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Food & Agriculture

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Aerial Technology Enters the Farming and Agriculture Industry Offering UAS Technology for Mapping Strategies and Analytics

Clackamas, Ore., September 19, 2014—Aerial Technology (ATI) expands their UAS technology into the farming and agriculture Industry to provide useful data that will enable farmers and produce growers the ability to make cost-effective decisions. ATI provides data through video, thermal imaging, multi-spectral imaging and tailored software applications, integrated into their UAS technology. “Precision Agriculture is

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Purdue University Mapping Technology Could Help Farmers Better Understand Soil Functionality

A Purdue University agronomist has developed soil mapping technology that provides visual information about soil functionality and productivity, which could increase profitability for farmers as they cultivate crops.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Coalition for Precision Agriculture Formed

The Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture (CAPA) today announces its official launch and upcoming Precision Ag Forum, taking place Sept. 18 in Washington, DC.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

SmartAgriFood Accelerator to Provide Funds to Developers for Agriculture Applications

€4 million in funding is available for SME’s and web entrepreneurs to develop a large number of smart agriculture services and applications. SmartAgriFood has joined forces with the Europe-wide ICT-AGRI network to provide SMEs and web entrepreneurs with an additional €1.8M in funding to pay for expert advice and support services for the successful SMEs.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

FarmLink Closes $40 Million Equity Round

FarmLink, a Kansas City, Mo. – based company that provides a suite of innovative services to help farmers maximize their productivity, today announced the closing of a $40 million Series B financing. OpenAir Equity Partners is leading the investors, which al so includes existing investors Thorndale Farm, LLC, private investors Don Walsworth and John Rose,

Monday, August 18th, 2014

New Satellite Data Will Help Farmers Facing Drought

About 60 percent of California is experiencing “exceptional drought,” the U.S. Drought Monitor’s most dire classification. The agency issued the same warning to Texas and the southeastern United States in 2012. California’s last two winters have been among the driest since records began in 1879. Without enough water in the soil, seeds can’t sprout roots,

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

FACT SHEET: Empowering America’s Agricultural Sector and Strengthening Food Resilience through the President’s Climate Data Initiative

In March 2014, the Obama Administration unveiled the Climate Data Initiative—a key deliverable of the President’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution in America, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge. The Climate Data Initiative leverages the Federal Government’s vast and open data resources

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Unmanned Electric Aircraft Take Agriculture by Storm

The DLG (German Agricultural Society) Field Days 2014, held recently at the DLG Crop Protection Center at Bernberg-Strenzfeld, Germany, showcased many new innovations in crop production for the German and other European producers present.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

An Online Livestock Route Management System Wins Award

An online stock route management system introduced by the Queensland Government to benefit local councils and graziers has won a major international award overnight.

Monday, July 14th, 2014

World Vision Joins Ground Breaking Alliance to Support Millions of Farmers Facing Climate Change

Child focused development organisation World Vision has joined an African Union partnership – along with eight other agencies – to reach millions of rural families with climate-smart agriculture approaches that will allow them to produce nutritious and environmentally sustainable crops.

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