Exposing Precision Ag Worker Abuse With Drones

Journalist and author, Will Potter, discusses his Kickstarter campaign to use unmanned drones to bypass federal Ag-gag laws to report on the inhumane conditions found in factory farms across the United...

American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

A dive into the thriving black market of John Deere tractor hacking. To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America’s heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that’s cracked in...

AgFunder Releases 2016 Year In Review AgTech Investing Report

AgFunder just released its 2016 AgTech Investing Report, where a recorded $3.23 billion of venture investment in agriculture technology across 580 deals was tracked. Investment by funding dollars declined 30% after a record-breaking 2016, with particularly weak...

Data From UAS Precision Ag Tech Improves Cotton Crop Models

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are proving beneficial in evaluating crop potential in season and are becoming useful tools for evaluating cultivars in variety trials, according to reports from the Beltwide Cotton Conferences held recently in Dallas, Texas. Unmanned...