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Better-For-You Energy and Sports Drinks Gaining Investor Capital

  • Better-For-You Energy and Sports Drinks Gaining Investor Capital

    August 17, 2017

    Between 2011 and 2016, the U.S. energy and sports drink retail market saw an impressive annual growth rate of 7 percent, capping out 2016 with sales of $25 billion, according to the report Energy & Sports Drinks: U.S. Market Trends & Opportunities issued by Packaged Facts earlier this year. This momentum is expected to continue as

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  • Constellation Moves Deeper into U.S. Market with Craft Beer Acquisition

    August 15, 2017

    International producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits - Constellation Brands, which also happens to be the third largest beer company in the U.S. and parent company to mega-popular brands such as Corona and Modelo- announced its acquisition of Florida craft beer brewer Funky Buddha for an undisclosed amount. Founded in Boca Raton in

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  • Indian Supply Chain Management Startup Raises $1.5M Seed Round

    August 15, 2017

    Indian agtech farm-to-business (F2B) startup Crofarm raised a Rs 10 cr (US$1.5 million) seed round that included U.S.-based Factor[e] Ventures, Mukul Singhal and Rohit Jain, former principals at SAIF Partners; angel investor Himanshu Aggarwal; co-founder and CEO of Aspiring Minds, Ashish Gupta; and vice president at Paytm, Sunil Goyal, among

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  • Harvest Returns is Launching New Ag Investment Platform

    August 14, 2017

    Fort Worth, Texas-based fintech company Harvest Returns has announced the launch of a new agriculture investment platform. Founded in 2016 by military veterans, Chris Rawley and Austin Maness, Harvest Returns has created the equity partnership platform to enable agricultural producers and landowners to access capital from investors while st

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  • U.S. Frozen Food Giant Makes Significant Investment in Shrimp Farming

    August 14, 2017

    U.S. frozen food giant Schwan's Company has made a significant undisclosed investment in Ralco-backed trū Shrimp Systems. Through the investment, the companies have formed a strategic partnership designed to advance land-based shrimp production. Although both companies are based in Marshall, Minnesota, the joining of the two global distri

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  • Dupont Acquires Farm Management Software Company Granular

    August 11, 2017

    Various outlets are reporting that Dupont Pioneer has acquired farm management software platform startup Granular. Terms have not been officially disclosed, however AgFunder is reporting a value of $300M. The transaction marks a successful exit in the sector as Granular had raised over $24M to date in two rounds, the second being a $18.7

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  • The Next Step in Controlled-Environment Agriculture Automation

    August 11, 2017

    Indoor farmers will have new options for automation after Agrilyst, which provides farm management and automation software for indoor farms, and controls hardware and software for hydroponic and greenhouse automation provider Motorleaf, will now share data. The companies announced in a recent press release that connecting Motorleaf devi

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  • Ukraine Turns to Internet to Boost Agribusiness

    August 11, 2017

    With the help of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry will be launching a web portal to connect players all along the ag value chain in that country. “Such a platform will allow representatives of Ukrainian business and exporters of agrarian products to receive free profe

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  • Rabobank Releases Report on Sugar Consumption Trends

    August 10, 2017

    Rabobank has released a report chronicling changing global attitudes towards sugar. The report, Sweetness and Lite: How Vulnerable is Global Sugar Consumption to Food & Beverage Trends? is available online. The report finds attitudes towards sugar are changing globally. As the concerns of consumers and governments have gained momentum,

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  • Gladstone Land Acquires Vegetable Farm in Florida for $9.7 Million

    August 10, 2017

    Gladstone Land Corporation announced that it has acquired a 1,910-acre farm in Okeechobee, Florida, for $9.7 million. Upon acquisition, Gladstone Land entered into a 6-year lease agreement with Cabbage, Inc., for a 6-year, triple-net lease that includes two extension options. "We are privileged to acquire more farmland in Florida and partner

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