Farmers are using connected devices, data sharing, analytics, and automation to boost production and cut costs.
As a growing global population demands more (and better) food, and as environmental regulations become more stringent, farms are incentivized to do more with less.
Moreover, agribusiness has become more automated and connected in recent years. Startups and VCs are entering the space to take part in the transformation, helping farms lower input costs and optimize production.
Large and small farms alike have more access than ever before to precision agriculture (PA) technologies like automated equipment, sensors, GPS mapping, and mobile solutions that help cut costs and boost productivity.
And farms are adopting these solutions: the USDA estimated in 2016 that automated machine guidance is used on more than half of US corn acres.
Using CB Insights data, we dug deeper into the production side of our Ag Tech Market Map to map out 30 tech companies focused on connected farming. Our market map focuses on farm production and excludes biotech and downstream retail and processing technologies.
This market map consists of private, active companies only and is not meant to be exhaustive of the space. Categories are not mutually exclusive, and companies are mapped according to primary use case.
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