We caught up with Soylent's VP of marketing ahead of his speaking slot at Future Food-Tech in London later this month.
Israel-based drone software company Skyx and US-based drone hardware designer Advanced Tactics (AT) have partnered to take crop spraying drones to the next level.
On Monday, a United Airlines plane powered by biojet fuel made a landmark non-stop voyage from San Francisco to Zurich.
The Truterra Insights Engine quantifies the economic and environmental benefits of certain practices and strategies to enable farmers to identify and select farm management options.
AgDNA has partnered with CNH Industrial to give its customers access to AgDNA’s AI-enabled technology platform. Paul Turner writes about the partnership and the increasing interest in AI by major equipment manufacturers.
The legal battle over which company owns the right to a technology that gathers data from farm machinery took an unexpected turn this week when a federal court in Nebraska ruled in favor of Canadian precision agtech company Farmers Edge.
"Trying to be the "new Monsanto" or the "Amazon of Ag" does not work; copying what others have already done is not generally a recipe for disruption," argues Federico Trucco, CEO of Argentine agtech business Bioceres.
The current state of the digital ag space lacks sufficient high-quality data, but that's where Ethington sees potential in Arable, he tells AgFunderNews.
In the wake of a deal with John Deere and the Nigerian government, we asked Van Jones, cofounder of Hello Tractor, to give us an update on the business after a small pivot in its strategy.
iBio uses highly automated indoor farming methods to manufacture pharmaceutical drugs and, according to Barry Holtz, president, it already has much of the technology that today’s food-growing indoor farms are just starting to develop.
The JV with Emirates Flight Catering will involve the construction of a 130,000 square foot facility in Dubai to service all airlines and lounges operational out of Dubai International Airport.
"Indigo could be a future marketplace for sustainable and biological ag inputs, which could impact my portfolio in a positive way," said one agrifood tech VC.
Phytelligence, a micropropagation business, and food assistance app developer Propel are both in disputes with industry players about the rollout of their technologies that could impact their success to the detriment of the industries they serve.
Crop Pro Insurance has canceled nearly 200 crop production hail insurance policies just a few weeks into the company’s first planting season in operation.
Farmers Edge had alleged that Farmobile co-founders Jason Tatge, Heath Gerlock and Randy Nuss, had misappropriated purportedly proprietary information in the development of farm data-collection and standardization technologies.
“When indoor growers go to an insurance broker, they either don’t know what category they should be in or the insurer is unable to meet their needs,” says Nicola Kerslake, founder of Contain Inc.
Monsanto Growth Ventures, the venture arm of Monsanto, has lost all of its dedicated staff after former managing director John Hamer, former investment director Kiersten Stead and former principal Ryan Rakestraw all left within a month of each other.
HarvestPort wants to take over the task of “shopping around" by offering growers unique deals through an agricultural inputs marketplace.
Tyson Ventures has been tight-lipped on what might come next for the corporate VC, but at the Future Food Tech Conference, managing director Reese Schroeder offered some insight into what might be ahead for the protein giant.
Cargill has launched a new digital platform for aquaculture, the second platform in a suite of digital tools announced in October.