Green Bits, a point of sale software provider for the cannabis industry has raised $2.2 million from Casa Verde Capital, land grant deans defend NAFTA, and no consensus on organic hydroponics.
Agrilyst and Motorleaf have partnered up to facilitate increased automation for indoor, hydroponic growers plus new acquisitions and hiring.
Cro Pro, which claims to be the first VC-backed insurer to be approved to offer federally-backed policies, aims to promote agtech adoption through unique private, agtech insurance products.
The state of Arkansas is home to Tysons, Walmart, a Nestle plant and a Frito-Lay factory, but much of the food produced in Congressman Rich Crawford (R) of Arkansas’s first district is grown on family farms.
Trump's nomination of Sam Clovis, a new hire at Finistere Ventures, Hampton Creek's board fallout, and Arlon's Brazilian dairy investment are also covered this week.
Last week, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agriculture technology and data utilization in preparation for the next Farm Bill.
Though robotics are more and more visible in the fields and in the media, the labor shortage will need to be addressed by both industry and government if food production is to stay on course.
We caught up with cofounders Omar Bitar and Gavin Korgan to talk about a Californian bill signed just this week, and how Grupo Flor is planning to succeed amid the government's mixed messages.
The US agriculture industry has responded to requests for comments about a relaxation in the regulation of genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
Blue Apron filed for an IPO, and an internal dispute at Hampton Creek are just two stories in this week's industry brief.
Consumers are getting impatient with restaurants and retailers for dragging their feet on using antibiotics in livestock that are medically important to humans.
Brexit presents an opportunity for the UK to re-pivot, refocus and redeploy its capital and energies towards the nation’s value-added agricultural technologies and cutting-edge science capabilities, writes Richard Ferguson.
Cage-free, free-range, antibiotic-free? Lauren Manning explores whether these labels are all they're cracked up to be.
It's now been over a year since Western Growers (WGA), the member association for west coast fruit, vegetable, and permanent crop farmers, opened the doors of its Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) in Salinas.
Investors want to know that the rules around bio-based projects aren't going to change on them, and that's where today’s governments have a significant role to play, according to speakers at the World Bio Markets (WBM) conference.
Applications are open on an ongoing basis for Glocal, a new accelerator based in Argentina for agtech startups as well as more mature mid-size businesses.
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.