Agriculture biotechnology (ag biotech) applies to all technologies used on the farm involving biological or chemical processes.
"This is the start of the next chapter in agriculture," says Kiersten Stead from MGV, an investor in Blue River.
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.
For a large, global agribusiness operating across continents and agricultural commodities like Olam International, accessing detailed information about the people and operations supplying the business, is a struggle.
There's a real risk that the biggest agricultural companies in the world right now might not be the same in 10 years’ time. That doesn't have to be the case, but if you look at the data, it's not hard to imagine it happening, writes Paul Cuatrecasas.
The new fund, which will focus on mid-market investment opportunities in sustainable food processing and production companies, is targeting a $500m final close in 2018.
With technology set to disrupt the food & beverage industry, it’s becoming clear that, for companies that wish to survive, change is not an option, write sustainability consultant Tod Christenson.
We caught up with Chris Davidson, director of planning and business development of John Deere’s Crop Care platform and John Teeple, director of technology in the Precision Ag Technology Group to find out.
Cavallo Ventures is not just focused on investing in startups; it also wants to partner with them and distribute new products to its customers.
The round was co-led by Google’s venture arm GV and San Francisco-based impact investor DBL Partners as FBN builds out its procurement, financing and data-driven analytics tools for farmers.
The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Cultivation Corridor have launched the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator to promote agriculture innovation in the state.
Kate Burke, founder of Think Agri, a consultancy firm based in Melbourne, Australia, is on a mission to fill the education gap between investors and agribusinesses.
We are very proud of the coverage we've given the food and agriculture technology market over the year, but there are always, of course, stories in other publications that we wish we'd written!
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.
We caught up with Tyson's head of strategy and new ventures Monica McGurk to find out more about the decision to launch Tyson New Ventures earlier this week.
Food companies are launching venture capital funds and other startup investing initiatives to stay relevant and avoid being left behind as innovative food products and services steal market share.
In his third of a three-part series on open innovation, Byrum gives three pieces of advice for agribusinesses considering using open innovation to keep up with their peers and not get left behind.
Daryl Thomas writes about his experiences working on the mergers which became Syngenta, and how smaller ag players will play a role in the industry after the next round of consolidation.
With most agribusinesses continuing to invest in R&D internally, open innovation can be an effective way to access external know-how. Here are some top tips to making it work from Syngenta's Joseph Byrum.
We speak to Geoff Kneen, the R&D Licensing and new ventures manager, North America of Bayer's Crop Science division, to hear more about Bayer's strategy of outsourcing agtech investment.