National Average

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. Awarded 3rd DOD Funded Project for the Development of Driverless Vehicle Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) has been awarded additional funding through the Department of Defense (DoD) to further apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve the mobility and behavior of autonomous vehicles in challenging environments.

Shenandoah Growers Deploying Indoor Farming Nationwide

Leading national organic culinary herb grower and marketer set to transform the distribution of highly perishable produce

Four Out Of Five Americans Want Restaurants And Grocers To End Cruel Factory Farming Practices

New Poll Shows Vast Majority of U.S. Consumers Believe Food Companies Should Implement Policies to Curb Animal Abuse in Their Supply Chains

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

Global Re-Fuels 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.

American Farmer TV show to Explore Firestone Agriculture

DMG Productions explores advances in tire performance within the Ag industry.

Dealers Expecting Growth in Precision Farming Activities

USAgNet: So what are retailers anticipating in 2017? Some 59% of all dealers forecast revenue growth of at least 2% this year, with about 15% projecting growth of at least 8%.

These kale farming robots in Pittsburgh don't need soil or even much water

Aaron Aupperlee for TribLive: Robots could grow your next salad inside an old steel mill on Pittsburgh's South Side.

Eco-Friendly Avocado Farm Goes Solar with SunPower by Green Convergence

Family Owned Avocado Farm, 2B Green Farms, Installs 24.9 kW Solar System in Endeavor to Become Energy Efficient

Fortress UAV Launches North American Consumer and Commercial Drone Repair

Fortress UAV estimates that as many as 30% of new consumer drone customers crash their drones within the first week of purchase.

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