Technology

USDA-NIFA and NSF start network of artificial intelligence research institutes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation announced Aug. 26 they are establishing seven new artificial intelligence (AI) institutes across the country to accelerate research, expand... more »

Top-10 New Products Competition application period open

World Ag Expo established the Top-10 New Products Competition to encourage and celebrate innovation in agriculture. Since the first year, exhibitors have submitted their best new products for judging and have helped move ag forward... more »

Michigan launches ag disaster GIS viewer for state’s farming community

Michigan’s farming community is certainly no stranger to the challenges thrown at it by Mother Nature. Thankfully, there are several programs to help farmers weather those challenges. In order to help the state’s farmers more... more »

USDA call for comments on future ag innovations answered by PMA

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Vice President of Technology, Vonnie Estes, submitted comments to answer USDA’s “Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders on Agricultural Innovations.” The comments will aid in crafting the USDA’s Agricultural Innovation Agenda which... more »

Engineering Research Center to develop the Internet of Things for precision ag

Purdue University will be a partner in a new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center created to develop advanced agricultural technologies to address food, energy and water security challenges. With a five-year, $26 million grant,... more »

UPL opens global research and development hub in North Carolina

UPL Ltd. announced Aug. 10 the opening of a new, state-of-the-art research and development hub in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. The OpenAg Center, located in the Alexandria Center for AgTech – Research Triangle at 5... more »

Deere adds material handling equipment, compact sprayers to Frontier lineup

John Deere expands its lineup of versatile Frontier equipment with the addition of new loader carrier adapters, pallet fork grapples and tractor-mounted sprayers. According to a news release, Frontier Loader Carrier Adapters are ideal for... more »

Western Growers AgTech Center secures first international partner

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), a California-based incubator dedicated to accelerating the development of agricultural technologies, announced July 30 the government of Canada as its first international partner. “As our technology center... more »


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