President Trump nominated former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head the US Department of Agriculture, while Mastercard launched an East Africa agtech platform, and applications opened for two new accelerators.
We are very proud of the coverage we've given the food and agriculture technology market over the year, but there are always, of course, stories in other publications that we wish we'd written!
AgBiome has received another grant from the Gates Foundation while a European accelerator plans to spend $1.26m on agri-food startups and Alphabet is planning to use drones to deliver food.
A year in the life of a startup is a long time, so we caught up with Kevin France to find out about the company’s new revenue models, acreage expansion, and hiring since this time last year.
myAgro is a mobile savings system enabling smallholder farmers in Africa to pay for crucial inputs like seed and fertilizer in pre-paid installments as they prove their ability to save.
A Canadian company is finding a new use for the perfectly edible and equally nutritious produce seconds that often get thrown away: feeding fido.
Weather data company Pessl Instruments is collaborating with Huawei on releasing new products in 2017. Find out more and how Phytech is being deployed in Australia in this week's Ag Industry Brief.
The grant and partnership with NCGA aims to assist smaller corn breeding programs in developing new hybrid seed varieties to broaden the number of corn seed options on the market.
We speak to Geoff Kneen, the R&D Licensing and new ventures manager, North America of Bayer's Crop Science division, to hear more about Bayer's strategy of outsourcing agtech investment.
Agworld, a farm management software company out of Western Australia, has been on the agtech scene since 2012 and has 65 million paid acres under management.
To celebrate World Food Day, we’ve put together a collection of stories from the AgFunderNews archives to shed light on some of the technologies that are addressing food security from several perspectives.
Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto was the week's biggest piece of news, but we also have items from agtech startups, such as Farmigo, accelerators such as Thrive, and legislators.
Verizon is deploying its agriculture IoT service on three new Californian vineyards, USDA awards $33.4m in grants to ag innovation initiatives, and more in this week's industry brief.
Trimble has been slowly, but surely, building up an arsenal of agriculture technologies far beyond the GPS technology which put it on the industry's map.
One of 2015's most notable deals, AgBiome's Series B attracted investment from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We caught up with John Rabby and Tracy Raines to get an update.
Monsanto has made the first move towards building a centralized and open digital platform for farmers to access agronomic data and analysis from a range of providers through its subsidiary Climate Corporation.
We thought that might get your attention! No, it's not quite what you think. But it's close. HarvestPort is matchmaking farmers to farm equipment that they don't own and they don't want to buy.
Bloomberg has accused plant-based alternative foods company Hampton Creek for engaging in a large-scale undercover operation to buy back products to boost sales figures, which CEO Josh Tetrick says was part of a quality assurance initiative.
The Verizon AgTech product aims to improve the connectivity of sensors and other data-capturing devices on the farm, but will only function with certified hardware providers.
Motorleaf has built a smart and automated indoor farming operating system, consisting of hardware devices and software analytics, for cannabis and produce growers.