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US agribusiness private equity firm Paine & Partners has acquired a majority stake in AgBiTech, an Australian biological pest control company. AgBiTech is an Australian company that puts the grower first. They develop innovative, high quality products that help make…

Purdue University‚Äôs College of Agriculture and the Purdue Research Foundation have launched a $2 million innovation fund under a new initiative called the Ag-celerator program. The fund is to help launch startups based on Purdue plant sciences innovations focused on…

Craigmore Farming raises $50m for NZ dairy fund. The New Zealand-based farming and investment group, which owns some 30 farms in New Zealand, revealed the first closure of its second fund, Craigmore Dairy Partnership II, which aims to take its…

Ripple Foods, a Californian startup producing plant-based milk, has raised $13.6 million in Series A funding from a group of undisclosed venture capital investors. Ripple is built on the truth that even the smallest actions can have far reaching impacts.…