Agriculture


Probiotic Holdings Grows Industrial, Consumer Business, Raises $9M

Kansas City-based Probiotic Holdings, which manufactures probiotic materials used in agricultural, consumer and industrial products is growing, and investors have put $9.3 million toward its operations so far this year. The company has 44,000 square feet of offices, laboratories and… more

Kansas City Scores Major Win with Two Ag Dept. Sites

Kansas City has secured two highly prized federal agencies that have been reviewing relocation sites nationwide: The Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service  and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The Kansas City Area Development Council announced that decision with a… more

The 2019 Ingram’s 100: Food for Thought

Agribusiness-heavy at the top, the Ingram’s 100 list is remade after some of Kansas City’s largest private companies are acquired by national and global enterprises.        As if anyone needed evidence of Kansas City’s role in the worldwide… more

Dairy Farmers of America Invest in New Technology, Help to Grow Kansas City Tech Sector

The Dairy Farmers of America have recently announced that it will invest in two new forms of technology to advance farmers’ capabilities across the country: blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. While the blockchain technology will be used to increase transparency… more

Dairy Farmers of America Will Test Blockchain Technology

With an attempt to increase transparency in the food supply chain and better connect farmer owners with customers, Dairy Farmers of America will test blockchain technology by partnering with the food tech startup, ripe.io. David Darr, DFA vice president of… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

NAFTA: Handling Uncertain Trading Times

Mexico is Kansas City’s second-largest export market after Canada, which means the stakes are high for our city as with the Trump administration's efforts to revise the North American Free Trade Act. With Kansas City companies exporting primarily automobile parts,… more

New Animal-Health Venture Launches

Animal-health products company TechAccel, which launched in Kansas in 2015, has announced that it will join forces with Reliance Animal Health Partners to form Covenant Animal Health Partners, a company that will focus exclusively on bringing animal health innovations to… more

Missouri’s House Delegation Makes Pitch to USDA

Who says bipartisanship is dead in Washington? With the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it will move a pair of its research organizations out of  nation's capital, Republican U.S. Reps. Sam Graves and Vicky Hartzler have joined forces with… more

USDA’s Milk Purchase Spotlights Food Insecurity Issues

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it would buy $50 million worth of milk to distribute to food-assistance programs, which will provide some relief for dairy farmers feeling the squeeze of lower prices. Dairy Farmers of America,… more