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    FMC names head of transformation as it expects up to $215M in restructuring charges

    The crop protection giant’s “Project Focus” plan aims to drive operational efficiencies and cost savings in response to market challenges.

    By March 4, 2024
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    Chipotle invests another $50M into agtech and restaurant innovation

    The chain is doubling its commitment to the Cultivate Next venture fund, which in part aims to fund technologies accelerating regenerative agriculture.

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture Dive

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture Dive staff
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    Deere rolls out new tractors, combines in one of largest product launches to date

    New equipment unveiled at a Texas trade show include automation features meant to boost farm productivity and sustainability.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Vertical strawberry grower Oishii clinches $134M amid indoor farming woes

    An intentional choice to grow artisanal fruit rather than leafy greens has allowed the firm to avoid the financial difficulties facing others in controlled-environment agriculture, according to the company’s CEO.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 28, 2024
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    USDA launches program to power more farms with wind

    A joint initiative with the Department of Energy aims to support the adoption of underutilized renewable technologies and identify new revenue streams for producers.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Agtech helped transform Europe’s potato industry. Here’s how.

    If we want to unlock sustainability in agriculture, farmers have to be on board.

    By Charles Miller • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Farmers Business Network taps former BASF exec as new CEO

    Diego Casanello will lead the agtech and e-commerce platform, which has become a one-stop shop for farmers. 

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Pivot Bio pays out more than $6M to farmers who improve fertilizer sustainability

    More food and beverage companies are joining the biotech firm's program that rewards growers who move away from conventional crop protection products.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Syngenta to expand use of CropX soil monitoring system

    One of the world's largest seed companies is offering farmers more digital solutions to boost productivity and sustainability.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Cargill fined for underpaying cattle sellers due to faulty cameras

    The company owed $12.5 million for inaccurate carcass readings at four processing plants for several months, according to the USDA.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    ‘Completely misguided’: How the cultivated meat industry is responding to legislative backlash

    State lawmakers around the country have introduced laws to prohibit the sale of the alternative protein, but proponents of the namesake product say their tactics are unconstitutional.

    By Elizabeth Flood • Feb. 16, 2024
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    Deere sees early strong demand for pay-as-you-go model in precision ag

    By lowering upfront costs, the world's largest seller of agriculture equipment hopes to convince more farmers to adopt technology in their operations.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Agco to cut production 10% in 2024, focus on precision ag

    The manufacturer believes retrofitted technology will bolster earnings amid a slowdown in traditional equipment demand.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    FDA to withdraw policy on animal feed additives, slashing red tape for startups

    As new companies develop breakthroughs to tackle climate change, the agency is streamlining the process to bring those innovations to market.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Louis Dreyfus building new pea protein facility

    An increasing shift to plant-based protein, especially for dairy products, is driving demand for the ingredient.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Deere partners with winegrowers on ‘farm of the future’

    The tractor maker says it will test new technology that stands to make a "real impact" for farmers in the face of climate change.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Corteva pins future growth on seed innovation

    Despite a fourth-quarter loss, the agrochemical and seed company is expecting a recovery this year following a period of weather and destocking challenges in South America.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Agriculture outlook 2024: What to expect in the year ahead

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Agtech venture capital investments end 2023 on ‘sour note’

    Deal activity declined to its lowest point since 2019 as the sector battles high-interest rates and indoor farming headwinds, according to Pitchbook.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    LanzaJet opens world’s first plant turning ethanol into sustainable jet fuel

    The Georgia facility is set to open additional markets for corn growers, though a lack of proper refining capacity could limit opportunities for farmers.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Bio-fueling the future: How farms are shaping the renewable energy transition in 2024

    As more incentives become available, the agriculture sector is set to play a key role in expanding solar, biogas and other alternative energy sources.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Tyson opens $355M high-tech bacon plant in Kentucky

    The 400,000 square-foot facility has autonomous, box-stacking robots and driverless forklifts to help eliminate “ergonomically stressful tasks,” the meat giant said.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Farm solar projects get millions of dollars in USDA funds

    The farm agency also awarded dozens of loans and grants to biodigesters, wind farms and other renewable energy and fertilizer projects.  

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Autonomous tractors, robot milkers: How AI is transforming the future of farm tech

    Artificial intelligence stands to revolutionize agriculture by opening new pathways for the industry to optimize production and address climate change.

    By Tasmiha Khan, Iman Adem and Sarah Zimmerman • Jan. 24, 2024
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    Syngenta, agtech startup Enko develop ‘breakthrough’ method to control fungal disease in crops

    The companies used AI to screen billions of molecules in efforts to develop a fungicide that works amid a changing climate. They are also collaborating on a new herbicide.

    By Jan. 22, 2024