Pivot Bio raises $70 million to grow more nitrogen-producing microbes

In California, Pivot Bio closed $70 million in Series B funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and includes Singapore-headquartered investment company, Temasek. This funding further...

Wefarm grows to over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda

In the United Kingdom, Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, announced reaching over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda. Moreover, for the...

TerrAvion and FieldX deliver high resolution aerial imagery to field agronomists

In California, TerrAvion, the largest volume provider of aerial imaging real-time data for agriculture, partnered with FieldX to launch the GeoNotes mobile app that...

New approach offers more accurate end-of-season yield forecasts earlier in the season

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois developed a new method to report forecasts of end-of-season yield that outperforms the real-time farmer surveys...

Improving soil health leads to improved crop yields

In Michigan, new research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the...

Walmart embraces blockchain for farm to table tracking

In Arkansas, Walmart and Sam’s Club sent a letter to suppliers of fresh, leafy greens asking them to trace their products all the way...

Indigo Marketplace launches with $250 million in new funding

In Massachusetts, Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announced the launch of Indigo Marketplace...

80 Acres Farms is building the first fully-automated indoor farm in the U.S.

In Ohio, 80 Acres Farms, a fast-growing indoor vertical farming firm, announced it is building the first fully-automated indoor farm in the United States....

Sentera scales up with $14 million in new funding

In Minnesota, Sentera, a digital agriculture technology provider, raised $14 million in Series A funding to begin scaling the business to a growing market. “Sentera...

New way to make amino acids from wood

In Singapore, an international team of researchers developed a new sustainable chemical approach to produce a series of amino acids from woody biomass derivatives. "Our...

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