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Policy agenda for American Farm Bureau set at convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation in late January wrapped up its 105th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City by approving policy changes to guide the organization’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the year. California Farm... more »

Biologicals companies added to Platform10 roster

New biologicals companies have been added to the Platform10 #1 Company cohort. Platform10 is an international, multi-year collaboration that works to accelerate promising biopesticide companies, rigorously assess products, enhance grower confidence, and facilitate market development... more »

Drone workshop to help growers scheduled

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones. The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31. The workshop will be presented in-person... more »

Robots perform field work at FIRA USA

Allowing growers to watch the latest AgTech products operate in the field was a big part of FIRA USA. Through demonstrations and static displays at the Sept. 19-21 event in Salinas California, technology providers focusing... more »

Autonomous tech invades the ‘Salad Bowl’

Despite a limited number of robots and automated machines being deployed in some grower fields, more buy-in is needed by venture capital (VC) firms that fund AgTech products. The challenge of making robotics and smart... more »

2023: The year in review

To specialty crop growers, and farmers in general, 2023’s big news in the industry wasn’t totally unforeseen: lack of labor is still an issue, severe weather damaged crops and technology continues to advance automation in... more »

Avoiding errors helps Leger & Son successfully grow watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges, and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

Rheonix collaborates with FDA on cyclospora testing

Rheonix Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collaborated on publishing data confirming the detection of cyclospora cayetanensis in produce samples. The data verify the performance of the fully automated Rheonix cyclospora cayetanensis (C.... more »

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