The Van Trump Report

Month: December 2021

Midnight Robotics Brings Autonomous Tractor Tech to Smart Farm Management Firm Fieldin

Agtech startup Fieldin, a smart farm operations management company, recently scooped up Midnight Robotics, which specializes in ain autonomous driving technology for agricultural applications. The tie-up will create what the companies say is a “first-of-its-kind combination of a sensor-based operational farming platform with autonomous driving technologies to empower growers in the day-to-day management of their …

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Farm Labor Costs Have Risen +6% Since 2020… and I Think this Number Might be Conservative¬†

The USDA is estimating that average farm labor costs have risen +6% since last year. The all-hired worker annual average gross wage rate during 2021 was $16.38 per hour, versus $15.49 in 2020 and $14.91 in 2019. At the same time, the total number of workers declined by -3.6%, with USDA estimating an average of …

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