Organic Seed Market to Hit $6.7 Billion by 2027, Says Global Market Insights Inc.

The global organic seed market value is projected to cross USD 6.7 billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc. Rising demand for organic ingredients from the food & beverage sector, coupled with stringent regulation pertaining to the use of chemicals including synthetic herbicides and pesticides, are anticipated to … Read more

Executive Order a ‘Monumental Step’ Towards Fairer Economy, According to Farmers Union

With nearly every industry enduring crushing levels of corporate power, President Joe Biden today signed an executive order aimed at promoting competition and fairness throughout the economy. The order includes 72 directives that will be carried out by 12 federal agencies, many of which target the agricultural sector. For instance, it advises the U.S. Department … Read more

WCTractor Kubota Acquires Virnau Sealy Tractor

WCTractor, an award-winning Kubota dealership group serving Central Texas and the Brazos Valley region, has purchased the assets of W.A. Virnau and Sons, commonly known as Virnau Sealy Tractor. With the acquisition, WCTractor adds a sixth Kubota location to its group that will serve the Sealy, Texas, area and the communities of rapidly expanding western … Read more

Agro.Club Raises $5M to Accelerate International Expansion of Its Cloud-Based Agriculture Solutions With Embedded Finance

U.S.-based agtech startup Agro.Club has raised a $5M Series-A round to fuel expansion of its platform that connects input suppliers and grain buyers with farmers using the latest digital commercial effectiveness and fintech solutions. The round was co-led by Rabo Frontier Ventures—a highly reputable and recognized, agriculture-focused VC—and VentureFriends, a leading VC in the marketplace, SaaS … Read more

MyLand Announces Appointment of Dr. Pradeep Monga to the Board of Directors, Strengthens Commitment to Global Land and Environmental Agenda

MyLand Company LLC (“MyLand”) announced today the appointment of Dr. Pradeep Monga, former Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to the Board of Directors. This appointment elevates the company as a global leader in soil health and regenerative agriculture and positions them at the forefront of the conversation around the impact … Read more

Plantations International Launches First Organic Musang King Durian Plantation in Malaysia

The Plantations International group of companies is very pleased to announce that via its fully own Malaysian subsidiary United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd., it has launched Malaysia’s first and only commercial grade Organic Musang King Durian Plantation. The United Tropical Fruit Organic Musang King Durian Plantation is located on a 100 acre site in the … Read more

Kut Kwick Corporation Welcomes New Service Partner

Kut Kwick Corporation announces its newest Authorized Service Center, Diesel Specialists, LTD, of Humble, TX. For 38 years, Diesel Specialists, LTD has had an established reputation for providing excellent diesel mechanic service to Houston and the surrounding area. They are an authorized dealer’s representative for several great companies, and Kut Kwick is now one of … Read more

One Man’s Road to Herbal Success: An Interview

What’s your life’s calling? For Bill Varney, owner of URBANherbal in Fredericksburg, Texas, his life’s work encompasses herbs, fragrance, aromatherapy, writing, cooking, gardening, art and his passion for touching all of the senses through herbs. Bill can’t name a favorite herb, but the handful of herbs he recommends every new “herbie” explore includes lavender, rosemary, thyme, roses, … Read more

Farm to School Act Will Support Child Nutrition Programs and Local Food Systems in Rebuilding From Pandemic

A bipartisan group of Senate leaders have introduced the Farm to School Act of 2021 to support schools, farmers, and communities in building back equitably from the pandemic. The bill, sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Susan Collins (R-ME), will expand funding and programmatic scope of the highly successful USDA … Read more

CROP.ZONE Takes Up New Shareholder

Australian crop protection and specialty seed company Nufarm today announced it has converted its existing financial investment in agtech startup CROP.ZONE to an equity holding. CROP.ZONE is a German-based agtech company that has developed hybrid-electric weed control solutions to reduce chemical application rates and residues by using a conductive liquid and electrical voltage to control … Read more