A lack of technology is acting as a barrier for young people who wish to get into farming and the biggest problem is not in the field, says a new report.
The US agriculture industry has responded to requests for comments about a relaxation in the regulation of genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
This last in a three-part series by Joe Byrum explores the use of data by non-farming organizations and the need to improve data collection for the benefit of the whole agriculture industry.
AgFunder, AgThentic, and Ag Innovation Development Group have released a new report detailing the 77 different startup resources for food and ag startups.
The FAA has released its regulations allowing commercial drone use. Slantrange & AgEagle weigh in on what this might actually mean for the growing sector.
Vermont's impending GMO labeling is also covered in this week's industry-in-brief as well as a cartoonist who got fired from Farm News for offending a seed company.
This week, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the launch of Open Prairie's $100m Rural Opportunities Fund and here talks to AgFunderNews about the importance of agtech in rural economies.
In honor of Earth Day, Souper Seconds has launched a mobile app designed to help chefs and other food manufacturers get their hands on “seconds”, ugly fruit and vegetables that go wasted each year.
The farm management software platform has opened a new office at WGA's center in Salinas, while Costco is making loans to organic farmers as demand grows, and find out how many billionaires are getting farm subsidies.
Vilsack's visit to Cuba with Obama, lighting indoor lunar greenhouses, winners of a water innovation accelerator, and Mars joining the GMO labeling party are all featured in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
General Mills has decided to label GMO foods in the wake of the GMO bill's demise, while satellite imagery company Geosys partners with a precision ag platform and a weather station company, and Farmers Edge teams up with The Weather Company.
A meaty industry-in-brief this week includes news on the GMO labeling debate, Europe's largest urban farm, the world's first expired food supermarket, people moves at DuPont, and a data collective for farmers.
Hellmans' new eggless mayo, genetically modified pigs, a U-turn from the FDA and USDA grants are some of this week's industry news-in-brief.
Monsanto's lawsuit, cannabis legalization in New Zealand, and continued drama around GMO-labeling are some of the stories covered in this week's Industry-in-Brief.
Secretary Vilsack hosted a private meeting to hash details of a GMO labeling deal, while applications opened for organic research grants and poultry producers moved to organic and cage-free.
This week's industry news brief includes M&A news, a food e-commerce IPO, weather technology capital raising, a $46m farmland sale, and regulatory developments for the US food industry.
AgFunderNews catches up with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss Advantage Capital Partners' latest investment in organic herb business Shenandoah Growers, and USDA plans to invest in other parts of rural America.
Pacific Ag is the fourth investment for Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, the $154.5m Rural Business Investment Company, since it launched in April.
The UDSA and Microsoft have launched the Innovation Challenge, a contest offering access to large amounts of USDA data. Awards include cash prizes and the deadline is November.
Opponents of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (SAFLA) have nicknamed it the 'Deny Americans the Right to Know', or DARK, Act, while GMO proponents say it will help to reduce the regulatory costs associated with developments in food production.