One of the criticisms laid at the door of agtech startups is that they doesn’t interact enough with the farming community they are trying to serve. Farmers and venture capitalists alike express concern that there is sometimes too much focus on the technology at hand, and not enough on the immediate value it will provide farmers.
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.
While agtech startup activity tends to concentrate on the two coasts of the US, there are a growing number of rural agtech startups. We speak to three to find out what it's like building a startup outside of San Francisco and New York.
Pat Rogers, a fifth-generation peanut and cotton producer, is the creator and visionary behind AgFuse, a social network for farmers.
Cage-free, free-range, antibiotic-free? Lauren Manning explores whether these labels are all they're cracked up to be.
Farmers are often unaware of what new tech is coming down the pipe, or how it will perform. Karen Chapman and EDF have found a solution.
Nathan Dorn shares his key takeaways from RoboUniverse in San Diego earlier this month and general views on the advent of farm robotics.
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.
In advance of a speaking slot at the Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas, California, Kip Tom of the 20k-acre Tom Farms tell AgFunderNews his views on agtech adoption.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has launched a new initiative aimed at awarding certain ag data company with an “Ag Data Transparent” seal if they participate in its Ag Data Transparency Evaluator (ADTE).
The Kansas ag data startup hopes to address concerns from farmers about sharing their data, and provide another revenue stream for them.
The Applegates have been inventing and building farm technology since they were nine years old and have now launched Praxidyn, an agtech startup.
Farmers are playing a larger role in funding agtech startups than you might think. Here are 4 ways they are doing so.
Since Neil Perkins, a sheep farmer from West Wales in the UK, made significant, technological changes to his farming practices, he has become one of the biggest ram breeders in the UK.
A group of producers and agribusinesses has called for collaboration in the industry to ensure the development of effective agriculture technology.
The need to engage more effectively with ag scientists and other agtech stakeholders was one of the main challenges cited by UK farmers speaking at the Realizing our Economic and Agricultural Potential conference in Cambridge last month.
AgFunderNews speaks to a fruit grower, a precision farming technology company and producer of the Precision Farming Expo about developments in the space.