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Adaptability a must for alternative fishmeal producers: Rabobank

A recent Rabobank report highlighted Calysta’s FeedKind as among the most promising of a group of alternative protein fishfeed products.

Finistere adds Israel execs

Gil Meron and Eyal Rosenthal will work with California-headquartered agtech venture firm to expand its presence in a country the firm labels a center for agricultural innovation.

Agrisoma lands $15m in Series B funding

The infusion of capital will support efforts to commercialize carinata as a sustainable feedstock for bio jet fuels and animal feed.

Sofinnova renewable chemistry fund holds €106m first close

The fund will invest primarily in startups transforming renewable raw materials, one focus being the conversion of agricultural waste or C02 to renewable end-products.

Many challenges, opportunities face agriculture: NIC

The National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) quadrennial report on global trends highlights agricultural risks and opportunities between now and 2035.

Meadows-Smith: The burgeoning opportunity for PE firms to fund ag startups

BioConsortia's Holly Meadows Smith tells Agri Investor why 2017 is primed for private equity investment into startups in agtech, biologicals and other ag industry subsectors.

US-China ag trade growth hemmed by barriers: report

A US Chamber of Commerce report details the current state of agricultural trade between China and the US and advocates steps to unlock additional growth before 2025.

Alaska Permanent Fund leads $100m raise for bio-inputs company

The fund has led the largest-ever agtech private equity investment, into a company that produces inputs to improve crop resistance.

Water policy must play a role in feeding the future

New policies to conserve water must be put into place in order to feed a growing global population, according to a recent report presented to the Kansas City Federal Reserve.

Gene-editing firm gets Monsanto investment

The seed and agrochemicals corporation acquired an equity stake in TargetGene and will use protein-expression technology from Nomad Bioscience in new agri products as it looks to access new technologies.