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The relationship between farming and climate change is something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, agriculture is among the largest contributors to climate change. It accounts for 24% of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions, which makes it the world’s second-largest emitter after the energy sector.@F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3tech Source:...

Precision ag technology began in the early 1990s with widespread use of yield monitors in combines that would generate maps of fields based on the grain flow into the hopper as the machine moved up and down the fields. Early adopters of precision ag technology were often described as being...

Depending on where Clark McPheeters is working on his southern Nebraska farm, connectivity can be spotty. The lack of reliability is also one of his biggest obstacles in moving critical information to the cloud.“Data used to be trapped on our monitors, and we couldn’t take it anywhere else digitally,” says...

Nutrien Ag Solutions continues to build out its digital agriculture portfolio with the recent acquisition of Agbridge, a hardware company focused on wireless data-sharing.The acquisition helps serve Nutrien Ag Solutions’ goal of making “hard things easier,” says Sol Goldfarb, head of digital at Nutrien Ag Solutions, who notes this is...

Even before COVID-19 surfaced, the move toward digital agriculture was certain.“It’s hard to see how you’re going to be a successful farmer in the future without greater technology adoption on the farm,” says Sam Taylor, analyst—farm inputs for Rabobank.Digital tools such as artificial intelligence that alert farmers to be preemptive...

Joseph James and startup ATP-MD seeks to commercialize a recently-patented Combined Remediation Biomass and Bio-Product Production (CRBBP) Process, for an innovative application on-site, at coal-fired power plants, to reduce their adverse environmental impacts.  ATP-MD participated in F³ Tech's 2019 Pre-Accelerator program.  Being accepted into the Climate Change Investment Initiative will...

MidAtlantic Farm Credit (MAFC) has just released a new video on the 2019 Ag Showcase held at the Rural Maryland Council's Rural Summit in December.  The video highlights the Crowd Choice, Ovipost, a company that participated in the 2019 F³ Tech Accelerator.  Ovipost's Trina Chiasson, Founder and CEO, takes a...

Nine companies are working to automate farm chores like picking rocks or maneuvering a grain cart. @F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3tech Source: Robots on the rise...

Since water is the main carrier of nutrients, it’s essential that the water have as few impurities as possible. Poor water quality may cause plants to suffer from stunted growth, nutrient deficiencies, bacterial contamination and more! Water quality is frequently overlooked by new hydroponic farmers. Most people assume their tap water will...

Bethesda Green is very excited to announce the launch of its 2020 Summer Speaker Series: Tackling Environmental Challenges Through Sustainable Entrepreneurship.In this five-part series, which kicks off July 28th, they are bringing together founders, industry experts, and policy makers for conversations that will inspire, motivate, and educate all who attend.Series...