There's a compelling case for grain farmers to convert to organic, and agtech can help, but few digital startups are serving the organic farming community.
Ostara, a nutrient management solutions company, has closed a new round of equity financing co-led by existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and the food-focused European family office Wheatsheaf Group.
Falling behind the times can be detrimental to a business. This is especially true for farming, where changing consumer preferences can affect what growers produce and how they operate their farms, writes Remi Schmaltz.
AgriSecure provides whole farm and field level budget planning & execution, organic farming expertise including training and coaching, certification and recordkeeping, and help with crop marketing.
The USDA makes multiple impactful rulings while Food System 6 Accelerator chooses a new cohort and BayWa announces an agtech competition in this week's brief.
McEnroe Farm is a 1,200-acre organic farm in the Hudson Valley of New York state. We spoke to organic farmer Erich McEnroe about the challenges his farm faces and how he views new technology.
Plenty CEO, Bowery CEO, and AeroFarms CEO weigh in on NOSB's decision to reject a proposal that would disallow hydroponic and aquaponic farms from being certified organic.
The USDA's National Organics Standards Board (NOSB) has ruled that hydroponic, but not aeroponic, farms can continue to be certified organic in an 8-7 vote that has divided the indoor and outdoor farming communities.
Fishkill Farms is a 270-acre farm in Duchess County, New York, producing a variety of fruits and vegetables and pastured eggs.
Whole Foods' acquisition by Amazon is a chance for them to restore the best part of the business, with technology and innovation as the driving force, writes Emma Cosgrove.
Pasturebird is using rotational grazing to raise organic and wholesale pastured chicken on 100 acres.
A busy week of fundings saw $89m raised by startups offering technologies from farm-to-fork.
The White House, FDA, and NOAA made key moves that could impact the food & ag industry during the first few days of 2017.
Organic chicken production company Shenandoah Valley Organic has raised $3.7 million in growth funding in a round led by food and ag investor S2G Ventures with other investors.
It's been a busy year for AgFunder as our member and subscriber base grew to over 25,000 and we posted nearly 500 articles on AgFunderNews. Here's a look at the year's 10 most read stories:
NOSB votes to exclude gene-edited food from organic register while INOVISA extends application period for cropUP accelerator.
It was a busy week for the agriculture sector including anti-Trump CEOs, cannabis legalization, organic farmland increases and GMO bans.
The idea for this week's podcast came from Sanjeev Krishnan, founding partner at S2G Ventures, the Chicago-based food and agtech venture capital firm.
Monsanto's CRISPR license comes with restrictions.
Better yields, the opportunity to harvest more times a year and higher retail prices are making indoor farming more productive than conventional outdoor operations, according to a new report from data software company Agrilyst.