Curated Agriculture News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Agriculture conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Mark Zuckerberg still won't ban 'political' ads from Facebook (10-30-2019)
Announcing MapTiler Cloud geocoding API (09-11-2019)
Crops under solar panels can be a win (09-05-2019)
New homepage and improved collaboration features for AI Hub (09-05-2019)
Introducing Pulse 2.0site and server monitoring for developers (08-30-2019)
FAA threatens $25,000 fine for weaponizing drones (08-23-2019)
The Technology 202: Facebook attracts swift blowback from report on anti (08-21-2019)
What you and your company should know about cyber insurance (08-21-2019)
Study finds US carriers aggressively throttle video streams (08-19-2019)
TensorFlow 2.0: Dynamic, Readable, and Highly Extended (08-14-2019)
Machine Learning Cloud (07-29-2019)
The Impact of Machine Learning in Agriculture (07-25-2019)
John Deere wants to remind the world that its a tech company (01-17-2019)
SeeTree raises $11.5M to help farmers manage their orchards (01-17-2019)
UsingRaspberry Pis to Build Beautiful Wall (12-19-2018)
Agrimetrics Field Forecasts API (06-23-2018)
Autogrow's API and Amazon's Alexa lead to world first talking AgTech system (06-08-2018)
NEW! Agro API service for Agriculture (04-30-2018)
How a North Dakota Farmer Built an IoT (03-05-2018)
Hackers compete to find solutions for farmers (12-10-2017)
DARPA is engineering plants to act as biohazard sensors (11-22-2017)
Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers (10-24-2017)
Parrot's latest drones are for farmers and firefighters (10-24-2017)
Drones appear to be taking on a bigger, more dangerous role in Mexico's criminal warfare (10-24-2017)
Platforms Over People (10-02-2017)
Phone (10-02-2017)
Local farms wont fix our food system (10-01-2017)
A livestock farmers thriving rural Wi (09-23-2017)
Gett is using Citymapper data to plot new ride (09-21-2017)
Bridgefy lets developers build mesh networking into their apps (09-18-2017)
Accumulated precipitation data for agriculture (09-14-2017)
John Deere is buying an AI startup to help teach its tractors how to farm (09-07-2017)
John Deere bought an AI company to optimize crop spraying (09-06-2017)
Exploring agricultural drones: The future of farming is precision agriculture, mapping, and spraying (08-01-2017)
Slings video production device can use DJI drones for footage (07-31-2017)
Iteris Expands Digital Farming API Portfolio (07-26-2017)
Autogrow: first API Solution for indoor agriculture (07-14-2017)
Let us bring to your attention Open Dashboard for Agricultural Monitoring (07-13-2017)
Introducing service (07-12-2017)
Adapt (07-03-2017)
Agronomic Technology Corp announces integration with John Deere API (07-03-2017)
The Missile Defense Agency wants a laser (06-19-2017)
How Monsanto protects crops with artificial intelligence (06-18-2017)
Drones hunt down rare plants in Hawaii by going where people can't (06-17-2017)
Virtual Plant Tissue: Building Blocks for Next-Generation Plant Growth... (05-03-2017)
Meet the Tractor Hackers, and the Weeks Other Characters (03-24-2017)
Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops in (03-22-2017)
Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware (03-21-2017)
US Forest Service ePermit Middlelayer API (03-18-2017)
Drone mapping in agriculture on the rise (03-09-2017)
John Deere Is Revolutionizing Farming With Big Data (03-09-2017)
John Deere partners with Kespry to bring drones and aerial data to construction and forestry (03-08-2017)
This sensor turns a basic DJI drone into a precision agriculture platform (03-08-2017)
Unmanned aerial systems for agriculture and natural resources (02-13-2017)
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FarmLogs raises $22 million to make agriculture a more predictable business (01-11-2017)
Stations turning data into decisions (12-13-2016)
HerdDogg, Inc. Introduces Remote Sensing Technology for Precision (11-09-2016)
Aerial Robotics and Agriculture: Opportunities for the Majority World (11-07-2016)
VB Gamepad to Control an Arduino Remote Tractor (11-01-2016)
Deere equipment gets advanced grade control technology (with related video) (10-18-2016)
Deere responds to U.S. Justice Dept move to block acquisition (10-13-2016)
Test driving a driverless tractor in Southampton (10-05-2016)
Opening agriculture and nutrition data requires confronting power, influence and industry (09-26-2016)
Equipment manufacturers embrace AgGateway?s ADAPT (09-22-2016)
A Farm Management Information System With Task-Specific, Collaborative Mobile Apps And Cloud Storage Services (09-15-2016)
Financing Smallholder Farms with FarmDrive (09-13-2016)
FarmBot Will Grow Your Food For You; Just Press Go (08-29-2016)
AGCO announces collaborations with industry leaders to offer more high-tech solutions (08-23-2016)
Raptor Maps ? Drone-based farming analytics (08-23-2016)
Add Robotic Farming to Your Backyard with Farmbot Genesis (08-19-2016)
Monsanto's Climate Corp to expand digital farming platform (08-17-2016)
John Deere improves construction machinery data technology (08-14-2016)
John Deere partners with HCSS on JDLink (08-09-2016)
John Deere, HCSS Partnership Helps Construction Companies Smartly Manage Data (08-08-2016)
Open Ag Data Alliance, Servi-Tech launch Real-Time Connections API for weather, soil moisture data (08-02-2016)
Minnesota Corn Fields: Weather Decision Technologies (08-02-2016)
Researchers Use Drones to Monitor the Health of Crops (08-02-2016)
Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture (07-22-2016)
?SwagBot? is an Australian Rugged Cattle Herding Farmbot (07-21-2016)
Drones for Agriculture: Know and Avoid the Pitfalls (07-20-2016)
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Arable?s crop and weather sensor, Pulsepod, aims to make farming predictable (07-18-2016)
Stringify Now Connects with Rachio Smart Sprinklers (07-12-2016)
Agriculture tech startup KisanHub raises $1M Seed (07-06-2016)
The land grab for farm data (07-06-2016)
I bet Mesopotamian farmers didn't see FarmBot coming (06-08-2016)
The Coming Wide-Spread Use of Drones in Agriculture (05-09-2016)
New paper: Milking the Data (03-02-2016)
What is Needed to Help Precision Agriculture To Grow? (02-10-2016)
The Data Briefing: Mapping the Big Data Ecosystem of U.S. Agriculture (02-03-2016)
DuPont Pioneer And Trimble Enable Wireless Data Transfer Between Encirca Services? And Connected Farm (01-22-2016)
DuPont Pioneer, Trimble enable wireless data transfer products (01-06-2016)
Small-farm Automation Keeps Livestock Safe and Happy (12-15-2015)
Data-Driven ?Agriculture Intelligence? Solution by aWhere Powered by Apigee (11-05-2015)
GET /Agriculture_Intelligence | aWhere Developer Community (11-05-2015)
IoT for food and water: Here?s what the future looks like (08-30-2015)
How farmers are using big data to grow better crops (08-19-2015)
Crop Inspection and Grading with Hyperspectral Imaging (08-15-2015)
The FDA Just Released Scary New Data on Antibiotics And Farms (04-14-2015)
The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation (03-27-2015)
Farm Groups Fight For Drone Freedom (03-25-2015)
Urban Agriculture and the Internet of Things (03-24-2015)
The API Briefing: Harvesting the USDA?s Rich Bounty of Open Data Sets for APIs (02-25-2015)
I'm a Farmer. How Do I Get Started with Farm Management Software? (02-20-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Featured Agriculture Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.


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Other Agriculture Companies and Organizations

These are additional companies who have APIs, but do not have as much detaila nd resources available to rank with the others.


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Agriculture Tooling

These are the open source tooling that I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of tool_anizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

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They reflect the intent of these platforms, helping people understand what is aavailable for integration into applications.