Veris enables precision soil mapping while planting and tilling

In Kansas, Veris Technologies announced a new line of soil sensors that easily mount to planters and tillage tools. Developed to help growers precisely...

The Climate Corporation improves water-use efficiency with HydroBio acquisition

In California, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, acquired HydroBio, an agriculture software company based in Denver, CO. The HydroBio team will...

EU funding and lean start-up practices to accelerate agriculture innovation

In the United Kingdom, a new agricultural innovation program received European funding to accelerate the development of promising ideas into practical tools for other...

PrecisionHawk and Leonardo partner to automatically detect nitrogen levels in drone imagery

In North Carolina, PrecisionHawk, a leading aerial data company, and Leonardo, a multinational high-tech security company, have collaborated to deliver to customers a new...

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell allows new commercial drone to carry large payloads for a long...

In the United Kingdom, Wirth Research announced the world’s first hydrogen-powered, long endurance, vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial system. To allow the longest...

Muddy Boots Software offers real-time, field-level weather information using ClearAg from Iteris

In the United Kingdom, Muddy Boots Software purchased a multi-year global subscription to ClearAg global weather information by Iteris, Inc. Growers using Muddy Boots’ cloud-based...

Jain Irrigation funds Agri-Valley and Irrigation Design merger

In California, Agri-Valley Irrigation, Inc. and Irrigation Design and Construction agreed to merge their businesses into a newly formed distribution company funded by Jain...

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...

WSU researchers find new method to separate lignin from wood

In Washington, Washington State University researchers used a new type of solvent to separate lignin from wood without altering its key properties – a...

Smart farms need more rural bandwidth

In Kentucky, rural bandwidth is the bottleneck that's standing between American farmers and the next great breakthrough in agricultural productivity according to Eric Lescourret,...

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Pope weighs in on sustainability, calls for circular economy

In Vatican City, the Catholic Church has called for a transition to a circular economy, including the use of more biobased products. Pontifical Academy of...

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