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Spot Robot Herds Sheep and Monitors Crops
A company named Rocos is using Boston Dynamics' Spot robot for agriculture. Spot can be seen herding sheep in a video released by Rocos. (May 22, 2020)

Pigcasso the Painting Pig
Pigcasso is a pig that paints for a living. The paintings help support Pigcasso's home at the Farm Sanctuary SA. (February 19, 2018)

Deadly Piglet Virus is Spreading in United States
A deadly virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, is sweeping pig farms and killing piglets by the thousands. (August 6, 2013)

Company Developing LettuceBot to Replace Human Workers
A company named Blue River Technoloyg is developing LettuceBots than can work on lettuce fields as fast as twenty human workers. (July 17, 2013)

Excavation at Swedish Site Indicate Humans May Have Used Fertilizers 5,000 Years Ago
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have spent many years studying the remains of a Stone Age community in Karleby, which is located outside the town of Falkoping, Sweden. (April 26, 2013)

More Dairy Farmers Are Buying Waterbeds for Cows
More dairy farmers are tying out the growing dairy farming trend of giving cows waterbeds. (July 20, 2012)

Ants Farm Aphid Clones in Subterranean Rooms
Scientists have discovered that ants farm aphid clones in subterranean rooms. (July 5, 2012)

Fragments of Ancient Ceramic Bowl Found in China Suggest Pottery Came Before Agriculture
Fragments of an ancient ceramic bowl were recently found in Xianrendong Cave, Jiangxi Province, China. (July 3, 2012)

DNA Traces All Domesticated Cattle Back to One Small Herd From 10,500 Years Ago
A new genetic study has found that all cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals that were domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some 10,500 years ago. (March 27, 2012)

Peta Announces In-Vitro Chicken Meat Contest
PETA is offering a $1 million prize to the first contest participant able to create in vitro chicken meat and sell it to the public by June 30, 2012. (April 24, 2008)