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Australia's digital agriculture dream stymied as government scrimps on broadband

Gooda Creek Farm, located just outside Australia's capital city of Canberra, exemplifies the country's agricultural ambitions – a boutique producer that sells more than 2,000kg a week of highly sought shiitake mushrooms to domestic and Asian consumers.

On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities say is the automated future of the nation's mammoth agricultural sector.

CME Group smartphone game lets students "beef up" on agriculture economics

Bovine avatars with funny hats in an app are being corralled into helping to teach young people in the United States about agricultural markets and risk.

Tech-savvy farmers a new hope for Japan's shrinking agriculture sector

Manufacturers have lined up a raft of impressive high-performance metal for delivery to showrooms soon. Some of the creations herald a whole new automotive category.

Monsanto's Climate Corp to expand digital farming platform

Monsanto Co's Climate Corporation is building a network of in-field sensors to expand the scope of soil, weather and other data flowing into its digital agriculture tools that help farmers increase crop yields and reduce costs.

App to connect Kenyan farmers with climate-smart seeds

A new app launched in Kenya could help millions of farmers adapt to climate change by offering information on the best seeds for changing growing conditions, agriculture experts said.

Catching shrimps using big data and digital tools

Cargill Inc plans to offer big data to boost shrimp production, expanding technology tools that bolster agriculture to aquaculture.