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As Farmers Grow Drone Use, Privacy Issues Top List of Concerns

PRINCETON, N.J.-- The popularity of drones is flourishing on the farm. Three in four U.S. farmers (74%) are currently using or considering adopting the technology to assess, monitor and manage their f... Read More

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Testing

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jul 9, 2018 -- 3M Food Safety has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for pathogen detection instruments and kits. The award makes the 3M™ Molecular Detec... Read More

Crowd Watches Wheat Harvested the Old-Fashioned Way

MILTON, Ind. (AP) — In an age of high technology and mechanization on farms, people are very interested in how farmers did it a generation or two ago. Not deterred by heat in the high 90s, a large crowd including a few men aged 90-plus, turned o... Read More

JILL O'DONNELL NAMED YEUTTER INSTITUTE DIRECTOR

Lincoln, Nebraska– Jill O'Donnell will become the first director of the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on July 1. O'Donnell brings extensive experience in the international a... Read More

Ganaz, GroGuru Wins $500,000 in Seed Funding to Develop Automation to Help Relieve Ag Labor Woes

IRVINE, Calif. (AgPR)– Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth today awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $250,000 in seed funding to advance their automation technology. “The ... Read More

Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit Focuses on Agriculture’s Economic Outlook, Technology, Trade, Cattle Markets, and More

LINCOLN, NEB. – Trade disputes, dwindling returns, changing technologies, fickle consumer tastes, global economics . . . the challenges and opportunities in agriculture change daily. The 2018 Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit offers up th... Read More

National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana Announce Initiative to Showcase Innovation

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, June 25, 2018/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana are bringing the convergence of innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to FFA members attending the 2018 Nat... Read More

Kubota to Launch Japan's 1st Autonomous Combine Harvester in Dec.

Farm equipment manufacturer Kubota Corp. said Friday it will roll out an autonomous combine harvester in December, becoming the first to introduce such a farm machine in Japan. Utilizing an advanced global positioning system, the "Agri Robo combin... Read More

Beef. It's What's For Dinner. Debuts Virtual Reality Ranch Tours at Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

DENVER- In a first for the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Beef. It's What's For Dinner. will offer attendees an on-site virtual reality ranching experience. Through this technology, attendees will have an opportunity to virtually visit a farm or r... Read More

USDA’s Farmers.gov Receives $10 Million in Funding for Development

WASHINGTON-Thursday the Technology Modernization Fund Board (Board) awarded funding to support the development of USDA’s Farmers.gov customer experience portal, which helps better connect America’s farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and priva... Read More

Lindsay Corporation and Farmers Edge Announce Global Partnership to Accelerate Digital Transformation on the Farm

OMAHA, Nebraska and WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer/distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, and Farmers Edge, a global leader in deci... Read More