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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...

Enhanced soybeans with 36% more seeds, doubled nitrogen fixation: research

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...

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...

ASSOBARI becomes first Brazilian sugarcane group to earn RSB sustainability certification

In Switzerland, ASSOBARI (Associação  dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) became the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

USDA adds $100 million private investment fund for rural America

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a new $100 million private investment fund managed by McLarty Capital Partners. The new fund...

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