Food waste costs the US economy over $200bn a year, but there's lots of opportunity to get involved in its reduction, according to a new report instigated by the Fink Family Foundation.
We speak to three of the most established ag data companies to find out more about their methods of data collection and how they think their data will set them apart from others.
Last week Geosys partnered with Pessl Instruments and SST Software, while Farmers Edge announced a deal with The Weather Company. This follows a series of precision ag partnerships last year.
Precision irrigation company HydroBio won a patent for its technology while a startup company using fresh vegetables to naturally sweeten food in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
A meaty industry-in-brief this week includes news on the GMO labeling debate, Europe's largest urban farm, the world's first expired food supermarket, people moves at DuPont, and a data collective for farmers.
Phil Cruver is CEO of Catalina Sea Ranch, the first offshore aquaculture facility in US Federal waters. Here he describes the Ocean Internet of Things project that his company is also working on.
Politicians are also urging a close eye is kept on the mergers of Dow Chemicals and DuPont and Syngenta and ChemChina in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Farmer Business Network's new business line FBN Procurement, a service helping farmers to source ag chemicals at the cheapest rates possible, has raised some questions in the industry.
FarmLink's division, rules around healthy eating and food labeling, and updates in the GMO labeling debate make up this week's Industry-in-Brief.
2015 surpassed our mid-year expectations raising $4.6bn across 527 deals and representing 94% year over year growth.
Obama's 2017 budget includes a range of agriculture funding initiatives as NOAA approves aquaculture in federal waters in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Hellmans' new eggless mayo, genetically modified pigs, a U-turn from the FDA and USDA grants are some of this week's industry news-in-brief.
Microsoft and the USDA have announced the winners of their Innovation Challenge, a competition tasking entrepreneurs with making good use of the USDA’s recently-released data.
Noah Deich, executive director of the Center for Carbon Removal, shares insights heard at COP21 into how agtech can play a role in keeping global temperatures down.
RFD-TV and The Weather Channel have launched the Farm & Ranch Forecast as a “tool” to help farmers make everyday decisions.
Secretary Vilsack hosted a private meeting to hash details of a GMO labeling deal, while applications opened for organic research grants and poultry producers moved to organic and cage-free.
Last year, we saw a surge in the number of policy shifts and regulatory moves affecting food and agriculture in the US. Here's five from 2015 that will likely have a ripple effect into the new year.
Asian demand for 'clean food' amid rising pollution, food scandals and increasing discomfort around the use of pesticides, is driving the region's indoor agriculture sector, according to a new whitepaper from Newbean Capital.
Drones across industries raised this funding, according to CB Insights, while growers debate the efficiency of the technology for agriculture.
Farmland fund manager SLM Partners argues that ecological farming provides an alternative way to produce more with less, through deeply science-based and knowledge-intensive farming systems.