Cargill has invested in Agriness, a Brazilian farm management software program focused on pig farms with more than 2 million sows in Latin America managed using its platform.
Growers Holdings, a digital agriculture software and services startup, has raised $5 million in Series A funding in a round led by US heartland-focused investor Lewis & Clark Ventures.
“Obviously everybody likes their funders, but we are particularly happy to have this group behind us,” Sentera CEO Eric Taipale told AgFunderNews.
It’s been a long, dark period in the agriculture industry since corn prices tumbled almost five years ago, but something magical has occurred: agtech has emerged as the dominant theme in a rapidly reshaping agricultural economy, writes Barclay Rogers.
The deal includes the acquisition of FarmWizard, an established UK livestock management software company from Wheatsheaf the previous owner; the investment was part cash and part equity transfer.
Agroptima says it is the largest farm management software platform in Europe with 1.3 million acres under management across 1,700 clients.
Lance Donny, CEO and founder of OnFarm, will become SWIIM’s chief operating officer, helping to integrate SWIIM's water balance monitoring and reporting data into the OnFarm dashboard.
This is the latest deal among a growing number of agribusiness marketplace startups globally as the trend to take input purchasing and crop marketing online takes hold.
Blockchain alone doesn't make growers more money, but it does provide the technology infrastructure for things like digitization, automation, and tracking, all of which drive farmers' bottom lines in modern agriculture, writes Remi Schmaltz.
The Bushel mobile app platform integrates into grain elevators’ accounting systems to provide growers access to their contracts, scale tickets, prepays, cash bids, and markets.
The Grower Information Services Cooperative (GiSC) and Mainstreet Data are teaming up with IBM to offer a suite of digital services for GiSC members.
Working from data collected from a survey of 1490 farmers in January 2018, a new report estimates the US market for farm management software could grow to $1.62 billion.
FoodLogiQ is a single software platform that allows multiple links in the food supply chain to manage the quality and traceability of the food they source and sell, aided by a barcode-based tracking system.
Strider was in discussions with Syngenta Ventures about their next funding round, which would have been a Series B, when CEO Luis Tangari Pereira said that it became clear that an acquisition would be the best outcome for both parties.
Some of the best-funded cannabis startups are in ecommerce, supply chain management, and retail operations, but if keeping a steady supply is indeed a primary concern for this young industry, investors will need to turn their attention toward the more agriculture-focused end of the cannabis startup spectrum.
Cargill has launched a new digital platform for aquaculture, the second platform in a suite of digital tools announced in October.
Mavrx founder Max Bruner said that the change isn’t necessarily about boosting the registered user count, as one might guess, but more about paving the way for more custom and 'white label' requests in the future from a more diverse set of customers.
Indoor farming software startup Agrilyst has raised an undisclosed strategic round, bringing in new investors with the aim of expanding the scope of its product offering and entering the Chinese market.
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KisanHub targets agriculture enterprises, not farmers like most precision ag services, meaning suppliers, processors, and retailers that own some of their own farmland, but also have a network of contract farmers, are the company's customers.