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.
A recent movement by some outdoor organic growers to prevent the inclusion of hydroponic operations from the organic register highlights what organic really means.
General Mills has launched a new partnership with the largest organic cooperative in the U.S. that will help about 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.
The farm management software platform has opened a new office at WGA's center in Salinas, while Costco is making loans to organic farmers as demand grows, and find out how many billionaires are getting farm subsidies.
The Data Store offers farmers a way to sell their agronomic and machine data to third parties and split the proceeds with Farmobile. Plus former White House staff Sam Kass makes move into food tech.
The Californian start-up raised the Series B funding from names such as Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures and Campbell Soup Company.
Politicians are also urging a close eye is kept on the mergers of Dow Chemicals and DuPont and Syngenta and ChemChina in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
AgFunderNews caught up with McDonald's UK supply chain director Connor McVeigh to find out more about the fast food restaurant chain's influence on farming practices and his views on agriculture technology.
Secretary Vilsack hosted a private meeting to hash details of a GMO labeling deal, while applications opened for organic research grants and poultry producers moved to organic and cage-free.
Wholeshare has surprised its investors with the news that a larger demographic than expected is demanding sustainable, organic food.
Japan's Planet Table closes $850k Series A, India's FreshMenu raises $16.5 million, while Lok Capital and Aspada Investment Company invest in supply chain tech.