The British Government’s Food, Farming and Environment Minister, Michael Gove, has promised to deliver an ambitious new UK food strategy in 2019, embrace a properly funded 25-year environment plan and commit to rising investments in agritech.
Broadly they're hoping for more collaboration, better tech solutions built with farmers, increased understanding of food's role in climate change mitigation, more realism in funding, and greater diversity.
The question of how farmers and the agtech community of entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerators can work together to build great products is much harder to answer, write Connie Bowen and Sarah Nolet.
Cargill is bringing robots to its meat processing facilities in the hope of improving animal welfare, worker safety, and efficiency with a robotic cattle herder.
The Truterra Insights Engine quantifies the economic and environmental benefits of certain practices and strategies to enable farmers to identify and select farm management options.
Implementing conservation practices like nutrient optimization, crop rotation, conservation tillage, and cover crops can put money back in farmers’ pockets, according to a new report.
The Grower Information Services Cooperative (GiSC) and Mainstreet Data are teaming up with IBM to offer a suite of digital services for GiSC members.
Soil is the largest living organism on earth, yet humans know far more about our solar system than we do the top six inches of soil on this planet. Soil testing offers some amazing opportunities for farmers to find new efficiencies within their operations and to increase yields but we are just starting to scratch the surface.
Agriculture Coops can be a place to adapt and disperse technology innovation. Unfortunately, in most cases, adoption has been slow due to a lack of a technology embedded in coop culture.
The prevalence of small farms on the African continent has meant growth in crop yields far lags other parts of the developed and developing worlds and means many of these new high tech tools are irrelevant to the African agricultural market.
Farm Hack is an online community of farmers dedicated to sharing plans and advice for building and modifying farming tools and machinery. We asked its cofounder about his view of venture-backed agtech.
A lack of technology is acting as a barrier for young people who wish to get into farming and the biggest problem is not in the field, says a new report.
McEnroe Farm is a 1,200-acre organic farm in the Hudson Valley of New York state. We spoke to organic farmer Erich McEnroe about the challenges his farm faces and how he views new technology.
Plenty CEO, Bowery CEO, and AeroFarms CEO weigh in on NOSB's decision to reject a proposal that would disallow hydroponic and aquaponic farms from being certified organic.
Fishkill Farms is a 270-acre farm in Duchess County, New York, producing a variety of fruits and vegetables and pastured eggs.
The wide distribution and adoption of cultured meat won’t affect all farming economies equally, but grass-based farming economies like New Zealand and Wales could be particularly impacted.
Ireland plans to increase domestic dairy production by 50% by 2020, but this throws us various challenges that only technology can solve.
Though robotics are more and more visible in the fields and in the media, the labor shortage will need to be addressed by both industry and government if food production is to stay on course.
While agtech startup activity tends to concentrate on the two coasts of the US, there are a growing number of rural agtech startups. We speak to three to find out what it's like building a startup outside of San Francisco and New York.
Pat Rogers, a fifth-generation peanut and cotton producer, is the creator and visionary behind AgFuse, a social network for farmers.