Sunday, April 14, 2024

Almond Acreage Continues to Spiral, Almond Board Finds Inspiration in AI 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff A tropical storm during harvest created an unfavorable outlook for Central Valley almond production, and acreage has...

Agriculture Drone Market to Hit $9 Billion by 2028

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As labor costs continue to increase, agriculture is moving toward a technical future. According to...

CAFF Hosts Small Farm Tech Expo in Fresno

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In partnership, the Kearney Agriculture Research and Extension Center and the Community Alliance with Family...

Ag Robotics Event Marks Industry Future 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  In its second year, FIRA USA hosted 1,700 participants in Salinas from 40 states and...

Ag-Tech Competitions Tackle Small Farm Technology Gap

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Agriculture technology is becoming increasingly important for improved efficiency and output, but the adoption of ag-tech...

Commentary: Precision Agriculture Tech Needs Broadband Access 

Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  By Bernt Nelson, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation  Farming is truly a special walk...

Nearly $1 Million In USDA Grants Will Support 3 UCSC-Led Agricultural Technology Projects 

By Emily Cerf, Engineering Writer and Media Relations Officer Press release provided by UC Santa Cruz   Three UC Santa Cruz research teams led...

Beewise Maximizes Bee-Saving Efforts 

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice According to findings from the University of Maryland and Auburn University’s annual bee survey, roughly 50%...
Cal.net, Microsoft, and Terranova Ranch announced new precision technology.

New AgTech Helps Central Valley Farmers Save Water 

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Cal.net, Terranova Ranch, and Microsoft introduced an AgriTech partnership at Terranova Ranch last month, demonstrating a...

John Deere Acquires Overspray Technology  

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice John Deere acquired Smart Apply Inc.—a precision spraying equipment company—on July 13, citing that the technology...

Empowering Agriculture and Farming Operations: The Advantages of FormForce SaaS Platform

Originally published in July 2023 print edition. By Valley Ag Voice Technology is crucial in streamlining operations and driving efficiency in the ever-evolving ag industry....
The Global Unmanned Spraying System, or the GUSS. https://www.valleyagvoice.com/artificial-intelligence-in-ag-the-guss-makes-its-debut-in-kern-county-fields-and-orchards/

Robotics, Changing the Future of Farming 

California’s ag industry shifts to artificial intelligence. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  Farming in California has always been labor intensive, but recent...
World Ag Expo

Seminars on Soil Health, AgTech, International Trade, and More Published by World Ag Expo

By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group World Ag Expo is still eight months away, but...
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COMMENTARY: Advances for Farms, Workers Blocked by a 1977 Rule

By Bryan Little, Director of Employment Policy, California Farm Bureau Reprinted with permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California’s high concentration of tech...

Growers Spend $500,000 Per Year on Automation

The second annual Western Growers Specialty Crop Automation Report reveals a 25 percent increase in average year-over-year agtech investment as the...
Ranchbot device

Building a Better Ranch with Ranchbot

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Those who have worked in ranching know the time it takes and the importance...
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Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The Young Farmers and Ranchers...
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AirBurners Clean Burn Technology Brings Value to Valley Ag Producers

By Geoffrey Taylor, MA As Valley agricultural producers struggle to find meaningful solutions to vegetative waste disposal through burning, finding new and...
Monarch electric tractor

Hon Hai (Foxconn) and Monarch Tractor to Build Next-generation AgTech Equipment

Press Release Provided by Monarch Tractor Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”)(TWSE:2317) today announced the signing of a contract manufacturing agreement (CMA) with...
self-driving tractor

Driverless Tractor Future May Be Arriving

By Kevin Hecteman Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation This is not your grandfather’s Farmall tractor—because this...

Entrepreneurs Wanted: Apply by April 29 for Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

Press Release Provided by American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to...
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Full Harvest Secures $23 Million Series B to Reduce On-Farm Food Waste by Digitizing...

Leading Produce Business Marketplace Surpasses 50 Million Pounds of Sustainable Produce Sold and Preps to Scale Company Press Release Provided by Full...
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The Wonderful Company Announces Winners of $1 Million Wonderful Innovation Challenge

Press Release Provided by The Wonderful Company The Wonderful Company (TWC), a global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the...
AgSharks Winners and Judges

3Bar Biologics Wins AgSharks Competition, Earns $250,000

Press Release Provided by Western Growers 3Bar Biologics walked away from Western Growers/S2G Ventures' AgSharks® Competition with a $250,000 equity investment offer...
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Farm Tech Depends on Broadband Access

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and ranchers in the 21st century are...
Agriculture technology farmer man using tablet computer analysis data and visual icon.

USDA Seeks Input on Ready-to-Go Technologies and Practices for Agriculture Innovation Agenda

Press Release Provided by the United States Department of Agriculture To further the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) work on the...