Bayer Crop Science R&D Chief Adrian Percy to Headline Ag Innovation Showcase St. Louis

Annual gathering attracts industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs working to develop solutions to pressing global issues

Ag-tech: The automated farm

Tara Duggan for The San Francisco Chronicle: In the field, self-propelling harvesters lop off the heads of cabbages, then funnel the 8-pound goliaths to workers who trim and sort them. Inside a nearby Taylor Farms packing plant, a three-armed robot pivots and turns to maneuver bagged salads squarely into packing boxes.

ripe.io Introduces the First Real Tomatoes on the Blockchain

ripe.io is putting "transparency in every byte of food" with its blockchain, IOT and analytics technology for tomatoes.

A Brief History of Modern Farming

The idea of growing plants year-round by controlling environmental factors dates back as far as the Roman Empire. Emperor Tiberius Caesar had moveable plant beds built that could grow cucumbers year-round by being brought inside during cold or unfavorable weather.

Indoor Farms of America Receives Investment From Major U.S. Ag Firm Co-Alliance

The new investment comes just weeks after Co-Alliance purchased two "warehouse" style farms, marking an important milestone for the CEA company. "We have achieved the first stage of the plans to have indoor farming adopted by the very folks who have kept us fed in this country since its inception, and that is the traditional farmer," said Martin.

Going Against the Grain - to Grow Grain

Meet the exceptional women of the Corn Producers Association of Texas, who journeyed from city to farm, and discovered that farming today is based on advance science and sophisticated technology that maximizes production while conserving resources.

Latest ESA Research Leads to Better Cameras for Precision Agriculture

Lars Wecks for Trend in Tech: A new camera from Cubert, working in collaboration with VITO Remote Sensing and imec, based on research from the European Space Agency, is bringing high-resolution details to precision farming.

Future Farm Announces California Update

Since installation of the extraction equipment at the Huntington Park facility, the team has been scaling up production and dialing in operations using various strains and types of solvents to produce high quality extraction distillates.

Global Re-Fuel Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Drive Interest in Its Renewable Energy Biomass Furnace for Poultry Farmers

Global Re-Fuel's on-farm warm-air biomass furnace converts raw poultry litter into energy, providing heat to broiler houses - eliminating the need for propane. Its conversion of poultry litter to a pathogen-free organic fertilizer helps reduce the nutrient overload and runoff that can cause algae bloom dead zones in waterways.

Forbes Partners with The Rise Fund and Echoing Green to Launch $500,000 Global Under 30 Impact Challenge

-Competition is open to creative entrepreneurs around the world, under 30, who are driving positive social and environmental impact through successful for-profit enterprises -Entrepreneurs will compete for up to $500,000 in value A winner will be awarded on stage at the fourth annual Forbes Under 30 Summit, Oct. 1-4 in Boston -#Under30Summit

Beyond the Hype: AI in Agtech

With Agrilyst, growers can understand which of their crops are the highest performers based on yield, growth rate, or both and run production scenarios with higher performers having more space allocation. These recommendations help growers optimize the space on their farm and drive significantly higher revenues.

Zerez Holdings Corporation DBA Smart Cannabis Deploys First Installations of its Advanced Mobile Greenhouse Monitoring Automation System

President John Taylor stated, "This is the start of many milestones to come in our product line beyond advanced greenhouses.

American Agri-Women and Bayer Announce 'Gen Z Speaks Ag' Advocacy Contest

The contest is for photos, videos, special events and pollinator education events and is part of American Agri-Women's #AgDay365 campaign.

Amp AgronomyTM Mobile Production Unit on Display at the Citrus Expo

Wedgworth's, Inc. Debuts Amp Agronomy Products at the Expo

Survey says: Americans will splurge on sustainable seafood

Cargill Feed4Thought survey finds that 88 percent of Americans are willing to pay more for seafood that is certified as sustainably and responsibly sourced

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