Agricultural innovations may be protected for limited periods by one or more sets of intellectual property laws.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill aggressively questioned the chief executives of the country’s four major beef producers, accusing them of engaging in anti-competitive practices that have financially harmed cattle ranchers and driven up the price of meat.
The challenge, to be called HungerTech, will invite participants to come up with tech-focused ideas for improving grocery delivery access for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Brazil-based Solinftec has had operations in West Lafayette since 2019. The company is now working to launch a robot that would continuously roam agricultural fields and collect information farmers can use to improve their operations.
The company said the new location will allow it to expand its bagged salad and salad kit offerings to retailers and consumers throughout the Midwest and mid-south regions.
Without much fuss and even less public attention, the nation’s egg producers are in the midst of a multibillion-dollar shift to cage-free eggs that is dramatically changing the lives of millions of hens in response to new laws and demands from restaurant chains.
Husband-and-wife air traffic controllers plan to sell meat, dairy and eggs in a building previously occupied by an antique store.
IntelinAir, an ag-tech startup, moved its headquarters from California to Indianapolis in August. The company’s co-founder, Al Eisaian, is stepping aside as president, CEO and board chairman next month and long-term ag-tech exec Tim Hassinger will take over those roles.
Indianapolis-based IntelinAir Inc. sees a big opportunity in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to help farmers keep tabs on their crops.
Hamilton County-based seed company Beck’s Hybrids said the marketing expansion increases its total reach to 75 percent of the corn and soybean farmers in the United States.
IntelinAir, which was formed in 2015, said this is its largest round of funding to date. The company moved its headquarters to Indianapolis from Illinois last month.
A perfect storm of events—from extreme weather and plant shutdowns to new government sanctions—have hit the chemical fertilizer market this year, slamming farmers already buckling under the strain of rising costs to produce food.
Altum’s Garden Center has vacated its longtime site at 11335 N. Michigan Road in Carmel and is planning to open a temporary roadside garden stand next to the Finley Creek Vineyards Event Center in Zionsville next week.
Several tons of salmon, engineered by biotech company AquaBounty Technologies Inc. and raised in Indiana, are heading to restaurants and dining services for the first time.
Carmel-based Market Wagon grew from five employees to almost 55 during the pandemic, prompting the need for more operations space. It also plans to expand from 29 to 50 markets by the end of the year.
AppHarvest—an indoor farming company backed by Indianapolis-based Novus Capital Corp. and celebrity Martha Stewart—thinks the agriculture sector is ripe for disruption. And now, its tomatoes are ripe for eating.
The company announced Thursday that it plans to spend $10.5 million to relocate its global headquarters, expand operations and add 60 employees over the next three years.
CEO Jeff Simmons said the company’s high-profile downtown Indianapolis headquarters will signal a cultural transformation at the company, which for most of its six decades of existence operated as a little-noticed subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Co.
The ruling centers on AquaBounty’s salmon, which are genetically modified to grow faster than normal salmon. After clearing other regulatory hurdles. AquaBounty began growing the fish in indoor tanks at an Indiana plant last year.
The sub-freezing snaps—which led to severe fruit damage and significant crop loss—affected roughly 70% of the apple crop, said Peter Hirst, a tree fruit specialist at Purdue University.