Bowery raises $7.5 million to expand fresh produce vertical farming in urban areas

In New York, Bowery, an innovator in vertical farming, raised a cumulative $7.5 million and announced their first farm in Kearny, New Jersey is...

Uni-orange robot-assisted orchard harvesting increases productivity by five times

In China, Uni-orange Design, an integrated industrial design solutions provider, unveiled a semi-automatic operations platform for orchards. Relatively small, the modular, robotic platform can handle...

CNH and DroneDeploy release a drone and software bundle for same day field analysis

In Illinois, CNH Industrial selected DroneDeploy as the cloud-based platform for an all-in-one UAV system that is available now from CNH Industrial's network of...

Ag Biologicals Heavyweight Poised to Launch First Commercial Product

In North Carolina, AgBiome is looking to register its first commercial product—a biological fungicide—this spring. The fungicide, dubbed Zio, is a fermented microbial strain developed...

Enterra receives first ever Canadian approval to use farmed insects for fish food

In Canada, the Enterra Feed Corporation received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to sell its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as...

Veris enables precision soil mapping while planting and tilling

In Kansas, Veris Technologies announced a new line of soil sensors that easily mount to planters and tillage tools. Developed to help growers precisely...

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...

Agrivida receives investments from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities

In Missouri, Agrivida, a St. Louis-based agriculture technology company focused on animal nutrition, received separate investments from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to further...

Jain Irrigation buys Australian Observant to offer precision farm water management

In California, Jain Irrigation, Inc. acquired the technology and core team of Australian Observant Pty Ltd, a provider of in-field hardware and cloud based...

Land O’ Lakes selects UrtheCast for daily medium-resolution agricultural imagery

In Canada, UrtheCast Corp. and Land O' Lakes, Inc. announced a long-term agreement for GEOSYS, a Land O'Lakes subsidiary, to purchase geospatial data from...

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