Technology

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 »

Central Illinois to host Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day

This year’s Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, Illinois. Hans Bishop, co-owner of PrairiErth Farm, will be hosting the event in the farm’s new... more »

Sentera investment to boost adoption of drone provider’s wares

Sentera, a Minneapolis-based digital agriculture technology provider, has raised an additional $14 million in Series A funding. A premier group of food, biosciences, and agriculture investment firms, Chicago-based S2G Ventures, New York-based Continental Grain Co.,... more »

Ag tech startups could get funding through AgSharks competition

Western Growers (WG) has partnered with S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) to host the 2018 AgSharks Competition, a challenge where start-up companies can compete for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital to support the... more »

Consensus elusive on how big ag company mergers will affect growers

The last 12 months have brought a wave of mergers among heavyweight agriculture companies. Industry groups, analysts and economists have differing forecasts of how specialty crop growers will fare in the new business climate. Household... more »

Hazel trials technology with melon shippers

Hazel Technologies, a produce storage company with USDA, recently wrapped up a trial season with Dan Andrews Farms, a third-generation melon grower in San Joaquin Valley, California. With more than 30 years of experience growing melons, Dan... more »

Key Technology ‘s VERYX sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces VERYX digital sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens. VERYX calls itself the world’s only belt-fed sorter that can inspect product entirely in-air with top and... more »

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