Food chain technologies help reduce waste

According to a report from IQ by Intel, food cold chain technologies such as computer vision, artificial intelligence and data analysis are tracking fresh produce from the farm to trucks to stores in an effort... more »

Ganaz, GroGuru gets seed funds to develop labor-saving automation

Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth have awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $250,000 in seed funding to advance their automation technology. “The labor shortage in... more »

Paxiom continues to grow sales force

The Paxiom Group has added four new regional managers to its team. Paxiom is the global sales and service division for processing industry manufacturers suche as WeighPack Systems, Eagle Packaging Machinery, SleekWrapper and CombiScale. Based... more »

Mechanical Weed Control Field Day set for Sept. 26

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is the Midwest’s largest field day devoted to vegetable growers and mechanical weed control. Last year’s event was organized by Michigan State University and hosted at the school’s... more »

Packing equipment showcased in Milwaukee showroom

Produce packaging equipment is showcased in a new showroom in the Milwaukee area. Paxiom is the global sales and service division for industry leading manufacturers WeighPack Systems, Eagle Packaging Machinery, SleekWrapper and CombiScale. It recently announced... more »

Drone industry launches into specialty agriculture market

Drone scouts are poised to make precision agriculture even more exact as drone technology advances. Drones have already arrived at farms, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Seventeen percent of all commercial registered drones in... more »

Forum to highlight satellite, GPS tech

Green Field Ag co-owner Matt Liskai will speak June 21 on how farmers are changing the way they manage crops through precision agriculture. The event will be hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology... more »

Hydroponic vegetable growing works in Ohio

There’s a learning curve to growing hydroponic vegetables, but teaching your customers is as important. “Inviting our chefs and other customers to visit our greenhouse has helped,” said Lois Smucker of Smucker Farms in Orrville,... more »

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