NIFA will invest $17.6 million for organic agriculture

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture authorized $17.6 million for research and outreach activities to support...

USDA adds $100 million private investment fund for rural America

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a new $100 million private investment fund managed by McLarty Capital Partners. The new fund...

Robot farming is coming to the U.K

In the U. K., Precision Decisions Ltd and Harper Adams University have begun the Hands Free Hectare project in an effort to grow and...

PrecisionHawk and ADM partner to manage crop risk using dronetech

In North Carolina, PrecisionHawk released a new waterpooling app that was developed in conjunction with ADM Crop Risk Services to provide insurance adjusters and...

P & H, Farmers Edge to enhance farm productivity with precision platform

In Canada, Parrish and Heimbecker Limited has partnered with Farmers Edge to offer world-class agronomic support and precision agriculture solutions for Canadian farm producers....

Star Trek Tricorder inspired, technology detects GMOs in the wild

In Texas, Rice University scientists are leading an effort to detect genetically modified organisms in the environment. The researchers are building tools to detect, quantify...

Enhanced soybeans with 36% more seeds, doubled nitrogen fixation: research

In Washington, Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder developed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans. Her greenhouse-grown soybean plants fix...

Sorghum and Barley Get Married – How Adding a Barley Gene to Sorghum Is...

In Iowa, biofortification in sorghum is helping increase the body’s absorption of beta-carotene which is converted to Vitamin A. This is especially helpful for...

Genetic Study of Soil Microbes May Offer Help for Climate Change

In New Hampshire, scientists at the University of New Hampshire received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of...

Precision Ag Data Start-ups Growing in Number

In California, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology now has 24 startup companies under its wing, compared to only six in December...

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