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Smart money being ploughed into agriculture technology

Smart money being ploughed into agriculture technology

Written by on September 16, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WINNIPEG/KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – North American investors are pouring money into agriculture technology despite turbulent financial and commodity markets, as cutting-edge advances that enhance farm production bring opportunities for profits. Investment in this technology, which spans plant and soil technology to drones, amounted to $2.06 billion in the first half of 2015, on pace to […]

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Dutch farming technology helps fill the spot

Dutch farming technology helps fill the spot

Written by on May 29, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – From the rooftops of Amsterdam to the expanses of Kazakhstan, Dutch farming technology is helping food producers to meet the needs of both gourmets and growing populations facing uncertain supplies. One of the most densely populated countries in the world, the Netherlands has long learnt to squeeze the maximum out of its […]

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Google gets into farming

Google gets into farming

Written by on May 19, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Google Inc and two venture capitalist firms are investing $15 million in a U.S. tech farming company that helps farmers maximise their crops based on data gathered by agricultural equipment and shared between growers. Google Ventures, the technology company’s venture capital unit, is leading the fundraising for farm data startup Farmers Business Network, […]

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