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Bill Gates speaking at an event in Washington, 2014.

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other billionaires are betting on a bacteria that could change the way we grow food

An energy startup called Pivot Bio raised $70 million for its genetically modified bacteria, which helps cut down on the use of nitrogen fertilizer.

American agriculture companies are sounding the alarm on Trump’s trade war

Seven months into a trade war between Washington and Beijing, the US agriculture sector is in jeopardy.

For farmers already struggling from Trump’s trade war, the government shutdown is making life even harder

As President Donald Trump's tariffs remain in place, a partial federal-government shutdown has complicated aid programs designed to help counter them.

The outlook for American soybeans remains ‘bleak’ in wake of Trump’s trade war

Farmers breathed a sigh of relief when the US and China agreed to a trade-war ceasefire. But economists say the soybean industry won't entirely recover.
A chick is seen inside a poultry farm in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on February 22, 2006.

The world’s first no-kill eggs have gone on sale after scientists found a way to determine a chick’s sex before it hatches

German scientists have found a way to determine a chick's sex while it is still an embryo. This could help end the culling of billions of male chicks.

Trump just signed a law that could spark a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-linked CBD industry

The newly-signed US Farm Bill legalizes hemp, a plant almost identical to marijuana and a prime source of the highly touted wellness ingredient CBD.

A Google-backed vertical farm startup just raised another $90 million to build in cities across the US

The indoor agriculture startup Bowery has raised $90 million to expand its vertical farms.
Sara Menker at the 2018 New York Times Dealbook in November.

This entrepreneur left Wall Street to count the world’s calories. Now she’s warning of a global food disaster equal to the financial crisi...

Entrepreneur Sara Menker traded in her Wall Street gig to solve the world's mounting food crisis.
US President Donald Trump participates in a round-table discussion with business leaders at Northeast Iowa Community College on July 26, 2018 in Peosta, Iowa.

Farm bankruptcies are surging as Trump’s trade war drags on

As President Donald Trump ramps up protectionism with trading partners, an increasing number of farms in the Midwest are struggling to stay afloat.