Farmers Business Network makes an acquisition in Canada while Bayer sells assets to get ready for the big takeover, plus more in this week's brief.
After one year of testing, Monsanto is collaborating with hyper-local weather data provider Understory to optimize the company’s seed production operation in Argentina.
The USDA makes multiple impactful rulings while Food System 6 Accelerator chooses a new cohort and BayWa announces an agtech competition in this week's brief.
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is launching a partnership with Florida startup Anuvia Plant Nutrients to convert the hog manure created by the company’s farming operations into fertilizer.
Granular and Monsanto have new partners, Y Combinator requests cultured meat proposals and more in this week's brief.
Pairwise is a CRISPR startup founded by Monsanto Growth Ventures and some of the foremost scientists behind the fundamentals of gene-editing.
Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announced the partnership in September 2017. The partners jointly invested $100 million in the venture, making the deal the second largest deal from an Ag Biotechnology startup in 2017, according to the AgFunder data.
Since launching in 2015, Agrofy has signed up 5000 companies, including multinational ag players, that have listed more than 65,000 products.
Cargill has launched a new digital platform for aquaculture, the second platform in a suite of digital tools announced in October.
AgDevCo recently made an unconventional investment that could have great impact on the rural, agricultural economies in Tanzania.
Benson Hill Biosystems patents CRISPR 3.0 while Tyson Foods looks to accelerators for innovation plus more in our weekly brief.
We caught up with Joy Basu ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, to discuss how she approaches impact investing in agriculture at The Rise Fund and how agtech can fit into an impact investing thesis.
Farm management and agronomy software platform Farmers Edge announced today a four-year deal with major global reinsurer PartnerRe, to bring customized insurance products to its users.
J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and former Peter Thiel employee, will lead the $150 million Rise of the Rest fund aimed at startups in cities outside California, Massachusetts, and New York, plus more in our weekly brief.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency claims that the Soylent meal replacement drink does not fulfill the nutritional requirements of a meal.
Cargill has released the first of a suite of digital tools across its animal nutrition business -- Dairy Enteligen -- and is set to announce at least four more before the second half of next year.
Early stage investment in agrifood tech startups reached $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase reversing the downward trend of 2016 when agrifood tech investing dropped 17% to $6.9 billion from $8.3 billion in 2015.
Cro Pro, which claims to be the first VC-backed insurer to be approved to offer federally-backed policies, aims to promote agtech adoption through unique private, agtech insurance products.
Intrapreneurial projects are a way for large companies gain in agility, to the benefit of the whole food and agriculture innovation ecosystem, writes Christophe Breuillet.
DAF is backed by the Danish government and the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), in collaboration with two of Denmark’s largest pension funds, PensionDanmark and PKA.