Category: Opinion

Opinion: 50 Shades of Food Transparency

Technology is helping food companies connect consumers to their food but it’s also creating new opportunities to mislead them. Where do we draw the line between truth and questionable marketing?

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5G made waves at CES but has long road to relevance on-farm

5G loomed large at CES 2020. “5G” was written in the sky Tuesday morning in Las Vegas as the show kicked off. The technology now has real-world applications and the nation’s carriers are building out their 5G networks as we speak. But how relevant is this development for farming?

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Meet AgFunder’s venture partner Tom Shields

Tom Shields is a venture partner at AgFunder and works with the deal team on sourcing and leading investments. A serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded two highly successful companies, NetGravity (IPO 1998) and Yieldex (acquired by AppNexus/AT&T in 2015).

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Crowdfunding: The newest investment vehicle in farmland

Investing in farmland has long been considered a viable and tangible alternative to paper markets, but finding an efficient and cost-effective way to profit from agriculture presents some challenges unique to the industry, writes Michael DeSa.

Best of 2019: AFN’s top 5 guest articles

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