Acquisition of Midnight Robotics by Fieldin boosts autonomous farming

Fieldin, a smart farm operations management company for high-value crops, announced Nov. 17 that it has acquired Midnight Robotics, which develops agricultural autonomous driving. The acquisition creates a first-of-its-kind combination of a sensor-based operational farming... more »

Material collection systems, mechanical grapple added to Frontier by Deere

John Deere has added new material collection systems and a mechanical grapple to its popular line of Frontier equipment. The new PTO-driven Frontier MC2014 and MC2120 Material Collection Systems offer 14- and 20-bushel capacity respectively... more »

CES 2022 award winners include John Deere in two categories

John Deere has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation honoree in the Robotics category, and an honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation category. This is the third consecutive year John... more »

$250,000 AgSharks Competition goes to ag microbe product startup

3Bar Biologics walked away from Western Growers/S2G Ventures' AgSharks Competition with a $250,000 equity investment offer to take its microbe technology from development to market. The seed funding was awarded by S2G Ventures after 3Bar... more »

AgSharks Pitch Competition has five startups seeking $250K

Out of more than 100 applicants, five agtech start-up companies have been selected to go head-to-head in the Western Growers/S2G Ventures 2021 AgSharks Competition to win a $250,000 minimum investment and potential access to farm... more »

Crop efficiency aided by satellites tracking water use

As California weathers another drought, tools that can help farmers and ranchers maximize the water they do get are being sharpened. The newest effort to measure such water use was launched last week by a... more »

FarmBeats: Ag at the speed of IT

With the global population projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, farmers need all the help they can get to increase production, quality, and nutritional value of agricultural products. FarmBeats will help them achieve that.... more »

Blockchain may help producers save time and money

It's 2021, almost 2022, and the rate of technological innovation in our economy and society continues apace. What emerging tools could give Pennsylvania wholesale growers a competitive advantage and reduce barriers to financial success? Technology... more »

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