According to the American Association of Port Authorities, “The United States is served by some 360 commercial ports that provide approximately 3,200 cargo and passenger handling facilities.” Food and farm products, including wheat and wheat flour, corn, soybeans, rice, cotton, and coffee are listed among the leading commodities shipped for domestic and foreign trade through U.S.
Impossible Foods estimates that the new Oakland plant will be able to produce one million pounds of burgers per month, farms prepare for Hurrican Irma, and more.
Local businesses are starting to survey the damage wrought by the category 4 storm and remote sensing has a clear role to play, with companies turning their technology to help the recovery efforts.
South Texas farmers are reportedly racing to harvest crops before the imminent arrival of Hurricane Harvey on Texas’s gulf coast, Amazon is lowering Whole Foods prices, and more.
Weather data company Pessl Instruments is collaborating with Huawei on releasing new products in 2017. Find out more and how Phytech is being deployed in Australia in this week's Ag Industry Brief.
American Farm Bureau Insurance Services and Granular have partnered to simplify crop insurance for their clients, and Proagrica will offer clients on its global ag analytics platform access to Iteris ag information services.
Orange Silicon Valley (OSV), the Bay Area innovation division of French telecommunications company Orange, has released a new report focused on agritech
Agricultural modeling is an underserved market that can harness the complexity of the agriculture ecosystem to solve the practical problems present in agriculture today, argues Tom Blair of Iteris.
Noel Dickover, director at the PeaceTech Lab explains how agriculture big data tools, particularly those tracking weather, can help peacebuilders in conflict zones.
Last week Geosys partnered with Pessl Instruments and SST Software, while Farmers Edge announced a deal with The Weather Company. This follows a series of precision ag partnerships last year.
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.
Heat Genie's $2.36m funding round through SeedInvest headlines this week's fundings-in-brief.
Monsanto Growth Ventures led the $7.5m round for Understory alongside a Madison, Wisconsin VC firm 4490 Ventures.
Noah Deich, executive director of the Center for Carbon Removal, shares insights heard at COP21 into how agtech can play a role in keeping global temperatures down.
The ag data software company released three new services in 2015.
It's been a long road since 1998 to get AquaSpy technology into the hands 3,000 subscribing farmers and agribusinesses, CEO Bruce Moeller tells AgFunderNews.
It's been quite a year for aWhere, which closed its $7 million Series A round of funding in September 2014 on AgFunder, as the company sets its sights on the financial markets.
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.
Mountain Cleantech has invested into a rare, mature precision ag business called Pessl Instruments, in a new direction for the growth capital firm.