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FIRA USA to showcase ag robotics in northern California

The FIRA USA ag robotics conference returns to California. Ag robotics is the focus of a fall northern California FIRA USA farm automation conference. FIRA USA is returning and is set to provide a convergence... more »

On-farm AI: research guides decisions

Washington State University is leading an effort to tackle three distinct areas where artificial intelligence (AI) use can help agriculture meet challenges posed by changing weather: farm operations, water allocation and labor. The AgAID AI... more »

Commentary: 5 AgTech trends to watch in 2024

Editor's note: In 2023, the agricultural industry faced challenges from extreme weather to supply chain issues. To address these issues and meet the goal of feeding a growing population, researchers and engineering teams developed smart... more »

Researchers study AI for thinning, pruning automation

Researchers are examining ways AI can help improve orchard thinning and pruning. Oregon State University (OSU) and Washington State University scientists with AI, mechanical engineering and computer science expertise are also considering how the tech... more »

Survey: Growers optimistic about the future of AI

While there has been a significant surge in digital transformation initiatives across agribusinesses, many still grapple with deriving actionable insights from their data, according to AgTech Trends 2023. The survey by The Yield, an AgTech... more »

IFPA State of the Industry talk focuses on AI, consumer, workforce trends

Citing a host of challenges facing the global fresh produce and floral community, International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) head emphasized action and advocacy as the vehicles through which the organization and its members will overcome... more »

FIRA USA sets ag robotics, demos for conference

After the successful first edition of FIRA USA in Fresno last year, 2,000 participants and ag leaders will gather at the Salinas Sports Complex from Sep. 19-21 for a global event on ag robotic solutions... more »

Unifrutti deploys Tevel’s flying robots to harvest apples

Chilean company Unifrutti has harvested apples using robots from Israeli start-up Tevel. Tevel’s autonomous harvesting system harvested several apple varieties in Unifrutti Chile’s orchards from March to May. Unifrutti growers gather... more »

Purdue wins climate-smart agriculture and forestry grant

Purdue University has received a grant to help fight climate change in agriculture. The university won a five-year, $500,000 grant to play an education and workforce development role in the new $20 million AI Institute... more »

Deere 2023 startup collaborators released

The names of the ag tech companies chosen for Deere & Co.’s 2023 Startup Collaborator program have been released. The program helps John Deere improve precision technology in its agriculture and construction equipment. “This year’s... more »

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