Category Archives: Research & Data

DJI Launches Agriculture Drone, COP21 Encourages Agricultural Commitments, FDA Approves GMO Salmon, Arlon Leads Sugar M&A, more

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.

Trimble to Acquire AGRI-TREND, ArabiaWeather Raises $5m, The Fresh Diet Eyes IPO, more

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.

Moving to Mainstream: AgTech Gathers $2.06bn in the First Half of 2015

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What a start to the year! Today AgFunder releases its Midyear AgTech Investing Report (Free Download) and 2015 has already lived up to expectations. Nearly surpassing investment volumes captured during the whole of 2014, the first half of 2015 brought in $2.06 billion of capital across 228 deals.

With First Wave of New FDA Food Safety Regulations, Farmers and Food Producers Set Their Sights on Compliance

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According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each year roughly 48 million get sick, 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 lose their lives as a result of a foodborne illness.