Tag: business

Syngenta Has $50,000 Contest for Ag-Entrepeneurs

Syngenta Has $50,000 Contest for Ag-Entrepeneurs

Aspiring ag entrepreneurs: Have a good idea but no money to start? Listen up; there’s a contest for you.

 

Syngenta is going to be giving away a total of $50,000 to those who want to start bringing their ag-ideas to reality.

Mosaic Company Buys ADM Fertilizer Operation in Brazil and Paraguay

Mosaic Company Buys ADM Fertilizer Operation in Brazil and Paraguay

The Mosaic Company keeps getting bigger.

 

The Mosaic Company has announced it has acquired a fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million. Archer Daniels Midland Company previously owned the fertilizer business, and the purchase price assumed the delivery of $150 million in working capital at closing.

The Complex World of Big Land Deals

The Complex World of Big Land Deals

contributor_fiona_harvey1By: Fiona Harvey, Award-winning environment journalist for the Guardian. This post originally appeared on Ensia.

“When [the trucks] came through they could not get access to their objective. They really had to push their way through here.

COFCO to Pay $1.5B for Majority of Ag-sector of Noble Group

COFCO to Pay $1.5B for Majority of Ag-sector of Noble Group

China’s largest grain trader China National Cereals, Oil and Foodstuffs Corp, or “COFCO,” and mainland private-equity firm Hopu Investment Management Co. have agreed to pay $1.5 billion for a majority of shares from the agribusiness sector of Noble Group Ltd., a Singaporean supplier of agricultural and energy products.

Blue River Technology Raises $10M in Series A-1

Blue River Technology Raises $10M in Series A-1

Wednesday morning’s announcement of a Series A funding in the ag space tells us that while developing commercial robots may have a high price tag, investors are betting it will provide an even higher reward.

AgFunder Featured in Forbes

AgFunder Featured in Forbes

Forbes says we’re putting our money where our mouth is, and they’re right! We’re excited to share our story, and we owe a big thanks to Forbes’ food and tech writer, Danielle Gould.