Swiss agribusiness Syngenta has announced the winners of its first ever Syngenta Crop Challenge, which challenged entrants to develop a model that predicts the seed varieties farmers should plant next season to maximize yield.
Fish traceability, Paine & Partners Verdesian Life Sciences, farmland investment, GMO labeling, and dangerous pesticides make up this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Food + Future coLab is now testing two new technologies aimed at finding out what information consumers want about their food while they shop.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has launched a new initiative aimed at awarding certain ag data company with an “Ag Data Transparent” seal if they participate in its Ag Data Transparency Evaluator (ADTE).
In honor of Earth Day, Souper Seconds has launched a mobile app designed to help chefs and other food manufacturers get their hands on “seconds”, ugly fruit and vegetables that go wasted each year.
The farm management software platform has opened a new office at WGA's center in Salinas, while Costco is making loans to organic farmers as demand grows, and find out how many billionaires are getting farm subsidies.
The vertical farming sector is more than just a movement; it's evolved into an industry and the conversation needs to move on, according to the Association for Vertical Farming.
A group of institutional investors worth $1 billion and led by Coller Capital, has joined forces to lobby 10 publicly-traded food companies over the use of antibiotics in their supply chains.
The USDA's lacking regulation of gene-edited mushrooms has raised criticism while citizens in China protest Chem China's acquisition of Syngenta over GMO Concerns in this week's industry-in-brief.
This year will be the worst year of the commodity price downturn for US row crop farmers as many enter their third year of negative net incomes, according to Rabobank Food & Agriculture.
The Data Store offers farmers a way to sell their agronomic and machine data to third parties and split the proceeds with Farmobile. Plus former White House staff Sam Kass makes move into food tech.
The International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report examines major food policy developments and events over the past 12 months and looks at the key challenges and opportunities for the upcoming year.
The agricultural drones market is flying. A new report from RnR Market Research states that it’ll be worth nearly $3.7 billion by 2022. DroneDeploy also reported that it's its largest commercial sector for DroneDeploy.
Three industry mergers & acquisitions top this week's Industry-in-Brief as the debate over GM salmon and food labeling continues, and a Saudi Arabian dairy company's purchase of alfalfa land in California causes concern.
How three new startups are approaching satellite imagery for the agriculture industry in slightly different ways.
Vilsack's visit to Cuba with Obama, lighting indoor lunar greenhouses, winners of a water innovation accelerator, and Mars joining the GMO labeling party are all featured in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
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.