According to the American Association of Port Authorities, “The United States is served by some 360 commercial ports that provide approximately 3,200 cargo and passenger handling facilities.” Food and farm products, including wheat and wheat flour, corn, soybeans, rice, cotton, and coffee are listed among the leading commodities shipped for domestic and foreign trade through U.S.
There’s one thing that every new agtech startup needs when they want to sell their solution to farmers: proof that it works. And to get that, you need field trials.
Ahead of the release of his new data-heavy report, Patrick Keating of Keating International gives an exclusive insight into how the global food system has progressed since the earliest forms of food and agriculture technology.
Collecting farmland performance data globally has been a bugbear for many investors for a long time. Map of Agriculture hopes to fill the information gap with a global resource for investors, and possibly farmers too.
The UDSA and Microsoft have launched the Innovation Challenge, a contest offering access to large amounts of USDA data. Awards include cash prizes and the deadline is November.