Oh No, AGCO…

Oh No, AGCO…

Tractor and combine provider AGCO is working through a crippling ransomware attack affecting operations at *some* production facilities during one of the most critical times of the year. Operations could be impacted for “several days and potentially longer,” AGCO...
Microbe’s Mic Drop Moment

Microbe’s Mic Drop Moment

A (not so) dynamic duo: Skyrocketing fertilizer prices and lack of availability have many farmers concerned for this season. According to the Purdue Ag Economy Barometer, 26% of farmers surveyed are having difficulty with fertilizer availability.   Average fertilizer...
Cattle’s New Tick Decoy

Cattle’s New Tick Decoy

Moove out of the way, ticks: Brazilian company Decoy Smart Control, whose biological pest-control product offers a non-toxic option for killing ticks on livestock, just raised $2M in funding. How it works: The biocontrol product uses two species of fungi that can kill...
CRP Struggle Bus?

CRP Struggle Bus?

Sign me up. That was the attitude of many farmers who took advantage of the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) application process that closed on March 11. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Tuesday that the USDA accepted offers for 2.07M acres of CRP...
Solinftec Snags Substantial $$$

Solinftec Snags Substantial $$$

A Brazillion dollars: Startup company Solinftec, which has headquarters in Brazil and the U.S., has raised $60M in an investment round to expand precision agriculture. So precise: The company serves farmers and agribusinesses who grow crops ranging from sugarcane,...