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...

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

In France, Agricool received €4 million to move their prototype Cooltainer into industrial production and deploy Cooltainers across metropolitan Paris. The results of two years...

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...

Government of Canada invests $425,000 to commercialize an innovative no-till seeding system

In British Columbia, the Government of Canada invested $425,000 to further develop and commercialize an innovative no-till seeding system made by Clean Seed Agricultural...

Marrone Bio Innovations receives EPA registration for new biofumigant

In California, Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. has received registration of a biofumigant from US EPA’s Biopesticide Pollution Prevention Division. The biofumigant—dubbed MBI-601 EP— is...

HerdDogg introduces the Internet of Cows

In Colorado, HerdDogg, Inc. introduced smart tags for cows that capture detailed biometric data from the animals and transmit the data to a lightweight...

Sensor-based nutrient management plan saved cotton farmers up to $60 per acre

In South Carolina, Clemson University researchers used field results to prove the effectiveness of a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can reduce expenses...

AeroVironment launches an integrated drone and analytics platform for enhanced farm decisions

In California, AeroVironment Inc. launched an integrated commercial drone information system that utilizes the Quantix drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System.  By combining...

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