Food waste issues are coming into the mainstream as investors and municipalities realize that there is money to be saved and made in keeping food out of the landfill.
The state of Arkansas is home to Tysons, Walmart, a Nestle plant and a Frito-Lay factory, but much of the food produced in Congressman Rich Crawford (R) of Arkansas’s first district is grown on family farms.
Israeli digital ag startup Prospera has raised a $15 million Series B round for its end-to-end internet of things platform using AI and computer vision for indoor and outdoor farms.
Trump's nomination of Sam Clovis, a new hire at Finistere Ventures, Hampton Creek's board fallout, and Arlon's Brazilian dairy investment are also covered this week.
Global private equity group TPG has invested in Brazilian digital ag company Solinftec through its Alternative and Renewable Technologies growth equity platform TPG ART.
While a number of outside investors have been great assets to our industry, many others have been a net negative for agriculture, writes Jim Budzynski.
Chemical pesticides are under increasing scrutiny from consumers and regulators; biopesticides can provide an alternative or supplement to these traditional chemical pesticides, write Spencer Maughan and Kieran Furlong.
The country's first agtech program is sponsored by Raízen, Brazil’s largest producer of sugarcane ethanol and third-largest energy company, along with SP Ventures and NXTP Labs.
SoftBank has invested in Plenty, a vertical farming startup in California, to help the company expand into new markets and crops.
We caught up with Ally Monk, CEO of motorleaf, a few months after the business raised a $1.1m seed round of funding, to get an update on how the business is progressing.
As England’s only officially designated ‘Less Developed Region’, the area has received grant support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and a range of local and national development partners.
This is the first profile in a special series that spotlights women entrepreneurs in agtech globally and follows on from an earlier feature entitled Where Are All the Women in Agtech?
Last week, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agriculture technology and data utilization in preparation for the next Farm Bill.
Hortau was a finalist in the Best AI Product in Agriculture category along with ag robotics company Abundant Robotics. Ag data startup Prospera won best AI product in agriculture, as well.
According to the founder, Hargol is the only active, commercial-scale grasshopper farm in the world and consumer products customers are clamoring to get this traditional protein source.
Stellapps offers data collection and analytics to every piece of the dairy supply chain with the aim of improving the productivity, and quality of milk, and producing transparent data both for and about the dairy industry.
Though robotics are more and more visible in the fields and in the media, the labor shortage will need to be addressed by both industry and government if food production is to stay on course.
RML Agtech is hoping to alleviate some of the pressures faced by India's farmers with its multi-function, online agtech platform with some similarities to American startup Farmers Business Network.
For a large, global agribusiness operating across continents and agricultural commodities like Olam International, accessing detailed information about the people and operations supplying the business, is a struggle.
It was notable at this year’s conference that farmers, startups, and other stakeholders all seemed to be on the same page about sensors.