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How Precision Agriculture is Revolutionizing Black Gold Farm’s 30,000 Acre Operation

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Editor’s Note: AgFunderNews recently had the chance to speak with Gregg Halverson, President of Black Gold Farms. Halverson will be speaking at the Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit, taking place in Salinas, CA, July 8-9.

Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter Sees $20 Billion Future for Salinas Driven by AgTech

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Editor’s Note: AgFunderNews recently had the opportunity to speak with The Honorable Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas, on the relationship between agriculture and technology both in his home town and around the world.

Zymergen Seals $42M Series A to Continue Mass Production of Microbes Using Robotics

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Microbial DNA maker Zymergen recently announced a $42M Series A led by Data Collective, with a group of investors participating, including AME Cloud Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurveston, HVF, Innovation Endeavors, Obvious Ventures, True Ventures, and Two Sigma Ventures.

Crop Protection Product Developer Asilomar Bio Announces $3M Series A Round

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“Farmers everywhere will tell you that weather and water are the biggest issues,” Travis Bayer, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Asilomar Bio. The company recently closed a $3 million Series A round co-lead by Cultivian Sandbox Ventures and Fall Line Capital.

Drone Software Developer Botlink and Hardware Developer Packet Digital Announce New Partnership

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Aerobotic Innovations, a drone control and safety application, announced recently that it has partnered with Packet Digital LLC to offer new products that will combine their respective state-of-the-art software and hardware technologies.

Idaho Announces First Statewide AgTech Summit as Global Interest in AgTech Events Continues to Grow

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Idaho is the latest state to announce a new agtech event, among a slew of local, national and international events cropping up across the globe.

 

On June 16, 2015, Idaho will host its first-ever AgriTech summit featuring local agricultural and technology sector leaders.