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Brexit could lead to UK agri depression

Leaving the EU could lead to some painful years for UK agribusinesses, warned researcher Allan Buckwell, but is unlikely to lead to a long-term slump in farmland prices. Source: Agri Investor

Koch Boosts Ag Biologicals Business with Investment in Pathway BioLogic

Koch Industries first turned its attention to ag biologicals in December 2014 when it acquired part of plant science company Mendel Biotechnology. The post Koch Boosts Ag Biologicals Business with Investment in Pathway BioLogic appeared first on AgFunderNews. Source: AgFunder News

California pension cancels Blue Road commitment

The Ospraie spin-out led by Ripplewood co-founder John Duryea has raised $200m since 2014 for its debut fund. Source: Agri Investor

Animal health trade organisation hits back at O’Neill report

NOAH executives said low returns were hitting research and development into animal antibiotics, while cutting use of the drugs carried its own risks. Source: Agri Investor

Back to the Roots “Undoing Food” One Grocery Product at a Time

This week, Back to the Roots (BTTR), the maker of grow-your-own herb kits and now cereal, raised $5 million in seed capital to support the expansion of its growing product line. The post Back to the Roots “Undoing Food” One Grocery Product at a Time appeared first on AgFunderNews. Source: AgFunder News

Industry-in-Brief: Hellmans Introduces Eggless Mayo to Compete with Food Tech Startups, GM Developments, more

Hellmans’ new eggless mayo, genetically modified pigs, a U-turn from the FDA and USDA grants are some of this week’s industry news-in-brief. The post Industry-in-Brief: Hellmans Introduces Eggless Mayo to Compete with Food Tech Startups, GM Developments, more appeared first on AgFunderNews. Source: AgFunder News

Molpus registers first forest offset project in Tennessee

Little Brimstone will be the TIMO’s second forest carbon project under management. Source: Agri Investor

Kansas VC closes $4.1m round for precision agri company

Flyover Capital has joined Serra Ventures and Archer Daniels Midland in the raise for Agrible. Source: Agri Investor

Fundings-in-Brief: Memphis Meats to Raise $2m Seed Round, FarmDrop Raises $4.3m, more

Cultured meat manufacturer Memphis Meat, UK farm-2-consumer company FarmDrop and Syngenta’s acquisition by ChemChina are some of this week’s Fundings-in-Brief. The post Fundings-in-Brief: Memphis Meats to Raise $2m Seed Round, FarmDrop Raises $4.3m, more appeared first on AgFunderNews. Source: AgFunder News

Sustainable Fish Feed Company Calysta Raises $30m Series C from Cargill, MERS Pension

Cargill, the Municipal Employee Retirement System of Michigan and multi-family office Bessemer Trust joined existing investors to fund commercialization of Calysta’s FeedKind range. The post Sustainable Fish Feed Company Calysta Raises $30m Series C from Cargill, MERS Pension appeared first on AgFunderNews. Source: AgFunder News