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In New Hampshire, scientists at the University of New Hampshire received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of...

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In Washington, Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder developed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans. Her greenhouse-grown soybean plants fix...

NIFA offers $5 million in Cyber Physical Systems funding for smart agriculture implements

In Washington, D.C., up to $5 million for research to strengthen the science behind the next generation of internet-connected agricultural implements and resources through...

GeoAgro embeds ClearAg by Iteris for deployment in Argentina, Brazil and South Africa

In Argentina, GeoAgro selected ClearAg made by Iteris, Inc. for deployment in Argentina, Brazil and South Africa. GeoAgro, a pioneer in agronomic geographic information systems,...

USDA adds $100 million private investment fund for rural America

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Next Generation Farming and Sweet Leaf Hydroponics offer turnkey smart greenhouses

In California, Zerez Holdings announced a co-marketing and sales agreement with Sweet Leaf Hydroponics for the smart greenhouse technology manufactured by Zerez’s subsidiary Next...

Evonik and Royal DSM partner to produce omega-3 fatty acids from algae at commercial...

In Germany, Royal DSM and Evonik announced their intention to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for...

Inexpensive soy protein seed coating enhances plant growth and development

In New York, Cornell researchers have shown multiple benefits to plant growth and nutrition when they investigated the effect of soy flour, a plant-derived...

Jain Irrigation funds Agri-Valley and Irrigation Design merger

In California, Agri-Valley Irrigation, Inc. and Irrigation Design and Construction agreed to merge their businesses into a newly formed distribution company funded by Jain...

Land O’ Lakes will pay you $140,000 for your precision agriculture drone idea

In Minnesota, Land O’ Lakes, Inc. launched the Land O’Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition to develop proposed solutions that enable scalable, autonomous...

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