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In Colorado, DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company, released Sensing4Farming, an Internet of Things product for smart, digital and precision agriculture. Created in partnership with...

Mars and Benson Hill are improving chocolate production with better cacao trees

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Centaur Analytics decreases food waste in the post-harvest supply chain

In California, Centaur Analytics, Inc. raised $3 million in funding to accelerate the deployment of its Internet-of-Crops Platform and to expand its predictive analytics...

Topcon and Kansas State establish a precision agriculture research campus

In Kansas, Topcon Agriculture and Kansas State University announced a comprehensive partnership and the new Topcon Agriculture Research Campus that will create a precision...

Iron Ox outfits the first automated indoor farm

In California, leveraging advancements in plant science, machine learning and robotics, Iron Ox launched the world’s first autonomous indoor farm focused on increasing the...

Pivot Bio raises $70 million to grow more nitrogen-producing microbes

In California, Pivot Bio closed $70 million in Series B funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and includes Singapore-headquartered investment company, Temasek. This funding further...

Wefarm grows to over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda

In the United Kingdom, Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, announced reaching over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda. Moreover, for the...

TerrAvion and FieldX deliver high resolution aerial imagery to field agronomists

In California, TerrAvion, the largest volume provider of aerial imaging real-time data for agriculture, partnered with FieldX to launch the GeoNotes mobile app that...

New approach offers more accurate end-of-season yield forecasts earlier in the season

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois developed a new method to report forecasts of end-of-season yield that outperforms the real-time farmer surveys...

Improving soil health leads to improved crop yields

In Michigan, new research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the...

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