Technology

AgSharks Competition won by agtech startup

Augean Robotics walked away from Western Growers’ AgSharks Competition Oct. 30 with a $250,000 equity investment offer, as well as access to farm acreage for pilot testing, to take its collaborative robotic platform from development... more »

Education session topics set for Organic Grower Summit

The expanding use of technology by organic growers, regardless of the size of their operation, will be the topic of an educational session at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit. “Technology Is Not Just For Big... more »

Pro Label introduces new PLU labeling machine

Santa Barbara, California-based Pro Label International, a manufacturer of produce-labeling equipment and PLU labels has released its latest model, the PL 2000 label applicator with optional print-on-demand functionality. According to the company, the PL 2000... more »

Joint Center for Ag Robotics formed by WSU, Australian scientists

To speed robotic advancements that help farmers grow food with fewer resources, scientists at Washington State University and Australia’s University of Technology Sydney have partnered to form the new Joint Center for Agricultural Robotics. The... more »

Seneca Foods in Modesto to hold auction of equipment

The team of Schneider Industries, New Mill Capital and Smith Food Machinery have set auction dates of Oct. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1 to sell over 5,000 lots of fruit processing, canning... more »

Future of ag tech innovation, implementation on display in California

The Third Annual Open Farm comes to the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, California, Oct. 3. Open Farm is a gathering hosted each year by the farming community to connect technology vendors, academics... more »

Ag labor innovation proposals sought by Colorado group

Two categories of agricultural labor innovation proposals are being solicited by the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) to present at its first-ever Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 5 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora,... more »

Farm equipment repairs streamlined under new pact

An agreement signed Sept. 7 by representatives of California farmers and farm-equipment dealers will make it easier for farmers to diagnose and repair equipment without accessing or downloading proprietary software or code. Leaders of the... more »


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