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    FDA approves first feed supplement to reduce methane in dairy cows

    Elanco’s Bovaer, expected to hit the market in the third quarter, claims to cut emissions by 30% per year.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Agtech seedlings: BASF looks to the stars for digital farm tools | Agco Ventures makes first investment

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Cox Farms' partner is expanding its indoor farming footprint, while Nature’s Miracle’s greenhouse tech merger deal collapses four days after it was signed. 

    By Agriculture Dive staff • May 24, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture Dive

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture Dive staff
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    Meatable appoints beef industry veteran as CEO

    Jeff "Trip" Tripician joins from Grass Fed Farms as the cultivated meat sector looks to overcome mounting consumer resistance and state bans.

    By Elizabeth Flood • May 23, 2024
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    Deere lays off nearly 200 additional Iowa workers as tractor giant slows production

    The farm machinery manufacturer has notified 500 employees about job cuts from its Waterloo operations since late March.

    By May 21, 2024
  • A view from a silver catwalk of Upside Foods' bioreactors in its EPIC facility and the stairs and walkway for people to access the tops of the machines.
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    Cultivated meat becomes part of the US culture wars

    Alabama and Florida banned products made from animal cells, playing into claims that lab-grown meat is a threat to livestock farming.

    By Elizabeth Flood • May 20, 2024
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    Deere lowers outlook as equipment sales slow due to declining farm income

    The company is cutting production as high interest rates, weather volatility and other factors weigh on demand for tractors and lawnmowers.

    By May 17, 2024
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    Agtech seedlings: Fresh Del Monte to manufacture biofertilizer from pineapple waste

    Also in this week's farm technology news: FarmRaise introduces a platform for companies to manage agricultural sustainability programs, and FMC taps AI to accelerate product discovery.

    By May 17, 2024
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    Bayer details layoffs as company shake-up continues

    The reduction of 1,500 roles in the first quarter is part of CEO Bill Anderson’s plan to shrink Bayer’s bureaucracy and “radically realign” its culture.

    By Delilah Alvarado • May 16, 2024
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    ReposiTrak adds dairy and egg suppliers to traceability network

    The platform will be used to exchange FDA-required data for tracking products considered more prone to contamination.

    By Kelly Stroh • May 15, 2024
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    Geomagnetic storm scrambles tractor navigation systems

    The massive solar storm that splashed the northern lights across the sky disrupted farming operations at the peak of planting season.

    By S.L. Fuller , May 15, 2024
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    Deere lays off 34 more workers in Illinois

    Hundreds of factory workers across the Midwest have lost their jobs in recent months as the company adjusts to declining equipment demand.

    By May 14, 2024
  • Weeds get zapped by Carbon Robotics' LaserWeeder technology on a farm.
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    Agtech Seedlings: Nvidia invests in weed-killing robots | Startup lands $26M for cattle methane vaccine

    Also in this week’s farm technology news: Federal agencies collaborate on an overhaul of biotech regulation, and Syngenta's Adepidyn fungicide is on track to surpass a $1 billion sales milestone.

    By Agriculture Dive staff • May 10, 2024
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    M&M’s owner Mars commits $47M to slash dairy emissions

    The confectionery giant is testing seaweed feed supplements and plans to open three "net zero" farms as it looks to halve its carbon footprint by 2030.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Walmart taps Swisslog to automate 3 milk facilities

    The technology is part of the retailer’s larger goal to build a resilient and transparent supply chain while bolstering its capacity to meet demand.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 9, 2024
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    FDA wins turf battle over regulation of gene-edited meat

    The agency will spearhead the review process to bring GMO animals to market in consultation with USDA. 

    By May 8, 2024
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    Agtech Seedlings: Indigo Ag splits carbon credit, crop protection businesses in restructuring

    Also in this week’s farm technology news: Software investor Arcadea Group wants to create "field to wholesale" traceability with its recent acquisition, and PowerPollen generates investor buzz.

    By May 3, 2024
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    CNH gets in on farm space race with Intelsat collaboration

    The partnership, which aims to provide satellite internet connectivity in remote areas, comes after Deere announced a similar deal with SpaceX's Starlink network.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Sponsored by Motive

    Embedded fleet spend management - a new era of profitability

    Siloed management systems foster inefficiency and profit loss. Embedded finance offers an integrated solution, paving the way for enhanced profitability.

    April 29, 2024
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    Vanguard, TotalEnergies announce joint venture for at least 10 dairy digesters

    The facilities will produce renewable natural gas using waste from the food and beverage industries, supplemented with manure from farms.

    By Jacob Wallace • April 26, 2024
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    Agtech Seedlings: Bayer aims to launch first bioinsecticide for arable crops | Corteva sells fungicide assets

    Also in this week’s farm technology news: China's DJI unveils new agriculture drones, and a new crop yield outlook tool could help farmers anticipate extreme weather events.

    By Agriculture Dive staff • April 26, 2024
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    CNH’s CEO unexpectedly announces departure

    Scott Wine is stepping down from the tractor manufacturer to pursue other interests, just as his plan for a turnaround was "starting to bear fruit," according to a Bank of America analyst.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Mars invests in food-focused startups to accelerate sustainability

    The CPG giant's partnership with Unreasonable Group will work with 15 growth-stage companies developing innovations to advance precision agriculture and reduce cattle emissions.

    By April 23, 2024
  • Lush green grass lines the fields of a rural dairy farm in New Zealand.
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    Agtech Seedlings: BioLumic laser-focused on lowering cattle emissions; Edible Garden upbeat about Q1

    Also in this week’s farm technology news: a new fertilizer tool developed by university scientists could save farmers millions of dollars annually.

    By April 19, 2024
  • An Iowa farmer pulls a corn planter behind his John Deere tractor.
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    John Deere appeals to Gen Z with ‘chief tractor officer’ job

    With help from star quarterback Brock Purdy, the agricultural equipment giant began a campaign to find a “witty and charismatic” content creator to be the face of its social media.

    By April 17, 2024
  • Cows are lined in a circle for milking at Caballero Dairy in Eloy, Arizona.
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    Chevron, Brightmark grow dairy digester network with Southwest renewable plant

    The facility will transform manure into biogas from Caballero Dairy in Eloy, Arizona.

    By April 16, 2024