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Here you’ll find updates on the investment deals, on-going research, curated news from around the industry and insight from the players already operating in the space.


The Yonder Origin Story: Regenerative Agritourism as a Proven Tool To Expand Regenerative Agriculture

Agritourism as a solution for scaling regenerative agriculture? The concept has been gaining attention lately and for good reason. It isn’t as far-fetched as one might think, especially when you consider one of the biggest barriers to the expansion of regenerative agriculture is capital. With the right approach, agritourism can ...
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USDA to Invest $1 Billion in Climate-Smart Agriculture

In the latest climate related move by the Biden administration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the government would invest $1 billion to support the transition to climate-smart agriculture. The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity will finance pilot projects that create market opportunities for U.S. agricultural and ...
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Breaking: Chapul Farms Raises $2.5 Million, Partners with Nexus PMG to Scale Insects as Waste and Climate Solution

Chapul, LLC announced today a $2.5 million raise in seed funding and partnership with Nexus PMG to launch Chapul Farms, an end-to-end, regenerative insect agriculture project development company stewarding in a new era of integrated, biological solutions to solve the biggest global food system challenges. The round was co-led by ...
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New Food Marketplace Rewards Farmers for Multiple Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture

(Durham, NC – January 27, 2022) Most of today’s agricultural markets focus on transacting in food quantity rather than quality. In doing so, they don’t reflect agriculture’s full impact on both human and ecological health. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has just awarded a $690,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) ...
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How One Company is Unlocking the Potential for Agroforestry in the U.S.

Agroforestry is a management practice used around the world that has enormous potential to sequester carbon. According to a study published by Ecology Law Quarterly, “Even the most conservative estimates find that agroforestry sequesters two to five times more carbon per acre than the most effective—and better-known—climate-friendly practices for annual ...
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Shifting The Paradigm: Building Bridges Between Old & New To Transform the Food System

The existing food system is failing us – failing farmers, consumers, and the environment. Regenerative agriculture offers a path forward to address many of these systemic failures, but for now, it represents only a tiny fraction of our food system. Capital, resources, and innovative thinking are needed to scale regenerative ...
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Females at the Forefront of Farmland Investment – Meet the Women Taking the Reins at Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT

Fifteen years ago, if you looked around the agriculture sector you would see a woeful lack of women represented in nearly every role… in farming, in agribusiness, and in agriculture investment. Today, while still under-represented, women have made great strides in assuming positions of influence across the sector. We’ve seen ...
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Raising Regenerative News – September 16, 2021

What is sustainable nutrition science and can it help solve the climate and health crises? Learn all about it and why a change in the way it’s funded is critical. Also, the CEO of Nestlé talks about “future-proofing” businesses to meet sustainability challenges, investment activity, carbon markets news, and more ...
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Raising Regenerative News – September 2, 2021

Regenerative agriculture's dramatic growth among retailers including PepsiCo and MacDonald’s leads off the most recent Raising Regenerative News. A focus on building a just food system asks ‘How Is It Sustainable if Only 1% Can Afford Your Food?’ We offer interviews, climate action for food companies, new podcasts, and more ...
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Raising Regenerative News – August 19, 2021

Reporting on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2021 Summary for Policymakers is sounding alarms louder than ever. Read the report and how regenerative agriculture can help turn the tide. Also, land justice advocacy is in the spotlight, an interview with Arjan Stephens of Nature’s Path, and much more ...
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