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.
Bill Gates invests $40 million in livestock health research through a Scottish non-profit, Kroger wants to challenge Amazon with the help of Alibaba, and more in our weekly brief.
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.
Using data analytics and artificial intelligence, FieldIn analyzes geospatial, chemical, biological, weather and other data to help growers plan their pesticide applications and then monitor them in real time to spot any errors in the application.
Tech-enabled farming is taking hold in rural Australia, creating an opening for more sustainable farming, according to a recent study by the National Australia Bank
Farm Hack is an online community of farmers dedicated to sharing plans and advice for building and modifying farming tools and machinery. We asked its cofounder about his view of venture-backed agtech.
Emergency food providers are attempting to leverage technology to make the massive logistical undertaking of distributing food assistance more efficient for food pantries, despite some of the smallest budgets even within the nonprofit world.
Cargill has released the first of a suite of digital tools across its animal nutrition business -- Dairy Enteligen -- and is set to announce at least four more before the second half of next year.
Granular CEO Sid Gorham will continue to helm Granular while also taking over digital agriculture for DuPont, which includes responsibility for DuPont’s agronomic software business.
The Poultry Exchange, a chicken meat marketplace, has closed a seed round of funding to further develop its platform and reach new customers.