A private equity firm and a group of venture capital investors have exited their investments in two plant-based alternative meat companies. The deals were announced within a week of each other.
Startup resources continue to grow with a new accelerator and two competitions launching last week.
Agribusinesses are at risk of being left behind if they don’t make technology investment a core part of their strategy, according to a new report from BCG Consulting and AgFunder.
US farmland values fell 0.2 percent in Q3, representing a shift from 0.7 percent growth during Q2. Whole Foods is in a spot over two cases of Hepatitis in Detroit, while Western Growers plans to award startups at its upcoming AGM.
The gene-editing powerhouse the merger between Bayer and Monsanto could produce has been less discussed in media and investment circles, but is a major part of the transaction, writes Emma Cowan.
Trimble has been slowly, but surely, building up an arsenal of agriculture technologies far beyond the GPS technology which put it on the industry's map.
John Deere's acquisition of Precision Planting from Monsanto has been called into question by US Anti-trust officials, while Caribou Biosciences expands and Virtrus Nutrition acquires Farmeron.
This week's fundings-in-brief features over $40m of equity funding into food and ag-related startups.
We caught up with Rick Murdock, co-founder of Ag Connections, to find out more about the Syngenta acquisition, and the startup's journey to that point.
Is it possible that genetically modified crops are on the road to redemption in Europe? It looks like Bayer might think so after its recent offer to acquire Monsanto, writes Emma Cowan.
Three industry mergers & acquisitions top this week's Industry-in-Brief as the debate over GM salmon and food labeling continues, and a Saudi Arabian dairy company's purchase of alfalfa land in California causes concern.
A follow-on financing for an animal health company, and an insect protein Series A are two of this week's fundings-in-brief.
Silent Herdsman is a startup in the growing wearables market for livestock, although it's one of very few that have been funded by venture capital.
Koch Industries first turned its attention to ag biologicals in December 2014 when it acquired part of plant science company Mendel Biotechnology.
A $110m financing for a refrigerated warehouse, a microbiome research company's Series B funding and ChemChina's continued bid for Syngenta contribute to this week's fundings-in-brief.
The "merger of equals" will create a $130 billion market cap company, DowDuPont, which will then split into three separate businesses for agriculture, material sciences and specialty products.
This week's industry news brief includes M&A news, a food e-commerce IPO, weather technology capital raising, a $46m farmland sale, and regulatory developments for the US food industry.
Welcome to another weekly news roundup with AgFunderNews. One of this week’s biggest stories is machinery giant Deere & Company’s purchase of Precision Planting from Monsanto.
Private equity and M&A activity in the ag industry continues as a Chinese conglomerate invests into an Israeli agtech company, and Syngenta acquires a farm management software tool.
AgFunderNews weekly roundup of fundings, M&A, and food and agriculture policy: what got most people talking this week was Impossible Foods' whopping $108 million Series D round.