Simon Kremer recently attended the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum for agriculture technology, and here offers some thoughts on how IP plays into open ag innovation.
A meaty industry brief this week includes a lawsuit against larger food companies including Tyson and Perdue, new grant options for food & ag research, India's TIME winner of the year, and a plan to build 100 black soldier fly farms.
Kate Burke, founder of Think Agri, a consultancy firm based in Melbourne, Australia, is on a mission to fill the education gap between investors and agribusinesses.
Nathan Dorn shares his key takeaways from RoboUniverse in San Diego earlier this month and general views on the advent of farm robotics.
Andrew Vickery, head of rural services at UK accountancy firm Old Mill, argues that UK farmers should take advantage of the next few profitable years to plan for the future including investing in new technologies.
Last week, Indoor Ag-Con returned to New York, where presentations and panel discussions focused on looking to the future of the growing industry, writes Pieter De Smedt from Urban Crops.
The developing farm labor dynamic in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed historic farmworker overtime pay legislation, spells good news for agriculture robotics startups.
Investors are not worried by the DEA's decision not to loosen federal cannabis regulations and say it's business as usual for cannabis innovation.
Drone delivery, GMO labeling, antibiotics in cows, agtech startups joining accelerators, new hires, and food safety are some of the issues covered in the weeks' industry brief.
California ag biotech company Ceres is facing a shareholder lawsuit challenging the company’s recent sale to major dairy cooperative Land O’Lakes for $17.6 million.
The FAA has released its regulations allowing commercial drone use. Slantrange & AgEagle weigh in on what this might actually mean for the growing sector.
Last year, we saw a surge in the number of policy shifts and regulatory moves affecting food and agriculture in the US. Here's five from 2015 that will likely have a ripple effect into the new year.
This week's news-in-brief covers the launch of a new crop-spraying drone, a $20m commitment by New Zealand to combat agricultural emissions, and agribusiness PE fund Arlon leads sugar business M&A.
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.
AgFunderNews recently met George Freeman MP, UK Minister for Life Sciences, to hear a bit more about the strategy and initiatives the UK government is promoting for the country's agtech sector.
After a three-and-a-half year wait, startups will now have access to a new crop of potential investors, under Title III of the JOBS Act. But how onerous are the regulations?
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.
Welcome to another addition of AgFunderNews’ weekly roundup. Drones are back in the news, PE investors exited a Scottish shellfish company and an organic frozen fruit brand for $600m, and the World Bank's IFC has invested in BigBasket.com
Drones are a hot commodity for many farmers and agribusinesses, but the regulations surrounding their use commercially are still murky and cause for confusion.
Illumitex has launched a program to help growers take advantage of the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which provides grants to agricultural entities using energy-efficient improvements or a renewable energy system.