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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 ...

VCs have growing appetite for ‘AgriFood’

Venture investors are pouring billions of dollars into feeding their hunger for food and agriculture startups. Whether that trend line is due to enthusiasm for the sector or just broader heavy investing in the VC space is much less clear. According to a recent report published by AgFunder – a VC and investing marketplace focused ...

A Chinese company is GPS-tracking your chicken to ensure they’re healthy and organic

02.24.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Your future chicken dinner is about to get its very own Fitbit-like device. Chinese online insurance company ZhongAn Online has developed a new GPS tracker for poultry called GoGo Chicken, according to the Wall Street Journal. The device fits around ... ...

Stench from marijuana farms outrages some California residents

Some communities across California are suing to ban cannabis operations in their vicinity because they claim the smell from the crops is nauseating. I mean, they don't call it skunk for nothing. From the New York Times:

As a result of the stench, residents in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, are suing to ban ...

Teaching STEM through the wonders of larva harvesting

There’s hardly enough room to turn around in Livin Farms’ office. Pretty standard, really, in Central, Hong Kong, where space is at a perpetual premium. It’s a small operation for the HAX-backed startup — there’s space for a few desks and not much more. The startup’s last product, the Hive, stands next to the door. ...