Technology

Funds granted to support research to develop the farm of the future

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to explore foundational AI goals and innovative uses of AI to develop a prototype autonomous “farm of the future,” anticipating a world in... more »

GrowSpan redefines light deprivation greenhouses with new Series 750

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures released its Series 750 Commercial Greenhouse. The greenhouse features an internal light deprivation system that is fully automated and is sold at a price point that will shock operations. According to a... more »

Automated systems pursued for labor-intensive specialty crops

With support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Multi-state Research Fund, researchers at 17 land-grant universities are working together to develop automated systems that work well for labor-intensive specialty crops like fruits, vegetables,... more »

UC Davis to host institute focused on integration of AI technologies

The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish a new institute focused on enabling the next generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence,... more »

Hi-Tech Award for Most Innovative Agritech Solution goes to Compac

Compac, part of the Tomra Food family, has won the 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Award for Most Innovative Agritech Solution. This accolade recognizes the innovative technology and customer benefits of UltraView, the groundbreaking inspection module launched... more »

Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes enacted by ag agencies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation announced Aug. 26 they are establishing seven new artificial intelligence (AI) institutes across the country to accelerate research, expand... more »

Application period open for Top-10 New Products Competition

World Ag Expo established the Top-10 New Products Competition to encourage and celebrate innovation in agriculture. Since the first year, exhibitors have submitted their best new products for judging and have helped move ag forward... more »

PMA answers USDA call for comments on future ag innovations

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Vice President of Technology, Vonnie Estes, submitted comments to answer USDA’s “Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders on Agricultural Innovations.” The comments will aid in crafting the USDA’s Agricultural Innovation Agenda which... more »

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