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Agriculture AgTech Precision Ag Research

UV light may replace chemicals in fungus fight

Everywhere grapes are grown, growers have to worry about powdery mildew. A typical grape grower spray chemical fungicides for powdery mildew management between 10 and 15 times each year. The fungicides used are costly and environmentally unfriendly, plus the fungus typically adapts to the fungicides within a few generations, requiring heavier applications or changing formulas. […]

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Agriculture FoodTech Plant-based Sustainability

Real honey… without bees

Bees are an essential part of human existence, and no bees means no food. Bees are critical pollinators and keystone species to environments to which they are endemic, and their importance in human agriculture cannot be overstated. The survival of bees and human survival have been intertwined for centuries. If bees disappeared from the face […]

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Agriculture Biotech FoodTech Press Release Research

Equinom builds new R&D Center

Equinom, Ltd. is the first seed-breeding company to open an R&D center that houses all vital departments together –biochemistry, applications, sensory, and breeding. The new center will enable these departments to work and communicate synergistically throughout the course of seed breeding and development, resulting in a more efficient and more accurate process. The new center […]

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Plant-based food maker Laird Superfood has closed its IPO

Laird Superfood (NYSE: LSF), a maker of plant-based superfood products, has closed its initial public offering of 3,047,500 shares of its common stock. The shares were sold at the public offering price of $22 per share, resulting in the gross proceeds for Laird Superfood of approximately $67 million. Laird Superfood® began with a cup of […]

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FoodTech Investments snacks Startups

Investors are thrilled with PeaTos®’s strong growth amidst challenging times

Despite volatility in the current economic landscape, PeaTos® snack brand continues to disrupt the $21B market for salty “junk food” style snacks currently dominated by industry Goliath Frito Lay, and has completed a $7M Series A raise led by Jackson Springs Management Partners (JSMP) and Connetic Ventures, and including such celebrity investors as Hall of […]

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Agriculture AgTech Crop Insurance Precision Ag

Understory has been awarded as ‘AgTech Insurance Solution of the Year’

Understory, a company solving the coverage crisis with parametric insurance for severe weather, has been awarded ‘AgTech Insurance Solution of the Year’ by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence company. Climate-vulnerable businesses around the world rely on Understory’s parametric insurance for financial protection from hail and frost damage. Prior to Understory, the vast majority of […]

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Agriculture AgTech FoodTech Sustainability

Solve’s 2020 Sustainable Food Systems Challenge

Agriculture occupies more than 40 percent of the Earth’s land and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Farming, fishing, transporting, processing, and distributing food supports 28 percent of human livelihood, including 470 million smallholder farmers who often depend on less than 2 hectares for both income and sustenance. By 2050, that system will […]

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Milk or Milked: the story of two labels

DAIRY PRIDE Act is often cited as the ‘‘Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, Milk, and Cheese”. It states that No food may be introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce using a market name for a dairy product if the food does not meet the criterion set forth for dairy products. Dairy […]

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Gene-editing to accelerate innovation in fruits and vegetables

Pairwise, a food tech company, stands at the forefront of breakthrough genome editing technologies to bring exciting new products to market that are more enticing, more convenient and more likely to end up in people’s grocery carts. The Pairwise team is one of the first to develop novel types of fruits and vegetables so that […]

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AgTech startup AppHarvest raised $28 million in a Series C funding round

AppHarvest, a startup building North America’s largest greenhouse, raised $28 million in a Series C funding round. It brings the total fund raised for the greenhouse startup to $150 million during the past two years. AppHarvest is building some of America’s largest greenhouses, combining conventional agriculture techniques with today’s technology to grow non-GMO, chemical-free produce. […]

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Agtech startup Fork Farms raised funds from TitletownTech

Appleton-based Fork Farms, an agriculture technology startup that makes hydroponic systems, raised funds from TitletownTech venture capital fund, a $25 million fund and venture studio led by the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft. The VC fund, which is managed from the Packers’ Titletown District in Green Bay, writes checks between $100,000 and $1 million. Fork […]

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Agriculture AgTech Investments

AgTech firm Farmers Business Network raises $250M

Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., a US based agtech firm with a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers around the world by helping them maximize their profit potential, has closed a $250m Series F funding round. The round was led by BlackRock Inc., with participation from new investors Baron Capital Group, Balyasny Asset Management […]

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Agriculture AgTech Incubation

WGCIT, a California-based AgTech incubator secures first international partner

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), a California-based AgTech incubator, announced July 30 the government of Canada as its first international partner. The WGCIT, which is located in Salinas, California, is one of the first agricultural technology centers in the United States that is dedicated to bringing innovative entrepreneurs together with farmers to […]

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AgTech FoodTech Protein

AgTech startup Grubbly Farms raised $2.9 million seed funding

Grubbly Farms, an Atlanta-based AgTech startup that develops fresh feed and snacks for chickens, has raised about $2.9 million from VC firm Overline Ventures. Other investors in the round include Oval Park Capital, Create-X and Techstars. The funding will primarily be used for growing the Grubbly Farms team, building a more robust supply chain and […]

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AgTech Biotech Research

Origin Agritech announces GMO soybean development & commercialization collaboration

Origin Agritech Ltd., an agriculture technology company announced that the Company has entered into a collaboration agreement with Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI), a division of Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences (CAAS) to expand collaborations in GMO soybean research and commercialization. By using G2-epsps gene, BRI developed GMO glyphosate tolerance soybean, which received a bio-safety certificate […]

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Food tech startup Mori, secures $12M Series A for food coating technology

Mori, which focuses on preventing food waste, has raised a $12 million Series A led by Acre Venture Partners, with participation from investors including Prelude Ventures, The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust, and ACCELR8 as well as returning investors The Engine, Refactor Capital, Closed Loop Partners, Blindspot Ventures, and The Fink Family Foundation. The […]

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AgTech FoodTech Startups

2020 Food and AgTech Bootcamp Winners Announced

Eight innovative startups have been selected to participate in a 5-week virtual bootcamp hosted by AgLaunch, the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Sync Space, and The Biz Foundry. Teams accepted into the program will experience best-in-class agricultural entrepreneurship programming with engagement from members of the AgLaunch Farmer Network. They will also have access to best-in-class investors and mentors […]

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Agriculture AgTech Digital Solutions Water

ClimaCell and SupPlant combined weather intelligence and agronomic capabilities

ClimaCell, the world’s weather intelligence platform has signed an MOU with SupPlant, world leading company in the field of “IOT” in agriculture. The combined weather intelligence and agronomic capabilities of both firms will bring digital solutions and accurate farming to hundreds of millions of small farmers across the globe. The companies will focus on India […]

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AgTech Education

A launchpad for international agricultural startups

Innovations that help feed the world have no boundaries, but in Iowa, they do have a hub where they can prosper. That’s why America’s Cultivation Corridor launched the Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program™. Now, international startup companies and entrepreneurs can visit, learn, and connect with Iowa’s world-renowned agricultural research, academic, and business communities. Representing a […]

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AgTech Biotech

Innatrix has been awarded a NSF grant of $225k to address critical crop losses

AgTech startup Innatrix has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research grant of $224,594 to conduct research and development on creating high-affinity protein ligands to address critical crop losses caused by damaging pathogens and pests. Innatrix is developing technology for the production of high-affinity, high specificity protein ligands to protein targets […]

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AgTech Biotech

TerMir selected as the winner of AgTech Innovation Competition

TerMir Inc., a North Carolina–based agtech company, focusing on solutions for citrus greening and natural weed control, has been selected as recipient of funding and membership of AgTech Innovation Competition hosted by Alexandria LaunchLabs. Alexandria’s national competition, was successful in attracting approximately 70 emerging agtech applicant companies in areas like crop protection, digital platforms, robotics, […]

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AgTech Biotech

AgTech startup Enko Chem raises $45 million to bring sustainable biopesticides to market.

Enko Chem Inc. (Enko) publicly launched after securing $45 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding raised to date to $66 million. Specialised in small-molecule pest control products, the startup’s tech platform is used to discover new ways to protect crops from pests and diseases. The Bill & Melinda Gates […]

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AgTech Biotech

Pluton Biosciences selected for Global Illumina Accelerator

Pluton Biosciences is a microbial testing and discovery research company dedicated to finding unique microbes to replace synthetic chemical applications in agriculture and pest control with eco-friendly natural products. Pluton’s industry disrupting process patches critical “cracks” in the Research and Development pipeline by speeding the introduction of novel and beneficial bioproducts to market. Pluton Biosciences, […]

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AgTech Greenhouse

AgTech startup AppHarvest partners with Dutch government to create America’s AgTech capital

AppHarvest, a startup building North America’s largest greenhouse, announced it’s partnership with the the governments of the Netherlands, the state of Kentucky and several universities and private companies to create an AgTech capital in Appalachia. The venture will partner with local and international experts to help boost the state’s economy, while increasing the country’s food […]

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AgTech Water

LTI (Liquid Technology International) Water Treatment Technology

LTI Water Enhancement Technology (LIWET) is the technology which changes the structure of water and enhances its function and benefits to the livings on the globe. LIWET can be applied to any type of water including city water, well water, river and lake water, and even sea water in which each of those applications there could […]