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EFITA newsletter / 887 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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Tour de France and french farmers
‘Precision farming helps society accept farming’
Manfred Hurtz is one of the farmers nominated for the 10 most innovative arable farmers worldwide. He started in precision farming with a camera-fitted prototype sprayer to apply 3 different types of herbicides.
Smart Trace Pack locator prevents cargo robbery
Cargo robbery is a major problem for Brazilian farmers. Trace Pack fights back with a smart tracking system.
First indoor vertical farm in Shanghai region
Orisis and Infinite Acres are to complete the first indoor vertical farm in the Shanghai region.
Machine learning to categorise lettuce crops in fields
A new machine learning platform uses deep learning to categorise lettuce crops in fields.
Tractor Zoom Snags Follow-On Funding to Help Modernize Antiquated Equipment Buying Industry, by Lauren Manning
Instead of scouring newspaper ads, fliers, and facebook, farmers can take control of the equipment buying process on Tractor Zoom using keyword searches and auction alerts.
India’s Ecozen Closes Series A from Impact Funds to Help Farmers Reduce Spoilage and Navigate Supply Chain
India has a massive farm economy but the supply chain suffers from major inefficiencies that prevent farmers from optimizing farm profits.
Dutch company turns combine into autonomous machine
Dutch company HuizingHarvest turns a Chinese combine harvester into an autonomous vehicle.
Farmers and Entrepreneurs May Need to Rethink the Path to Agtech Adoption
Next week’s AgTech Nexus USA event in Chicago will convene the major players in the agtech ecosystem in Chicago for the first time. Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program (ISA), the co-host sponsor for the event, is presenting a thought leadership keynote by Jonah Kolb, ISA agtech advisor and Managing Member of Moore & Warner Ag Group. The event and presentation are part of the Association’s overall effort to engage producers, investors and entrepreneurs while exposing them to the world-class agriculture, technology, business, and academic assets within the state.
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Nestle introduces a new kind of chocolate
The Fork Is Mightier than the Wall
A challenge as complex as migration cannot be addressed simply through stricter immigration laws, let alone a border wall like the one US President Donald Trump seeks to build on his country’s southern frontier with Mexico. Instead, policymakers must tackle migration’s underlying causes – beginning with a broken global food system.
Has Europe lost the new biotechnology battle? By Marcel Kuntz
The EU’s rules on GMOs risk stifling innovation in biotechnology and could lead to China and the US increasing their patent domination, writes Marcel Kuntz.
Old good days before all these horrible modern technics: La raccolta del fieno. Giovanni Segantini, (Austria), (1890)
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