NIFA offers $5 million in Cyber Physical Systems funding for smart agriculture implements

In Washington, D.C., up to $5 million for research to strengthen the science behind the next generation of internet-connected agricultural implements and resources through...

Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Plus consortium receives $10 million Gates Foundation grant

In Missouri, the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Plus consortium of American, Nigerian, Ugandan, and Kenyan institutions received a five-year, $10.46 million grant from...

Origin and Science Foundation Ireland commit €17.6 million for precision agriculture research

In Ireland, Origin Enterprises plc and Science Foundation Ireland committed €17.6 million to establish a dedicated digital, precision agriculture and crop science collaborative research...

VerticalPoint RTK by Trimble increases vertical GPS signal consistency to 95 percent

In California, Trimble launched VerticalPoint RTK for grade control in agriculture. The patent-pending system provides significantly enhanced vertical accuracy and stability of standard single-baseline RTK...

AUM LifeTech and USDA develop non-GMO RNA silencing to protect citrus trees

In Pennsylvania, AUM LifeTech, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, has developed a novel non-GMO RNA silencing approach for bacteria, insect...

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

In Israel, Sol Chip introduced the Sol Chip Comm, an autonomous wireless solar tag to power, control and wirelessly connect a wide variety of...

New Sunpreme raisin grape reduces harvest costs by 36 percent

In California, the new Sunpreme raisin grape, bred and patented by now-retired Agricultural Research Service horticulturalist David Ramming, dries on the vine without cane...

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

In Virginia, Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced plans for an absolute 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions throughout its supply chain by 2025. The GHG...

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...

The Climate Corporation Acquires VitalFields

In California and Estonia, The Climate Corporation, a Monsanto company, acquired VitalFields, a European farm management software company based in Tallinn, Estonia.  VitalFields offers...

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