An Urban Farm Grows in Brooklyn

Melissa Fares for Reuters: For 12 months, farmers each get a 320-square-foot steel shipping container where they control the climate of their own farm. Under pink LED lights, they grow GMO-free greens all year round.

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. Launches Crop Marketing Service for the Digital Age

Giving farmers the upper hand with real-time profitability tracking, technology-enabled market access, and bringing global markets to the farm gate

The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ to Merge, Forming New, Stronger Organziation

The new organization will create a single agriculture sustainability standard, simplify the certification process and continue to improve livelihoods for farmers and forest communities.

Advanced Drainage Systems Launches New App to Support Agricultural Drainage Planning

App Supports Increased Tiling and Higher Yields

Piracy In The Fields: Agricultural Trade Secrets A Tempting Target

Bryan Thompson for Harvest Public Media: Agriculture today is a high-tech business, but as that technology has developed, so has the temptation to take short cuts and to steal trade secrets that could unlock huge profits.

Canadian Government Provides Grant for Collaboration Between Cutting Edge AgTech Company and Canadian University

Partners will employ unique technology to improve photosynthesis and advance canola production

GoodCompany Ventures Selects Climate Ventures 2.0 Cohort

These are the top 10 companies in AgTech and WaterTech.

More Farmers Considering Drone Use

Hoosier Ag Today: A new poll finds 21 percent of farmers plan to operate a drone this year. The poll found 21 percent of farmers will operate the drone themselves, while another 12 percent of farmers indicated they would opt for a third-party entity to fly drones.

Trimble Launches New Agriculture Software Platform

Software Platform Will Help Farmers, Crop Advisors, Ag Retailers and Food Processors Drive Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability

Japanese Firm To Open World's First Robot-run Farm

Spread , a vegetable producer, said industrial robots would carry out all but one of the tasks needed to grow the tens of thousands of lettuces it produces each day at its vast indoor farm in Kameoka, Kyoto prefecture, starting from mid-2017. The robots will do everything from re-planting young seedlings to watering, trimming and harvesting crops. The innovation will boost production from 21,000 lettuces a day to 50,000 a day, the firm said, adding that it planned to raise that figure to half a million lettuces daily within five years. "The seeds will still be planted by humans, but every other step, from the transplanting of young seedlings to larger spaces as they grow to harvesting the lettuces, will be done automatically," said JJ Price, Spreads global marketing manager. The new farm - an extension of its existing Kameoka farm - will improve efficiency and reduce labour costs by about half. The use of LED lighting means energy costs will be slashed by almost a third, and about 98% of the water needed to grow the crops will be recycled. The farm, measuring about 4,400 sq metres, will have floor-to-ceiling shelves where the produce is grown... ( cont'd )

Naturipe Farms challenges developers to invent the next generation automated blueberry harvesting system

A total of $250,000 USD in prize money to be awarded for a successful device or method that optimizes the quality and condition of harvested FRESH blueberries

AgBot 2016 Powers $50,000 Grant for Grizzly RUV

Although farming has become mechanized, the evolution of agricultural techniques to include unmanned robots provides a unique opportunity.

AgTechTalk Owner Chad Colby Joins 2015 Commercial UAV Expo Advisory Board

Colby to provide insight on UAV technology as a tool for agriculture industry as an Advisory Board member for SPAR Point Group's 2015 Commercial UAV Expo

Trimble Launches NextSwath End-of-Row Turn Technology to Improve Operator Performance and Crop Yield for Agriculture

This efficient and consistent end-of-row turning saves time and increases productivity

Western Growers Steps Up to Advance Ag Technology: Will Join Forces with SVG Partners

Becomes Strategic Partner of Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit

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