The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a three-year, $6.1 million grant to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to expand and accelerate the development and deployment of improved varieties of sorghum for smallholder farmers.
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American Farm Bureau Insurance Services and Granular have partnered to simplify crop insurance for their clients, and Proagrica will offer clients on its global ag analytics platform access to Iteris ag information services.
The only deal in a quiet week for agtech fundings is Agrivida, a biotech startup in the animal nutrition industry. The startup has raised $20.4 million in Series E funding, in a first close for the round.
Ginkgo Bioworks, a startup genetically engineering microbes for partner companies in the flavor, fragrance and food industries, has raised $100 million in Series C funding from a variety of late-stage investors.
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