Leading Off: How Investment Capital Can Enable Profitable Regen Ag
Is Regenerative Agriculture Profitable?
If positive economic outcomes to regenerative agriculture don’t exist, we won’t be able to scale farmer transition. Here, we explore the profitability of regenerative agriculture and what potential barriers stand in its way. Read more.
Soil carbon MRV platform Cloud Agronomics has rebranded to Perennial and has also secured an additional $18M in Series A funding in a round co-led by Temasek and Bloomberg alongside SineWave Ventures and the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund.
HowGood, a SaaS data platform with the world’s largest ingredient and product sustainability database, has raised $12.5M funding in a round led by Titan Grove, with participation from FirstMark and other existing investors.
New Accelerator!The Biodiversity Accelerator+, from Silverstrand Capital and supported by Mandai Nature and Temasek Foundation, seeks entrepreneurs working to solve the biodiversity crisis through market-based solutions.
Policy as a Lever for Expanding Regenerative Agriculture
Regenerate America, a collection of farmers, environmental groups and companies including Ben & Jerry’s, Vans and Applegate Farms, launched a campaign Tuesday urging Congress to help farmers transition to practices that restore the nation’s rapidly eroding soil.
Will public policy help catalyze regenerative livestock production by supporting regenerative grazing, less concentrated processing, and building demand for climate-smart meat?
To make farm funding more accessible to small and underserved farmers, FarmRaise suggests that the USDA should democratize the rules of the programs, build strong and sustaining relationships with farmers of color, and craft flexibility and accessibility into the fabric of the funding process.