Technology

Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit to focus on innovation, skilled workforce

While exploring the “what” and “how” of emerging technologies, the 2020 Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit on March 17-18 in Salinas will also sharply focus on the “who” – preparing workers at all levels to... more »

Thirteen innovative companies added to Thrive V1 Accelerator cohort

SVG Ventures-Thrive has selected the 13 companies to join their Thrive VI Accelerator cohort.  With an acceptance rate of less than 3%  admission to the award winning ThriveAccelerator Program is fiercely competitive. This latest cohort... more »

USDA introduces Agriculture Innovation Agenda

USDA Sonny Perdue today announced Feb. 20 the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, a department-wide initiative to align resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands. Specifically, the U.S. Department of... more »

Phone app to navigate pesticide safety

Between 2010 and 2018, some 740 cases of pesticide-related illnesses were confirmed among farmworkers in Washington state, according to Joanne Bonnar Prado, epidemiologist with the Washington State Department of Health. Of these workers, 90% preferred... more »

Technology is on the move for growers

It sounds like science fiction: Robotic vehicles moving up and down orchard and vineyard rows, gathering information to guide growers in everything from harvesting to disease detection and pruning. Yet, that technology is under development... more »

SVG Ventures picks Thrive Australia Challenge winners, invests in startups

SVG Ventures-Thrive, a global agrifood innovation and investment platform based in Silicon Valley, announced Feb. 18 its entry into the Australian market with a view to establishing a headquarters and hub for SVG-Thrive in Melbourne... more »

American Frozen Food Institute rolls out marketing program for members

As the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) looks to enhance its value proposition with members, it has redesigned its sponsorship programs under a single umbrella called the AFFI Member Marketing Program. This high-value brand awareness program... more »

USDA funded $287.7M toward research projects on automation, mechanization

At $64.7 billion, specialty crops comprised one-third of U.S. crop receipts and one-sixth of receipts for all agricultural products in 2017. Many specialty crops are labor-intensive in production, harvesting, or processing. For example, harvest often... more »


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