Precision Ag News 8/23

Carrie Muehling

  • Seven Israeli scaleup companies have successfully completed the Cultivo Virtual Academy, speeding their planning for U.S. market entry. The six-week virtual program is hosted and coordinated by America’s Cultivation Corridor, providing participants a unique experience featuring mentorship, interaction with Iowa’s agricultural leaders and an online curriculum that included regulatory and financing systems, and customer perspectives. The Iowa Economic Development Authority was the presenting sponsor of the program.
  • Bushel, the leading digital platform connecting farmers and agribusinesses, successfully closed an oversubscribed $26 million funding round led by The Banc Funds Company with further support from new and existing investors. In addition to The Banc Funds Company, other investors in this round included 50 South Capital, The Andersons, Inc., Cargill, Germin8, Lewis & Clark AgriFood, The Scoular Company, and Conti Ventures (an investment group within Continental Grain Company).
  • Philadelphia, Penn.-based Burro, an autonomous mobility company providing solutions for the agriculture industry, has added New Zealand-based Agri Automation, a regional provider of innovative agricultural solutions designed to improve productivity and efficiency of farms and nurseries, to its growing list of distributors. The move firmly establishes Burro as the leading provider of autonomous mobility platforms for the agriculture industry in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Nick Fries of Summit View Ag, Norwalk, Wisc. and Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio, announced a new dealership agreement to serve farmers in Wisconsin.
  • Concept AgriTek has added seasoned agriculture sales professional Clay Nelms as a District Sales Manager (DSM) for the southeast. Nelms will serve farmers across Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
  • Applications are open from now to Sept. 4 for the 2024 AgLaunch365 Accelerator program, a one-of-a-kind, farm-immersive business development experience for startups with a product or service that has the potential to be transformative in production agriculture.
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will receive nearly $2 million to test environmentally friendly growing techniques, improve educational training on food allergies, strengthen nutritional science programs and more – six projects in all – as part of a competitive grant program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
  • Fluid Quip Technologies, a global leader in advanced biofuel, biochemical, and innovative co-product technologies, announced today that it will provide the world’s first wheat-based Maximized Stillage Co-products system, to Ensus UK Limited’s ethanol facility in Teesside, a subsidiary of Crop Energies AG. The agreement between the companies is a testament to the feedstock flexibility and efficiency of MSC.
  • Narrow operating windows make maximizing productivity essential during planting and harvest, regardless of farm size. That’s why Case IH considered solutions related to purposeful design when deciding to bring its latest models of the Early Riser planter, Early Riser 2120, and Axial-Flow combine, Axial-Flow 160 series, to the market. Both equipment solutions deliver advanced technology to small- and mid-scale operations at a price point that makes sense for their operation. These new models will be on display at Farm Progress Show 2023 from August 29-31.
  • Ecorobotix, the pioneering Swiss agtech and AI software company, is thrilled to announce the introduction of its ground-breaking ARA to the United States. ARA’s unique technology is set to transform agriculture with its advanced UHP-Sprayer and Plant-by-Plant AI-based software solution.
  • Pattern Ag, the leader in Predictive Ag technology, announced the addition of corn and soybean foliar diseases to its groundbreaking Complete Bio Panel for fall 2023.
  • AgGateway is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2023 Annual Conference, November 13-15 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, TN.
  • Golden Harvest celebrates 50 years as a seed company that partners with farmers to deliver custom solutions for each unique agronomic challenge. Since 1973, Golden Harvest Seeds has been listening to farmers with intention, offering in-depth seeds expertise combined with local agronomic know-how.
  • If you have a novel bio-based or chemical active ingredient, AgXelerators, is here to turn it into a stable, effective product. Founded by highly accomplished scientists and innovators, AgX partners with crop protection companies from around the world to accelerate the development of their new active ingredients into sustainable, commercially viable products that express their full performance potential.
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