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

10 AG Mergers and Acquistions from 2017

Gil Gullickson for Successful Farming: In a down agricultural economy, firms look to mergers and acquisitions to gain efficiencies.

Former cannabis activist's agtech ideas are game-changers

Brian Blum for Israel21c: Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies has one technology to stabilize plant root temps and another to irrigate farms with dew condensation.

AR Systems Develops New Automation and Control Systems for Indoor Agriculture Industry

System provides comprehensive control for automated farms, one of the fastest growing segments in AgTech

Grow Pod Solutions Introduces Automated Farming to the Investor Community

Grow Pod Solutions has developed the world's most advanced growing pods. Their container farms are fully automated, and feature innovations such as greenhouse control software, Bipolar Ionization, automatic dosing, fertigation scheduling and full-time surveillance.

Ecolab Partners With Cargill and Techstars to Launch Farm to Fork Accelerator in the Twin Cities

As the farm-to-fork movement gains traction around the world, consumers are seeking more local, fresh and organic foods, and expecting increased transparency around the food supply chain and food safety.

@GoodWaterFarms Expands Microgreens Availability via Whole Foods, a Cookbook and CSA-style Delivery

Soil-loving Surfer, Brendan Davison, Focuses on Making Microgreens the Future of Food as his Farm Achieves Biodynamic® Certification

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