Technology

USDA seeks input on technologies, practices for agriculture innovation agenda

To further the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) work on the Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA), USDA today announced it is seeking public- and private-sector input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can... more »

North Carolina announces availability of grants for bioenergy research

The North Carolina Bioenergy Research Initiative and the New and Emerging Crops Program are seeking grant proposals that support each program’s mission. “The two programs offer a combined $1 million in competitive grants, with the... more »

USDA seeks nominations for Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Sept. 8 the invitation for nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a two-year term on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Task Force on Agricultural Air... more »

USDA breaks ground on Agricultural Research Technology Center in Salinas

Construction of the USDA Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) new Agricultural Research Technology Center in Salinas, California, kicked off Aug. 26 with a virtual and live groundbreaking ceremony. The cutting-edge research facility, which will include new... more »

Danforth Center join in $20M National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to explore foundational AI goals and innovative uses of AI to develop a prototype autonomous “farm of the future,” anticipating a world in... more »

Automation helps solve specialty crop challenges

With support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Multi-state Research Fund, researchers at 17 land-grant universities are working together to develop automated systems that work well for labor-intensive specialty crops like fruits, vegetables,... more »

New Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next Generation Food Systems

The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish a new institute focused on enabling the next generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence,... more »

Compac’s UltraView inspection module wins Hi-Tech Award

Compac, part of the Tomra Food family, has won the 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Award for Most Innovative Agritech Solution. This accolade recognizes the innovative technology and customer benefits of UltraView, the groundbreaking inspection module launched... more »


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