Yamaha Motor invests in Robotics Plus to automate repetitive agriculture tasks

In New Zealand, Robotics Plus Ltd, an agricultural robotics company, secured investment from Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. RPL is an early stage R&D company developing...

Granular and Planet partner to embed satellite imagery in farm management software

In Delaware, Granular and Planet announced an expanded global partnership to deliver digital agriculture software solutions for farmers. The three-year agreement will integrate Planet's industry-leading...

Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announce Joyn Bio, a synthetic biology for agriculture venture

In Germany and Massachusetts, Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announced the official name of its joint venture, Joyn Bio. Joyn Bio was founded with the...

Monsanto taps Understory to provide hyper-local weather data for agricultural operations

In Wisconsin, Understory, the weather network, edge computing and machine learning company, announced an international expansion with Monsanto to provide on-the-ground insights into localized...

BioLumic raises $5 million to enhance more crops with ultraviolet light

In New Zealand, BioLumic, creators of the first ultraviolet crop yield enhancement system, closed $5 million in Series A financing led by AgTech investors...

Wefarm gets $5 million to expand farmer-to-farmer information sharing network

In the United Kingdom and California, Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, secured $5 million in seed funding, led by Silicon Valley-based True...

Soil microbes are the focus on the most scientifically advanced farm in the world

In California, scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are working with the University of Arkansas and Glennoe Farms on a...

Benson Hill and Embrapa partner to accelerate Brazil’s crop performance

In Missouri and Brazil, Benson Hill Biosystems and Embrapa partnered to accelerate crop performance programs with cutting edge genome editing capabilities. "Brazil represents 20 percent...

Progeny Drone converts aerial crop photos into useful information in minutes

In Indiana, Progeny Drone Inc., a Purdue-affiliated startup, has created software that rapidly converts aerial crop photos into useful information for plant breeding, crop...

New lightweight, low-cost crop robots coming to a farm near you

In Illinois, the TerraSentia crop phenotyping robot, developed by a team of scientists at the University of Illinois, is a new lightweight, low-cost agricultural...

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