An impressive line-up of speakers from Congress, food and agriculture policy and research, and farming spoke on a panel at Food Tank's summit in Washington DC last week about what to expect from the next farm bill.
Is more venture capital investment on your wish list? Or are you hoping to see more robotics startups or employable talent in the space? We spoke to a range of industry insiders to find out what they're dreaming of for 2017.
Melbourne-based SenseAg, an IoT-focused big data startup, won first prize at the global Apache Spark Makers Build by IBM competition, which invited companies from around the world to build an ApacheSpark app to solve a real business issue or problem involving marketing, risk management, or operations.
This week, PURE Bioscience raises $1.27 million, while Farmers Edge gets another $3.2m, hyperspectral drone imagery company Gamaya raises $3m, and five food e-commerce startups from the Europe, Asia and the US raise $131m collectively. Impossible Foods is also on the road for $200m.
Each year, April 20th marks an important date on cannabis fans’ calendars. To celebrate 4/20, here's a snapshot of the state of the cannabis sector today and some of the startups taking advantage of the momentum.
General Mills has decided to label GMO foods in the wake of the GMO bill's demise, while satellite imagery company Geosys partners with a precision ag platform and a weather station company, and Farmers Edge teams up with The Weather Company.