Infarm raises $170M in equity and debt to continue building its ‘vertical farming’ network

Infarm, the vertical farming company that has built a network of urban farms to grow fresh food closer to consumers, has raised $170 million in new investment in a “first close” of a Series C.
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Xichang: smart agriculture opens a new model of vegetable seedling

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In recent years, Xichang has accelerated the development of modern agriculture, vigorously implemented the strategy of rural revitalization, constructed a modern agricultural industry development pattern, and quickly led the development of agriculture and rural areas, and promoted farmers to become rich.

Seafood imports fell 8.4% in the first four months, meat and aquatic enterprises need to cope with the impact of the epidemic

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Affected by the epidemic situation, imported meat and seafood are facing impact. According to the data released on June 22 by the China Chamber of Commerce for the import and export of food, native animals and livestock, China's total import of food from January to April this year totaled US $33.56 billion, up 21.4% year-on-year, significantly higher than that of agricultural products (7.230, - 0.08, - 1.09%).

The "Gold Award" works of the 10th China Bonsai Exhibition

The 10th China Bonsai Exhibition was held from September 29th to October 5th in Shuyang, Jiangsu province, the "Hometown of Flowers and Trees and Bonsai in China". This year's exhibition carefully selected 800 outstanding bonsai works from all provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across the country to display.

"Protect natural ecology and advocate green bonsai" is the theme of this exhibition, and the works on display are mainly natural bonsai.

The video shows some of the works that won the gold award.

Bayer Slumps as Bleak Crop Outlook Saps Monsanto Rationale

Bayer AG slumped after the agriculture and pharma giant said it would have to slash costs as the pandemic’s impact on farm commodities extends into next year, further undermining the rationale for its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto Co.

Luxembourg has seen 1,000 farms disappear over last 19 years

In the year 2000, Luxembourg had 2,728 farms across the country. In 2019, only 1,872 farms were left - nearly 1,000 less than 19 years ago.

Cooperativa La Palma brings its Positive Agriculture concept to Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect 2020

Cooperativa La Palma is promoting a more innovative, highly professional and constantly improving agriculture.
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Are agricultural tradeshows dead?

Some in the ag industry have — quietly — noted that perhaps the concept of the ag tradeshow is dated and passé. Perhaps COVID-19 is the black swan event that significantly shifts how business is done in agriculture.

Cross-border small agricultural products integrated service platform "Super Food Network" received tens of millions of US dollars in Series A financing, using "standardized warehouse receipt" model to solve industry pain

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Super Food Network, a comprehensive service platform for cross-border small agricultural products, announced the completion of a US$10 million Series A financing, exclusively invested by Wuyue Capital. Zhuang Liang, founder of Chaoliang.com, said that this round of financing will be mainly used for the construction of a standardized storage system and the development and upgrading of IT systems.

Previously, Super Food Network was led by Qichuang Capital QC Capital in 2018, and tens of millions of yuan in Pre-A round of financing by China Merchants Qihang and etc.

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JBS Food Canada recalls its Provigo ground beef over E. coli contamination

JBS Food Canada has recalled its Provigo brand ground beef products from the market because of possible E. coli O157 contamination. The recall warns the public against consuming theses recalled products