France and the United States thought farmers should benefit most when ag-tech improves operations.
December 12, 2019
Technology in agriculture (ag-tech) is how to feed a growing population, make farming more sustainable and improve the lives of farm animals, say 85% of the 3,000 participants in Cargill’s new three-continent consumer survey.
The €85m center, named Hive for its location amidst leading academic research centers, start-ups and external partners, will lead global foods innovation programs for brands like Knorr, Hellmann’s, The Vegetarian Butcher and Calvė.
December 10, 2019
Unilever, UK, opened its new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, a global agri-food research hub based in The Netherlands.
The project signals CPS’s entry into solving the safety of water applied to fresh produce crops.
November 19, 2019
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS), Woodland, Calif., funded its first-ever research project to study the effectiveness of various agricultural water treatments, awarding $200,000 to a team led by Channah Rock, associate professor of soil, water and environmental sciences and water quality specialist at University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Bowery plans to use this capital to put additional resources toward driving innovation in agriculture science, technology, robotics and automation.
November 8, 2019
Bowery Farming, Inc., New York, raised an additional $50 million in a B+ round of financing from existing investors, including Temasek, Singapore, and Henry Kravis, co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York.
Research will address constraints on water usage and environmental quality while supporting the agricultural sectors of the dairy, livestock, cropland and food processing industries and exploring solutions for long-term sustainability.
November 5, 2019
Design of what is said to be the nation’s largest research dairy begins as University of Idaho (U of I), Moscow, Idaho, secured an additional $11 million for the 540-acre Idaho Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE).
Over the next several years, the company will advance two strategic platforms for growth—Raven Autonomy and Raven Composites.
November 4, 2019
Raven Industries, Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D., announced details of a strategic plan, which includes an increased level of investment in targeted areas to drive greater earnings growth and long-term value.
Check out the December 2019 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Processors to Watch in 2020, ingredient supplier sourcing, import/export trends, retrofitting legacy plants with energy efficient features and much more!