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Iron Ox raises $20 million for its robotic farms

Bay Area-based Iron Ox today announced a $20 million Series B. The funding, led by Pathbreaker Venture and family office firms, brings the robotics company’s total funding up to $45 million to date. A number of other investors also took part in the round, including Crosslink Capital, Amplify Partners, ENIAC Ventures, R7 Partners, Tuesday Ventures, ...

Pinduoduo’s latest aim: sell $145 billion farm produce in 2025

Still working to turn a profit and shake off its fake-goods reputation, China’s e-commerce upstart Pinduoduo set itself another ambitious goal for 2025: surpass 1 trillion yuan or $145 billion annual gross merchandise volume of agricultural products. The announcement arrived with the company’s Q2 results last Friday. For some context, online sales of agricultural goods ...

Solar power is revolutionizing life for ***** farmers

There's a lot to unpack and think about from this BBC article about the impact of solar panels on the ****** industry. The first report of an Afghan farmer using solar power came back in 2013. The following year traders were stocking a few solar panels in Lashkar Gah, the Helmandi capital. Since then growth ...

Good morning, Cuthbert! A year later, rush hour’s still on for TikTok’s favourite goose.

07.28.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Time really does fly when you're having fun on the farm.  One farm that's brought us a lot of joy over the past strange year is Caenhill Countryside Centre, whose team is celebrating one year since their iconic morning 'rush hour' video went vir... ...

New demand for very old farm tractors specifically because they’re low tech

Farmers are increasingly sick of high-tech tractors that are expensive to buy and usually impossible to fix yourself due to their integrated digital technology. According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, "Tractors manufactured in the late 1970s and 1980s are some of the hottest items in farm auctions across the Midwest these days." To be sure, ...

Pyka and its autonomous, electric crop-spraying drone land $11M seed round

Modern agriculture involves fields of mind-boggling size, and spraying them efficiently is a serious operational challenge. Pyka is taking on the largely human-powered spray business with an autonomous winged craft and, crucially, regulatory approval. Just as we’ve seen with DroneSeed, this type of flying is risky for pilots, who must fly very close to the ...

This open source farming technology aims to combat climate change via soil health – Good Algorithms

12.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

OpenTEAM is a new technology platform to help farmers everywhere to improve soil health by  providing them with free access to site-specific data. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Climate Change, Farming, Open Source, and Livestock Emissio... ...

This underground New York City farm grows rare edible plants for high-end restaurants — What’s in the Basement?

03.29.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Just one level below the busy streets of Manhattan sits Farm.One- an urban hydroponic farm that utilizes technology to grow extremely, rare edible plants. Come with us as we explore the future of sustenance and sustainability on this week's episode of... ...

AgroStar gets $27M Series C to give more Indian farmers increase crop production with data analytics

Indian agriculture tech startup AgroStar announced today that it has raised a $27 million Series C for its platform, which helps farmers increase crop production, manage orders and buy supplies online. The round was led by Bertelsmann India Investments, with participation from returning investors Accel, Chiratae Ventures and Aavishkaar Bharat Fund. AgroStar bills its app ...