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WGA’s AgSharks awards record amount to Nutjobs

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Even Nutjobs can be winners. I am not speaking of your everyday lunatic but a company of that name, which won a record $6 million grant from Western Growers’ AgSharks at WGA’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

Hwy Haul closes $10MM funding round

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Hwy Haul, a next-generation digital freight platform that connects fresh produce shippers with reliable truckers to eliminate intermediary friction and deliver sustainable, reduced waste, and business-class shipping experience, today announced the closure of a $10M funding round, bringing their total funding to $20.6M.

Local Bounti raises financing to support long-term growth

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Local Bounti Corporation, a breakthrough U.S. indoor agriculture company combining the best aspects of vertical and greenhouse growing technologies, today announced an equity raise to support the continued scale-up of its organization and build-out of its network of innovative Controlled Environment Agriculture ("CEA") facilities that leverage its proprietary Stack & Flow Technology to significantly improve crop turns, increase output and improve unit economics.

Vertical Harvest Farms receives investment from FundHER World Capital

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Vertical Harvest, Inc., a hydroponic, vertical farming company based in Jackson, Wyoming, and FundHER World Capital, a private equity venture capital fund specializing in investing in women-led companies, together with DRA Family Office, today announced a financial partnership that will support the expansion plans for Vertical Harvest's urban vertical farm locations, starting with the large-scale farm in Maine.

Soli Organic raises $125MM for indoor farm expansion

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Soli Organic Inc., the nation's only soil-based, indoor farming company delivering 100% USDA certified organic produce, has announced the close of a Series D funding round totaling nearly $125 million.

Dozens of industry leaders advocate for and fund Center for Produce Safety

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Almost two dozen organizations from across the fresh produce supply chain have contributed from $100,000 up to $250,000 so far to Center for Produce Safety’s latest campaign to fund fresh produce food-safety research, CPS reports.

Gotham Greens raises $310MM for national greenhouse expansion

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Gotham Greens, a Certified B Corporation and New York-based indoor farming pioneer that operates one of the largest networks of high-tech hydroponic greenhouses in North America, has raised more than $310 million in new capital, bringing the fast-growing company’s total financing to $440 million since its founding in 2009.

True Food Kitchen raises $100MM for wellness-driven dining

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True Food Kitchen, the award-winning restaurant brand that has pioneered wellness-driven dining, announced a significant round of capital investment led by two new investors, HumanCo and Manna Tree, supported by existing investor Centerbridge Partners.

Investment allows Boa Logistics and Flow Cold Storage to expand

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Cambridge Capital, a leading investment firm focused on the supply chain sector, today announced a majority investment in Boa Logistics and Flow Cold Storage which are innovative, high-growth, third-party logistics companies specializing in refrigerated less-than-truckload ("LTL") freight consolidation, led by industry veterans.

Bolthouse parent company closes $1B food-focused fund

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Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, recently announced the closing of its sophomore fund. Nearly doubling in size from the previous vintage, the fund closed with commitments of $1 billion from a wide range of partners including institutional investors, family offices, entrepreneurs, and food investors.