Technology

AgFunder: U.S., California continue to dominate agrifoodtech funding

The U.S. still attracts the bulk of agrifoodtech capital, according to AgFunder’s 2022 AgriFoodTech Investment Report, and California, which saw a $4.1 billion jump in 2021, dominates U.S. funding. Startups in the U.S. raised $21 billion in... more »

AgSharks Competition organizers call for ag-tech entries

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are accepting applications for the 2022 AgSharks Competition. At the event, startup companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers to... more »

Nabaco promotes Field to VP

Nabaco Inc. has promoted Brenton Field from director of technical sales to vice president of operations. Field has vast experience in the produce industry and the U.S. Air Force. He came to Nabaco with more than... more »

Industry remembers Western Growers’ Hank Giclas

Hank Giclas, who served the fresh produce industry in a variety of roles for 30 years at Western Growers, has died. “Hank Giclas dedicated himself, totally and fully, in service to the people of the... more »

Inteligistics brings real-time info on field trucks and product

Inteligistics, which has built a suite of smart digital products to monitor and improve efficiency for logistics, supply chain and cold chain management for companies producing and selling perishable products, now brings their technology solutions... more »

Michigan ag department grants will reward farm innovation

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is accepting applications for a new Farm Innovation Grant Program designed to help develop and support innovative solutions for farm, agriculture processing and supply chain problems facing... more »

Nexus Robotics receives $2.6 million to advance self-driving weeders

Nexus Robotics Inc. recently received $2.6 million in grant funding to create the next generation of autonomous weeding robots. The funding, from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is designed to help provide farmers with environmentally friendly options. "This... more »

Cybersecurity threats focus of Viva Fresh session

With agriculture highly dependent on technology, growers must prepare for and properly respond to cyberattacks. A record number of cyberattacks occurred in 2021, said Greg Gatzke, president and founder of ZAG Technical Services. Gatzke discussed... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

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Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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