Plant respiration accounts for more carbon emissions that previously thought

In Minnesota, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences researchers suggest plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions...

The Climate Corporation improves water-use efficiency with HydroBio acquisition

In California, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, acquired HydroBio, an agriculture software company based in Denver, CO. The HydroBio team will...

Big Data Needs Big Solutions – Red Hat Helps European Bioinformatics Institute with that...

In North Carolina, Red Hat, Inc. added the European Bioinformatics Institute to its list of organizations that are using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform...

American farmland bee habitat gets a $4 million upgrade

In Washington, D.C., a $4 million, five-year commitment to restore and protect pollinator habitat across hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland in North...

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...

Bayer CropScience and SLANTRANGE evaluate multispectral analytics to improve crop yields

In North Carolina, SLANTRANGE, a leading provider of next-generation drone-based remote sensing, analytics, and data services for agriculture announced a Data Collection and Analysis...

Agri-food innovation in Ontario gets a $713 million boost

In Canada, the Ontario provincial government will invest up to $713 million toward a unique agreement between the University of Guelph and the Ontario...

XpertSea lands $10 million for AI-enabled aquaculture

In Canada, XpertSea, a Canadian company which develops technologies to make aquaculture more profitable and sustainable, raised $10 million CAD in Series A financing. By...

Planet and FarmShots offer John Deere users access to high resolution satellite imagery

In California, Planet and FarmShots collaborated to provide John Deere Operations Center users with access to up-to-daily imagery of their fields. Anyone with a free...

Benson Hill and Phenome Networks partner to accelerate plant breeding

In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems announced a strategic collaboration with Phenome Networks to offer a combined system to further accelerate plant breeding. This partnership...

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