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.
Here are a few highlights from The Mixing Bowl Hub’s Food IT: Farm to Fork Conference.
A Californian product design and engineering group called Motivo Engineering has acquired Robodondo, a robotics startup focused on the food industry.
Solyent, Thymox, Propel, Hectare Agritech, Smart Earth Seeds, Taranis, Abundant, Calysta, Ceres, and Territory have all raised funding in the past two weeks.
Abundant will use the proceeds to commercialize its first product, aimed at reducing the $200 billion orchard farming industry’s reliance on seasonal labor.
LoveTheWild, the Boulder-based frozen seafood brand that only sources farmed fish, has closed an undisclosed Series A round of funding with Leonardo DiCaprio and seafood-focused venture capital fund Aqua-Spark.
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The multi-sector accelerator program is launching its first agtech program alongside one for robotics and employs a different model to most.
A busy week of fundings saw $89m raised by startups offering technologies from farm-to-fork.
Nathan Dorn shares his key takeaways from RoboUniverse in San Diego earlier this month and general views on the advent of farm robotics.
Comet Labs and Orange Silicon Valley recently partnered on a report entitled: Bringing Digital Intelligence to Indoor Farming -- urban agriculture in the age of AI. Here are their key learnings.
Analysts and media sources argue that it’s still too early to know what actions President-elect Trump will take in the food and ag sector, but his rhetoric and campaign pointed to 4 potential policies on trade, immigration, USDA, and regulation.
This is Temasek's 3rd agtech investment in a year.
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.
Labor supply is not just decreasing as workers, but it’s becoming more expensive, putting some fruit and vegetable farmers under pressure to find alternative solutions, speakers told the Forbes AgTech Summit today.
Rob Trice, founder of The Mixing Bowl, shares his thoughts on how agtech entrepreneurs are building their businesses and how it compares to other sectors.
Rory Aronson wants you to steal his idea. Seriously. In founding FarmBot, he decided none of his ideas would be proprietary.
Leading seed accelerator Y Combinator featured five agtech startups at its recent Demo Day. Here some of them discuss the benefits of the program.
Harper Adams University's innovation hub is the latest initiative aimed at fostering growth in the UK's slow-growing commercial agtech sector.
ATC, which is currently raising $5 million on AgFunder, will soon deliver the first retrofit of a tractor with its commercial product eDrive to FamilyFarms Group.