Precision Ag Data Start-ups Growing in Number

In California, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology now has 24 startup companies under its wing, compared to only six in December...

Granular Ag Using Data Analysis to Find Hidden Farm Costs

In California, Granular Ag, a data focused farm management company, is helping farmers figure out what to do with all the new data they...

New renewable plastics from wood waste developed by Fraunhofer Institute

In Germany, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology researchers developed a pathway to the synthesis of polyamides from terpenes, a side stream of...

ARPA-E’s energy crop scanner improves data speeds 70X

In Arizona, the Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture group of the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy office has built a scanner that...

WSU researchers find new method to separate lignin from wood

In Washington, Washington State University researchers used a new type of solvent to separate lignin from wood without altering its key properties – a...

NCBiotech receives $1.87M USDA/DOE grant to lead SE sorghum initiative

In North Carolina, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center received a $1.87 million federal grant for a three-year study of the production of sorghum as...

Preservation Sciences licenses dehydration tech to Bright Green for Arizona project

In New Mexico, Preservation Sciences, Inc. is licensing its dehydration technology to the Bright Green Group for use in the $160 million facility Bright...

USDA to purchase $20M in surplus cheese

In Wisconsin, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. Department of Agriculture will purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese...

Nigeria to plant jatropha along 5,000km of NNPC pipelines

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company announced it will begin planting jatropha along its 5,000km of pipeline to produce biodiesel but the trees...

Agrivida closes $20.4-million funding round 

Agritech company Agrivida has raised $20.4 million in a Series E funding that will be used to commercialize its Grainzyme feed enzyme for poultry...

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