Verdant Robotics Raises $46.5 Million

Cindy Zimmerman

Verdant Robotics announced the close of a $46.5 million Series A funding to scale its advanced robotic technology and accelerate broad adoption of its regenerative and precision ag solutions. Lead investor Cleveland Avenue was joined by DCVC Bio, Future Ventures, SeaX Ventures and all existing investors, including Autotech Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, and AgFunder, making the series one of the largest …

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Agri-Pulse Webinar on How Precision Pays With Crop Insurance

Cindy Zimmerman

Coming up this Thursday, December 1, Agri-Pulse is offering a free webinar on “How precision pays with crop insurance. As farmers look ahead at rising operating costs and tightening margins, upcoming crop insurance decisions will be more important than ever before. Understanding how to leverage precision ag technology as part of crop insurance planning can make a difference in risk …

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Precision Ag News 11/22

Carrie Muehling

Cooperative Ventures, a venture capital fund formed by North America’s leading agricultural cooperatives, announced its first investment in Sabanto, a hardware and software company on the forefront of developing autonomous capabilities in tractors. Sabanto, founded in 2018, is deploying fully-automous machinery performing row crop field operations throughout the United States. Western Growers and S2G Ventures have announced the winner of …

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MyLand Company Completes Funding to Scale-up

Cindy Zimmerman

Soil health company MyLand has announced the successful first closing of its Series B financing round led by The Borden Family Trust and Waterpoint Lane. The new $12M investment will enable the expansion of the MyLand footprint and the strengthening of its innovation activities.   The new funding will significantly expand MyLand’s approach to regenerative agriculture in California, Arizona, Florida, …

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Precision Ag News 11/16

Carrie Muehling

In a letter to congressional leadership, more than 300 agriculture, environment, academic, infrastructure, and other stakeholder groups are calling on Congress to reaffirm federal pesticide preemption on labeling and packaging. Failing to do so, the groups warn, could hold disastrous consequences for our food security, the environment, public health, vital infrastructure, and other uses where pesticides provide important societal benefits. …

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GreenPoint Ag Embracing Data Challenges

Cindy Zimmerman

“Advancing Agribusiness: Embracing the Challenges Ahead” was the title of the keynote address at this week’s AgGateway Annual Conference presented by Jeff Blair, President and CEO of GreenPoint Ag, a retail operation serving farmers across 10 southern states. Based in Decatur, Alabama, GreenPoint Ag operates 114 retail and wholesale agronomy locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, …

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Precision Ag News 11/11

Carrie Muehling

First announced at the company’s annual Winter Conference in January, Precision Planting LLC’s new sprayer technology, ReClaim, is now available for purchase. ReClaim, which is focused on improving sprayer operation and environmental safety, completed beta testing this spring and summer. American Farmland Trust released its updated CaRPE Tool™ and the first of a series of briefs to help states estimate …

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Onward to the AgGateway Annual Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ll be on the agriblogging highway this weekend for the AgGateway Annual Meeting. This will be my first time attendance and I’m looking forward to seeing members I know and meeting news ones. There is a very full agenda of technical sessions and more discussions of industry standards and guidelines. The standards were discussed at the mid-year meeting by committee …

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Registration Open for 2023 VISION Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 2023 VISION Conference January 17 – 18 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa in Arizona. The VISION Conference is where North America’s precision agriculture and digital farming industry ecosystem meet to address emerging technology and data trends that will transform agribusiness with a focus on the next 3 – 5 years. With …

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Precision Ag News 11/2

Carrie Muehling

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is reinstating the Cost of Pollination Survey, that was suspended on December 6, 2018. NASS has mailed the questionnaires and will collect data immediately. The report, to be published on Jan. 11, 2023, will include data for 2017 and 2022 reference dates, including paid pollinated acres, price per acre, colonies used, price per colony, …

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