[Technology Corner] Precision Loan Program Could Help Growers, Dealerships Generate More Revenue

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would provide loan financing to farmers and ranchers to purchase precision agriculture equipment. 
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced the Precision Agriculture Loan Act on Sept. 15. It’s the first federal loan program dedicated entirely to precision agriculture.
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Sen. Deb Fischer Highlights Precision Ag Legislation on Senate Floor

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke on the Senate floor on Sept. 20 about her bipartisan Precision Agriculture Loan (PAL) Act. In the speech, Sen. Fischer highlighted the importance of increasing the adoption of precision agriculture technologies for agriculture producers, rural communities, consumers and the environment.

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Kubota, Yamaha Motors Among Investors in Advanced Farm Technologies' $25M Series B Funding

Advanced Farm Technologies, Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, has completed a series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the adaptation of its technology to apple harvesting. The Series B funding round was led by Catapult Ventures and included all the Series A investors: Kubota Corporation, Yamaha Motor Corporation and Impact Ventures.

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Corteva Agriscience Among First to Leverage Agile Mobile Robots to Walk Row Crops

Corteva Agriscience is using a Spot robot from Boston Dynamics to ‘walk’ between rows of corn, sunflowers and more. The robot automates sensing and inspection, and it has potential applications in field testing of both new seed and crop protection solutions with its ability to collect copious amounts of data, support the application of new crop protection discovery molecules and inspect operations.

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