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In Australia, Nexgen Plants secured $3 million to commercialize two novel platform technologies developed at University of Queensland’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. The...

SWIIM and Western Growers extend water management partnership

In Colorado, SWIIM System secured a first of two funding tranches to expand its water management platform and extended its strategic development agreement with...

Same taste, less sugar in your dairy product future

In Pennsylvania, dairy foods are popular among consumers and now consumers demand healthier, low-calorie products that taste the same as their high-calorie counterparts. "Dairy foods...

Kiwa opens microbial fertilizer research center in China

In China, Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation, a leading agricultural biotechnology company that develops and manufactures microbial fertilizers, inaugurated its new Kiwa-Yangling Ecological Agriculture...

Inari transforms plant breeding technology

In Massachusetts, with a mission to transform agriculture and positively impact society and the environment, Inari completed a $40 million Series B financing round, bringing its...

Pivot Bio trials nitrogen-producing microbes in the Corn Belt

In California, Pivot Bio and farmers in the company's Intent to Pivot program across the Corn Belt are beta-testing the first sustainable source of...

Wheelman by AgJunction offers autosteering for small farms

In Kansas, AgJunction introduced Wheelman, a new way for farmers to automatically and accurately steer farm equipment at a price that pays back in...

Apeel Sciences raises $70 million to further reduce food waste in fresh produce

In California, Apeel Sciences, closed $70 million in financing after crossing major commercialization milestones in June, when the company introduced Apeel avocados at Costco...

2-D and 3-D images combine to accurately predict plant growth

In Russia, a group of scientists from the Space Center and the Center for Data-Intensive Science and Engineering at Skoltech have developed a method...

AgroFresh launches the FreshCloud platform to predict product freshness and reduce food waste

In Pennsylvania, AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a global leader in produce freshness solutions, launched its FreshCloud platform, a data-backed, insights-driven solution for monitoring produce quality...

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