Agrilyst and Motorleaf have partnered up to facilitate increased automation for indoor, hydroponic growers plus new acquisitions and hiring.
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.
Syngenta Ventures has acquired a minority stake in Premier Crop Systems (PCS), a Des Moines, Iowa based agronomic software tool in a growth equity investment round.
Global private equity group TPG has invested in Brazilian digital ag company Solinftec through its Alternative and Renewable Technologies growth equity platform TPG ART.
We caught up with Ally Monk, CEO of motorleaf, a few months after the business raised a $1.1m seed round of funding, to get an update on how the business is progressing.
Last week, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agriculture technology and data utilization in preparation for the next Farm Bill.
Stellapps offers data collection and analytics to every piece of the dairy supply chain with the aim of improving the productivity, and quality of milk, and producing transparent data both for and about the dairy industry.
RML Agtech is hoping to alleviate some of the pressures faced by India's farmers with its multi-function, online agtech platform with some similarities to American startup Farmers Business Network.
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.
It was notable at this year’s conference that farmers, startups, and other stakeholders all seemed to be on the same page about sensors.
Here are a few highlights from The Mixing Bowl Hub’s Food IT: Farm to Fork Conference.
Agriculture data has been a big disappointment for the majority of farmers, particularly in the US. But there is still much potential if approached the right way, according to Igor Ivanov and Ellen Czaika.
Many Brazilian farmers are struggling to stay in business because their working capital is disappearing, writes Ed Siatti.
Freight Farms, the startup growing lettuce inside shipping containers, has completed its Series B funding round on $7.3 million.
FBN says the tool offers a new future for crop marketing, using networks and data to increase profits and level out what it describes as an uneven playing field for farmers.
This last in a three-part series by Joe Byrum explores the use of data by non-farming organizations and the need to improve data collection for the benefit of the whole agriculture industry.
The round was led by angel investors and included Brain Robotics Capital, a fund focused on AI, robotics, and IoT.
There are five key barriers to digital agtech adoption, according to a new report from Rabobank.
This is the second article in a three-part series from Joe Byrum about agricultural data as a commodity and currency, this time focusing on farmers.
Farmnote will use the funding to expand overseas and to further develop its technology within Japan alongside its new partners and investors.