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New Software Offers Potential for Remote Weeding; Local Robotics Get Federal Nod

From, Sara Rubin, 2 Jun 2011. iFarming Meet Field [Monterey County, CA] — A new imaging machine might not look like a robot to those acquainted with cyborgs or cylons, but a patent-pending technology made its Salinas debut last week with a demonstration that promises to cut the labor costs of thinning and weeding … Continue reading

Swanton Berry Farm Wins Sustainable Food Honor

From, Bruce Blythe, 2 May 2011. Jim Cochran, founder and co-owner of Davenport, Calif.-based Swanton Berry Farm, was named a winner in the Natural Resources Defense Council’s third-annual “Growing Green Awards” recognizing those promoting sustainable agriculture and food. Cochran started the first commercially successful organic strawberry operation in California and the first 100% unionized … Continue reading

Almost Genius: A Rain-Gathering Farm House for Migrant Workers

An elaborately futuristic eco-hut for migrant farm workers won an award in the ideas competition D3 Housing Tomorrow recently. The hut — a concept called Canteen Farm House — claims to tackle two entrenched problems at once: Harvest agrarian irrigation water and comfortably shelter seasonal workers accustomed to fetching up in decrepit shanties. Noble stuff. We just … Continue reading

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