Abundant Robotics raises $10 million to commercialize robotic orchard harvesting

In California, Abundant Robotics, the company automating orchard agriculture, announced $10 million in Series A funding led by GV with participation from BayWa AG,...

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...

Evolva and Cargill to produce next-generation stevia sweetener in Nebraska

In Switzerland, Evolva signed a collaboration agreement with Cargill for the production and commercialization of EverSweet, a next-generation stevia sweetener that delivers better sweetness...

Indigo accelerates microbial seed treatment adoption through Indigo Partners

In Massachusetts, Indigo, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, launched Indigo Partners. With twenty-five partner growers and...

CropMatrix by Richardson Pioneer allows detailed farm plans throughout the growing season

In Canada, Richardson Pioneer Limited introduced CropMatrix, a state-of-the-art agronomy platform designed to enhance its service to farm customers across Western Canada. CropMatrix offers...

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...

Corning and PrecisionHawk partner for on-board hyperspectral imaging and processing

In North Carolina, PrecisionHawk is collaborating with Corning Incorporated to sell the Corning microHSI 410-SHARK hyperspectral camera coupled with PrecisionHawk's platform for collection and...

Farmers Edge and Allied Cooperative deliver real-time crop decisions for Wisconsin growers

In Canada, Farmers Edge, a global leader in decision agriculture, partnered with Allied Cooperative, a leading provider of agronomy, feed, grain, and equipment services...

Taylor Farms offsets energy usage by 90 percent with an alternative energy triple play

In California, Taylor Farms, the leading producer of value-added produce and healthy fresh foods in North America, unveiled a first of its kind, sustainable...

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...

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