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3 cool technologies that could save the world's water

One company uses moss to clean water, while another purifies it by passing it through stone. A third promises a new technology that can cut the cost of turning sea water into drinking water by 70%.<p>All these firms are out of Minnesota, where talent from a longstanding group of industries is …


With Water Running Out, Freight Farms Launches 2015 Farm-In-A-Box

Climate change is real, and it is getting uglier. Global temperatures are continuing to rise, placing enormous strain on water and food supplies throughout the world. Many areas have been hit hard by the climate disruption, but none more prominently than California, where the state has entered its …


Meet The Startup That Wants To Make Vertical Farming Mainstream

Newark, New Jersey is about to get a giant vertical farm that produces millions of pounds of greens for local customers.<p>A vacant steel factory in Newark is turning into the world’s largest-producing vertical farm. After it begins running later this year, the farm’s indoor system of modular, stacked …

Big data, big wins for ag

BIG data: a big buzz phrase that few understand, but those who do think they understand it see the potential for transformational change of …

Venture Capital

What Happens When Farming Goes High-Tech?

Apr 16, 2015<p>What happens when farming goes high-tech? Well, according to National Geographic, <b>farms that go high tech make more profit</b>! This is due to …


John Deere Autonomous Tractor - John Deere is developing an autonomous tractor that can be used for applications such as spraying and fall tillage. The intelligence system follows GPS satellite instructions by a ground computer which allows the operator to control the tractor remotely.

Meet a Baby-Boomer Couple Farming in Shipping Containers

Freight Farms, the Boston ag-tech start-up that sells fully outfitted hydroponic shipping container farms for around $75,000 a pop, put out a new …

Young Ha

Young Ha (left) and his two partners, Stuart Oda (center) and Kazuho Komoda (right), didn’t have much in the way of farming experience when they quit …

Large Vertical Farm in Singapore Selects Illumitex as LED Lighting Partner

Illumitex, green tech developer and manufacturer of LED grow light technology, announced initial steps in what is expected to be a long-term …

Urban Agriculture