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Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Precision Farming Set to Become a $6.34 billion Industry by 2022

DUBLIN, Nov. 28, 2014—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Precision Agriculture Market Analysis & Forecast (2015-2022) Technology (VRA, Soil Mapping, Yield Monitoring, Precision Irrigation, Others), Components and Systems” report to their offering. 

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Parrot Invests $2M in MicaSense to Deliver Drone-Based Sensing Solutions for Precision Agriculture

Seattle, Wash., Nov. 24, 2014—MicaSense, a sensor and information company, today announced it has raised $2M in Series A funding from Parrot, a worldwide leader in technology innovation. MicaSense delivers a fully integrated hardware solution for agricultural remote sensing from any unmanned aerial platform, tightly coupled with cloud-based analytics to provide crop health information to

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

VineView and SkySquirrel Debut New Specialized Vineyard Drone

Helena, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014—VineView-SAI, Inc., a St. Helena-based remote sensing company established in 1999, is partnering with SkySquirrel Technologies Inc. (SST), a commercial Unmanned Aerial System (drone) company based in Nova Scotia, Canada. VineView and SkySquirrel will be displaying their Aqweo (*) agricultural drone at The Concept Bar at Rootstock, the Napa Valley Grape

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Farmers Edge Closes Investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) as Agriculture’s Appetite for Big Data and Precision Farming Grows

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 10, 2014—Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, announced today it has received an investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Green Growth Fund. With operations around the world, Farmers Edge provides a plug and play technology solution that helps farmers optimize crop inputs and maximize yield. The investment

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Precision Farming Market Worth $4.55 Billion by 2020

DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2014—According to a new market research report “Precision Farming Market – by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Application (Yield Monitoring, VRA, Mapping, Soil Monitoring & Scouting) and Geography – Global Forecasts to 2020”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the total value of precision farming market is expected to reach $4.55

Monday, September 29th, 2014

SenseFly Joins AgGateway Precision Ag Council

Swiss mini drone producer senseFly has joined AgGateway, becoming the first UAV manufacturer to join this non-profit consortium of businesses that serve the agriculture industry.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Precision Farming Market Review on Technology and Components with Forecasts & Global Analysis

Global precision farming market is forecast to hit $3,721.27 million by 2018 at an estimated CAGR of 13.36%. The growth of precision farming industry is expected to be remarkable with major active players of the market being Deere & Co. (U.S.), Trimble Navigation (U.S.), Topcon positioning systems (U.S.), Raven Industries (U.S.), Precision Planting (U.S), AGCO

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.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Drones May Provide a Big Lift to Agriculture when FAA Allows Their Use

The big boom in unmanned aircraft may come from what’s known as precision agriculture — using high-tech systems to help farmers increase yields and cut costs. In recent years, consumer-quality drones that are cheaper and easier to fly have become commonplace, but Federal Aviation Administration rules have restricted their civilian use to recreation and research

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,

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