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AgBiome has closed a $17.5m series A round of funding after getting commitments from three agribusinesses in the final phase.
Open Prairie, Cultivian Sandbox and Anterra Capital were among the venture capital firms involved in Vestaron’s series C round.
The Illinois-based venture capital firm plans to target up to $100m for its biggest fund yet.
Otter, Open Prairie, RockPort and Pangaea are among the VC firms backing the company focused on plant bacteria beneficial for growth.
Wheatsheaf Investments, a subsidiary of Grosvenor, the UK family office, has invested $5 million into Enterra Feed, a Canadian animal feed producer.
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The trade body EuropaBio – as well as corporates such as Monsanto – has warned that proposed GMO rules could hamper investment.

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