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CoverCress Collaborates with Salk Institute on Cover Crop Carbon-Sequestration Research

CoverCress Collaborates with Salk Institute on Cover Crop Carbon-Sequestration Research

October 20, 2020

CoverCress, Inc., announced a new collaboration with the Salk Institute to improve plant yield, soil health and soil organic carbon storage in cover crops via […]

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(The Pantagraph) ‘Wonder weed’ research called a ‘game changer’

(The Pantagraph) ‘Wonder weed’ research called a ‘game changer’

October 15, 2020

Illinois State University researchers, administrators and elected officials lauded pennycress, once considered to be just a “weed,” as an economic and environmental game-changer during an […]

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(Farm Progress) Farmer finds niche growing soybeans for ag tech company

(Farm Progress) Farmer finds niche growing soybeans for ag tech company

October 15, 2020

Grant Pothast knows a thing or two about investing in the future. The northwest Iowa native spent 25 years on Wall Street. While it may […]

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(Midwest Messenger) Vaccine manufacturer could turn the tide on African Swine Fever

(Midwest Messenger) Vaccine manufacturer could turn the tide on African Swine Fever

October 12, 2020

There could be a breakthrough on the near horizon for African swine fever. Aptimmune Biologics Inc., a St. Louis, Missouri-based biotechnology company that focuses on […]

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(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Food Tech Company Benson Hill Formally Opens New HQ in Creve Coeur

(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Food Tech Company Benson Hill Formally Opens New HQ in Creve Coeur

September 22, 2020

Biotech firm Benson Hill, formally opened its new headquarters within the 39 North plant science district — marking the occasion with an event that included […]

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(AgFunder) AgTech NEXT 2020: Impossible’s Pat Brown in his own words, corporate partnerships, and the new realities of “risk” after COVID-19

(AgFunder) AgTech NEXT 2020: Impossible’s Pat Brown in his own words, corporate partnerships, and the new realities of “risk” after COVID-19

September 22, 2020

When the pandemic started, venture capital firms hit the brakes on new investments. But food was the one thing that everyone still needed, regardless of […]

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