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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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CNH Industrial Joins 5G Open Innovation Lab

CNH Industrial has announced that it has joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab ("5GOILab"), a global applied innovation ecosystem for corporations, academia and government institutions working on developing 5G technologies, as corporate partner.
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GUSS Automation Reveals Mini GUSS Autonomous Vineyard, High-Density Orchard Sprayer

GUSS Automation has revealed its Mini GUSS autonomous vineyard and high-density orchard sprayer. Mini GUSS is 6 feet wide, 5 foot 4 inches tall and 20 feet long, has a 400-gallon tank and a 3.8-liter Cummins diesel engine, and offers two tower options: a vineyard tower for 2 row applications and an apple tower for high-density trellised orchards. The autonomous sprayer will make its debut in spring 2022.


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New Senate Bill Would Provide Loans for Precision Agriculture Equipment

AEM: Loan Program 'Will Give US Farmers Whole New Set of Tools'

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Agriculture committee, introduced the Precision Agriculture Loan (PAL) Act on Sept. 15. The bipartisan legislation would create a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide loan financing to farmers and ranchers interested in purchasing precision agriculture equipment.


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[Podcast] Rantizo Introduces New Model for Drone Adoption

In this episode of the <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo shares some background on the ag tech company and how they are looking to grow their network of drone service and work closely with precision farming dealers who already have established relationships with farm customers.
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo shares some background on the ag tech company and how they are looking to grow their network of drone service and work closely with precision farming dealers who already have established relationships with farm customers.
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