AgTech Trends to Watch for in 2020

AgTech Trends to Watch for in 2020

  At Northerly, we’ve seen the evolution of agricultural technology—or AgTech—firsthand for five generations. We’ve seen plenty of advancement over the years. From the open-air tractors where farmers contended with dust and the elements. All the way to the GPS-guided,...
The Role of IoT in Smart Farming

The Role of IoT in Smart Farming

​ You wake up and check your smartphone for the weather, the morning news, and your day’s schedule. When your alarm goes off, your thermostat reads your environment and adjusts to keep you comfortable. Using an app on your phone, you’re able to start the coffee...
Why Northerly Puts Grains Directly in Buyers’ Hands

Why Northerly Puts Grains Directly in Buyers’ Hands

When was the last time you shook hands with the farmer who grew your breakfast? If your answer is Never, you’re not alone. According to a 2011 nationwide survey by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, consumers spend plenty of time thinking about food production,...
What Is Food Paranoia, and Is It Endangering the World?

What Is Food Paranoia, and Is It Endangering the World?

Even before 1864, when William Banting published his “Letter on Corpulence”—arguably the world’s first diet book—people around the world have been obsessed with health and diet. In 1028 AD, William the Conqueror touted his all-alcohol diet. Through the 70s and 80s, we...