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Sol Chip introduces solar-powered, wireless tags to provide real-time crop data

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Smithfield Foods adopts a companywide 25 percent GHG reduction goal by 2025

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American farmland bee habitat gets a $4 million upgrade

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The Climate Corporation Acquires VitalFields

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Agricool receives €4 million to roll out urban strawberry fields in shipping containers

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Kennedy Space Center now training space farmers on an Advanced Plant Habitat test unit

In Florida, a high fidelity test version of NASA’s Advanced Plant Habitat, the largest plant chamber built for the agency, has arrived at the...

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