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.
The National Farmers' Federation is spearheading the initiatives alongside commercial partners such as Accenture and Vodafone, after Prime Minister Turnbull announced them late last year.
We have collated 10 of the year's most-read stories for you to enjoy over the festive period while we take a short break from publishing news.
This week's news-in-brief covers the launch of a new crop-spraying drone, a $20m commitment by New Zealand to combat agricultural emissions, and agribusiness PE fund Arlon leads sugar business M&A.
A further 36 funds, across farmland, agribusiness and agriculture technology, are still in the market targeting $7.5 billion collectively, according to Prequin.
This week's industry news brief includes M&A news, a food e-commerce IPO, weather technology capital raising, a $46m farmland sale, and regulatory developments for the US food industry.
On a mission to help paint a clearer picture of the emerging ag big data technologies out there, AgFunderNews recently spoke with eight companies to learn more about the space.
Investment in food and agriculture will reach more than $4 billion by the end of the year, according to a recent report from Dutch banking group Rabobank.
Drones are a hot commodity for many farmers and agribusinesses, but the regulations surrounding their use commercially are still murky and cause for confusion.
Smart Agriculture Analytics, an English language data provider for China’s agriculture technology market, will now connect non-Chinese agtech and input providers with Chinese distributors.
Opponents of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (SAFLA) have nicknamed it the 'Deny Americans the Right to Know', or DARK, Act, while GMO proponents say it will help to reduce the regulatory costs associated with developments in food production.
For many agtech entrepreneurs and innovators, finding the cash flow to get their idea off the ground is the most important step. Here are some of the grants and programs available in the US.