Farmland Values Continue to Climb

Over the past three months, the value of good Indiana farmland has increased 8% over the previous quarter, according to the latest data from the Seventh Federal Reserve District in Chicago. The Fed also says year-over-year, the value has increased 23% in the Hoosier State.... Read More

Indy AgTech Startup Secures Seed Round

An Indianapolis-based agtech startup has closed on a $1.3 million seed round of funding. Smart Apply Inc., which has developed a precision spray system designed to reduce pesticide use and costs, says it will use the funding to further preparations for an upcoming Series A round.... Read More

INDATA Project to Assist Disabled Ag Workers

The INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads in Indianapolis is partnering with Indiana AgrAbility. The nonprofit says the partnership will help increase access to assistive technology information and services for disabled agricultural workers in Indiana.... Read More

PODCAST: ‘We are Seed and Only Seed’

Farmers make decisions every day and while variables change year in and year out, one thing remains constant: it all starts with seed. In this week’s Agbioscience podcast presented by AgriNovus Indiana, AgReliant Genetics Chief Executive Officer Paul Nselel explains the Westfield-based company’s focus on genetics and seed production.... Read More

Farmer Economic Outlook Mixed

Farmer sentiment on the agricultural economy ticked higher in April, but farmers are still showing less confidence than last year. The monthly Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved eight points in April, however it remains 32% below its reading April 2021.... Read More

Solinftec Secures $60M ‘Bridge’ Funding Round

West Lafayette-based Solinftec has closed on a $60 million growth investment round. The company, which has developed a farm operations management software platform, says it will use the funding to grow the platform as it plans for future expansion. Solinftec's software is designed to use artificial intelligence to analyze real-time data on crops, equipment, weather and other factors to help farmers address key issues in a more efficient and sustainable manner.... Read More

PODCAST: What Happens to Innovation After It’s Created?

Inspired by the senses at a young age, Matt Rubin has taken that curiosity to a new level in his adult years. The founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based True Essence Foods joins AgriNovus Indiana CEO Mitch Frazier on this week's Ag+Bio+Science podcast to talk all things SoChatti Chocolate, his lingering curiosity driving innovation in food and the company’s approach to sustainability.... Read More

Intelinair to Open New Indy HQ

Indianapolis-based Intelinair will Thursday celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in Indianapolis. The precision agriculture startup uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help farmers pinpoint potential problems with their crops.... Read More

PODCAST: Helping Control Fertilizer Costs

Jane Stautz grew up on an Iowa farm where she says her parents were ‘conservationists before it was cool.’ She now serves as sustainability lead for Indianapolis-based Advanced Agrilytics, an agronomic services company. Stautz is the guest on the next episode of the Agbioscience podcast, presented by AgriNovus Indiana.... Read More

Elanco $100M Investment ‘Transformational’

In the months ahead, sounds of heavy equipment should echo throughout The Valley, a neighborhood on the near west side of downtown Indianapolis, as work begins on the new $100 million global headquarters for Elanco Animal Health. ... Read More

Intelinair Launches Aerial Ag Retailer Platform

Indianapolis-based automated crop intelligence company Intelinair is launching AGMRI Enterprise, a service that provides an aggregated view of what is happening in customer fields with regularly scheduled flights throughout the season. Intelinair says the platform provides retailers an overall view of what is happening within a certain geographic area using satellite and aerial imagery.... Read More