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These Programs Will Pay Kansas Farmers For Crops They Won't Harvest

July 15, 2019 | KCUR
Ag tech company, Indigo Agriculture, has created a carbon marketplace where growers who sequester carbon are paid and businesses, nonprofits or anyone interested in investing in the marketplace can purchase carbon credits, typically used to offset the release of greenhouse gases from some other activity. The company aims to reduce carbon dioxide by 1 trillion tons. Ed Smith is the head of Indigo Carbon, and oversees the company’s Terraton Initiative. If a farmer has a 100-acre field, and puts three tons of carbon dioxide into the ground, Smith says that farmer would be compensated $45 per acre — for a total of $4,500 for the entire field. 
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Why Soil Is Disappearing From Farms

July 11, 2019 | BBC
The processes that generate high-quality, fertile topsoil can take centuries. But the world is ploughing through that resource at an alarming rate. About 40% of the world's land has already been taken over by agriculture, while livestock grazing and expanding urban areas are taking further chunks out of what is left over.  At first glance, it might seem that there is no shortage of mud and dirt around the world. But it's the quality that really counts. 
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Indigo Ag plants flag in Memphis with inaugural conference, global announcement

June 17, 2019 | The Daily Memphian
Memphis' new corporate citizen, Indigo Ag, is not a quiet tech company. It has industry-disrupting, world-changing ideas. Although the Boston-based agriculture firm has only filled about one-third of its North American commercial headquarters in Downtown Memphis so far, the company made national news at The Peabody this week.   Wednesday, at its first annual Beneficial Ag conference, Indigo Ag launched a collaborative initiative to be a major player in the reduction and reversal of global warming.
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Indigo to Remove 1 ‘Terraton’ CO2 from Atmosphere Through Regenerative Farming

June 13, 2019 | Sustainable Brands
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide has exceeded 415ppm, representing an increase of one trillion tons — or, a teraton— of atmospheric CO2 since pre-industrial levels of 280ppm. Utilizing the potential of agricultural soils, The Terraton Initiative seeks to remove one trillion tons of CO2from the atmosphere. With Indigo’s integrated approach to agriculture, and partnerships with representatives from across the value chain, The Terraton Initiative will unlock the most scalable, immediate and affordable opportunity to address climate change that exists today.
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This is a $15 trillion opportunity for farmers to fight climate change

June 12, 2019 | CNBC
Indigo Agriculture, the Boston-based start-up that uses natural microbiology to revolutionize the way farmers grow crops, has unveiled a first-of-a-kind program to tackle climate change worldwide. The company launched The Terraton Initiative on Wednesday to accelerate carbon sequestration from agricultural soil on a massive scale. The goal: to capture 1 trillion metric tons (a teraton) of carbon dioxide worldwide from 3.6 billion acres of farmland through a marketplace that gives farmers incentives to implement regenerative farming practices.
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The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it

June 12, 2019 | The Washington Post
Last month, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassed 415 parts per million, the highest in human history. Environmental experts say the world is increasingly on a path toward a climate crisis. The most prominent efforts to prevent that crisis involve reducing carbon emissions. But another idea is also starting to gain traction — sucking all that carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it underground.
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Agritech start-up Indigo to pay farmers for soil carbon capture

June 12, 2019 | The Financial Times
Indigo Agriculture, a Boston-based agritech start-up, will start paying farmers to store carbon in soil, as it seeks to spur a novel market that could help address climate change. 
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Boston company says agriculture might hold one solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

June 12, 2019 | The Boston Globe
Agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, with livestock management, deforestation, and other common practices releasing heat-trapping compounds that would otherwise be trapped underground. But agriculture could also help mitigate the problem: By reducing plowing, rotating crops, and planting cover crops on empty fields, farmers can help bury millions of tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by human activity.
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This new marketplace pays farmers to fight climate change

June 12, 2019 | Fast Company
Boston, Massachusetts, June 12, 2019 — One of the biggest solutions for the climate isn’t as obvious as wind power or electric cars. But if farmers make changes to the way they manage soil on farms—and that happened on farmland globally—it could theoretically suck a trillion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, or as much as humans have emitted since the Industrial Revolution.
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CNBC Names Indigo World's Most Innovative Company

May 15, 2019 | Lora Kolodny
Boston, Massachusetts, May 15, 2019 —This Boston-based agricultural technology start-up is creating seed treatments that optimize the health of a plant in order to increase its yield. The aim is to use natural microbiology and tech to improve sustainability, profits for growers and, of course, consumer health. Currently, the company's seed treatments are used for five major row crops — corn, wheat, soybeans, rice and cotton.
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Indigo Among Founding Members of New Sustainability Coalition

February 26, 2019 | Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Raleigh, North Carolina, February 26, 2019 —Today, ten private-sector companies and nonprofit organizations have announced their intent to join together to form the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium. 
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Indigo Named to Fast Company's 2019 Most Innovative Companies List

February 20, 2019 | Fast Company
Boston, Massachusetts, February 20, 2019 — Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, was named one of 2019's Most Innovative Companies, earning #35 overall and #3 in the Food category.
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A Designer Seed Company Is Building a Farming Panopticon

December 13, 2018 | Wired
By Megan Molteni
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Indigo Ag bringing 700 jobs to Downtown Memphis

December 13, 2018 | The Daily Memphian
By Tom Bailey
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Indigo Named a 2019 Best Place to Work

December 11, 2018 | Glassdoor
Glassdoor named Indigo one of the Top Small & Medium Places to Work in 2019, based on criteria including overall job satisfaction, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, and work/life balance. Read more here.
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Indigo Ag lands massive new investment as it pushes new farming practices

September 18, 2018 | The Boston Globe
By Andy Rosen
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Indigo raises $250M, launches marketplace to help farmers get paid for quality grain

September 18, 2018 | TechCrunch
By Kate Clark
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Indigo Raises $250 Million to Bring Tech to Big Agriculture

September 18, 2018 | Bloomberg
By Austin Weinstein
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Indigo Agriculture Closes $250M To Launch Digital Farmer's Market

September 18, 2018 | Forbes
By Christian Kreznar
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Start-Up Spotlight: Indigo Agriculture

August 03, 2018 | Successful Farming
By Laurie Bedord
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To Make Change Happen, Make It Easier To Change

August 02, 2018 | Farm Journal
By Steve Cubbage
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Leading edge agriculture to be feared

July 26, 2018 | Wilmington News Journal
By Wilmington News Journal
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Indigo Ag promotes sustainable farms with integrated wheat program

July 25, 2018 | Kansas Farmer
By P.J. Griekspoor
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Ag News Daily: Tech Tuesday with Indigo

July 24, 2018 | Ag News Daily
Hosted by Michael Pearson, Delaney Howell, & Hannah Pagel
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CoreNet Global New England Chapter Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence

July 24, 2018 | Boston Real Estate Times
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Higher proteins a bright spot as Kansas wheat harvest sees lower yields

July 06, 2018 | Food Business News
By Matt Noltemeyer
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The Natural Connection to Cotton-Seed Selection

July 05, 2018 | California Apparel News
By Dorothy Crouch
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Forbes names Indigo one of the most innovative agtech startups

June 28, 2018 | Forbes
By Alex Knapp, Maggie McGrath, and Chloe Sorvino
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Indigo recognized as top farming automation company

June 28, 2018 | Robotics & Automation News
By David Edwards
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Senate Passes Farm Bill with Incentives for Farmers to Build Soil Health, Sequester Carbon

June 21, 2018 | AgFunder
By Louisa Burwood-Taylor
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Guide: 15 Boston Microbiome Startups to Watch

June 19, 2018 | BostInno
By Srividya Kalyanaraman
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Indigo Ag Makes Bid to Become Agtech Marketplace, Launches Ag Data Platform

June 13, 2018 | AgFunder
By Louisa Burwood-Taylor
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Scientists Want to Replace Pesticides With Bacteria

April 23, 2018 | Bloomberg Businessweek
By Elizabeth G Dunn
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Indigo Ag Hires Chief Supply Chain Officer

April 10, 2018 | World Grain
By Eric Schroeder
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Indigo Named One of the Most Eco-Friendly Companies Hiring

April 08, 2018 | Isabel Thottam
Glassdoor nominated Indigo one of nine most "eco-friendly" companies actively hiring. Indigo also received one of the highest overall ratings (4.4).   
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On-Farm Storage Program Aims at Farm-to-Table

March 01, 2018 | The Hutchinson News
By Chance Hoener
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On-Farm Storage Program Connects Producers with New Markets

March 01, 2018 | AgWeb
By  Katie Humphreys
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Engineering Spotlight: Indigo

February 28, 2018 | VentureFizz
By Keith Cline
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A New Green Revolution?

February 22, 2018 | Jonathan Shaw
Contributed by Jonathan Shaw By 2050, somewhere between nine and 11 billion people will be living on the planet. What will everyone eat? More than half the calories consumed by humans come directly from plants, mainly from grains such as rice, wheat, and corn. But agricultural yields of some of these row crops have already plateaued in a third of world. How to feed everyone—without degrading the environment—may be one of the great social problems of the next generation. Read more
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How Indigo Is Harnessing Nature to Help Feed the Planet

January 12, 2018 | Bloomberg
David Perry, Indigo president and chief executive officer, discusses the company's agricultural technology with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
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We can sustainably feed the world

January 12, 2018 | World Economic Forum
Contributed by David Perry
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Indigo Offers Premium for Indigo Cotton Production

January 09, 2018 | Cotton Grower
By Jim Steadman
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Grain Craft, Indigo partner for identity preserved wheat

January 08, 2018 | High Plains Journal
By Jennifer M. Latzke
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A new crop of microbe startups raises big bucks, takes on the establishment

December 14, 2017 | Nature Biotechnology
By Emily Waltz
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How Plant Microbiomes Could Disrupt Farming

December 11, 2017 | The Innovator
By Jennifer L. Schenker
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Agtech firm with Memphis office closes $203M funding round

December 06, 2017 | Memphis Business Journal
By Elle Perry
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Charlestown ag-tech startup adds $47M from Dubai fund

December 06, 2017 | Boston Business Journal
By Kelly J. O'Brien
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Farming startup Indigo raises $203 million with help from Dubai fund

December 06, 2017 | Reuters
By Heather Somerville
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Indigo Ag Closes $203m Series D with Dubai Sovereign Fund for Microbial Seed Tech, Innovative Business Model

December 06, 2017 | AgFunder
By Louisa Burwood-Taylor
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AgTech Startup Indigo Is Boston’s Newest Unicorn After $156M Series D

September 26, 2017 | BostInno
By Lucia Maffei
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Charlestown ag-tech startup becomes 'unicorn' after $156M round

September 26, 2017 | Boston Business Journal
By Kelly J. O'Brien
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Indigo Harvests $156M to Boost Agtech R&D, Harness Crop Microbes

September 26, 2017 | Xconomy
By Frank Vinluan
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Indigo Agriculture is Boston’s newest ‘unicorn’ startup

September 26, 2017 | The Boston Globe
By Andy Rosen
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Indigo Plows $156 Million Into Sustainable Agriculture

September 26, 2017 | Wall Street Journal
By Brian Gormley
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Tiny organisms could help crops endure droughts

August 21, 2017 | Yale Climate Connections
By Eileen Mignoni
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Boston Startup Hopes Its Seeds Will Help Farmers Cope With Climate Change

August 16, 2017 | WBUR
By Asma Khalid
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Watch: Technology Pioneer Q&A with David Perry at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the New Champions

June 28, 2017 | Indigo Agriculture
What are the most exciting innovations companies are working on around the world? David Perry, CEO and Director of Indigo Agriculture, participates in an exclusive Q&A with the 2017 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers — a group of 30 global companies who are pioneering technology and innovation.
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A Movement Has Begun To Change The Way We Grow Our Food

June 18, 2017 | Forbes
By David Perry
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Agtech Program Will Scour Fields For New Insights

May 11, 2017 | AgWeb
By Ben Potter
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Ag Companies Are Looking To Feed The World With Microbes

March 15, 2017 | vocativ
By Alexandra Ossola
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"From the Ground Up": West Texas cotton yields 10% higher

March 08, 2017 | KBTX
View the interview with Greg Sword, professor of entomology at Texas A&M, on KBTX.
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Agriculture takes promising step towards boosting crop yields

January 10, 2017 | The Financial Times
By Clive Cookson
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10 Mass. companies to watch in 2017

December 31, 2016 | The Boston Globe
At the former Hood dairy plant, scientists working for Indigo Agriculture are trying to coax bacteria and fungi to produce supercharged versions of everyday plants. If they succeed, farmers could begin harvesting crops that require less water and fewer pesticides, all without having to mess with a plant’s DNA. There’s a lot of money betting they can pull it off.
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Farmers Are Manipulating Microbiomes to Help Crops Grow

October 10, 2016 | Wired
By Sarah Zhang
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Microbiome Companies Attract Big Investments

September 18, 2016 | Wall Street Journal
By Brian Gormley
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To save on water, seeds get microbes

July 23, 2016 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A couple of Arkansans are key parts of a Massachusetts agritech research firm's plans to spend some $100 million to help farmers raise crops on less water and eventually help feed the planet's population more efficiently.
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Looking to double headcount, Charlestown food-tech startup raises $100M

July 21, 2016 | Boston Business Journal
By Greg Ryan
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Q&A: Indigo's CEO Reveals the Logic Behind Its Plant Microbiome Technology

July 21, 2016 | BostInno
By Olivia Vanni
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Indigo Raises $100M Series C, the 'Largest' Private Equity Round for an AgTech Co

July 21, 2016 | BostInno
By Dylan Martin
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[VIDEO] Innovating ag & boosting farmers' harvests

July 21, 2016 | CNBC Squawk Alley
By Editorial Staff
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This Bug Startup Just Raised $100 Million To Fight Hunger

July 21, 2016 | Fortune
By Dan Primack
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New Way to Boost Crop Production Doesn’t Rely on GMOs or Pesticides

July 21, 2016 | MIT Technology Review
By Mike Orcutt
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Indigo racks up $100 mln Series C

July 21, 2016 | PE Hub
By Iris Dorbian
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[ARTICLE & VIDEO] A Seed Grows in Boston

July 21, 2016 | TechCrunch
By Signe Brewster 
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New probiotic seeds grow crops that require less water to survive

July 21, 2016 | The Verge
By Alex Brokaw
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Ag-tech startup Indigo raises $100 million new funding round

July 21, 2016 | Reuters
By Heather Somerville
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Indigo’s Microbial Tech for Crops Lands $100M to Fight Plant Stresses

July 21, 2016 | Xconomy
By Frank Vinluan
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Indigo Agricultural Raises $100M for Microbiome Crop Technology

July 21, 2016 | Wall Street Journal
By Tomio Geron
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Indigo Raises $100m in Agtech’s Largest Funding Round, Launches First Seed Coating Product

July 21, 2016 | AgFunder
By Lauren Manning
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Plants have a microbiome just like humans — and it could transform how our food is produced

July 21, 2016 | Business Insider
By Ariel Schwartz
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Indigo raises $100m to help grow hardier crops

July 20, 2016 | The Boston Globe
By Curt Woodward
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Will microbes save agriculture?

June 02, 2016 | The Los Angeles Times
By Geoffrey Mohan
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Indigo Is Researching Microbes So We Can Feed the next Billion People

April 14, 2016 | Big Think
By Natalie Shoemaker
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One Startup’s Plan to Grow More Crops: Put The Germs Back In

February 19, 2016 | The Verge
By Ben Popper 
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These Probiotics For Plants Could Help Feed The World

February 18, 2016 | Fast Company
By Adele Peters
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Startup Indigo wants to use bacteria to create hardy super-crops.

February 18, 2016 | The Boston Globe
By Nidhi Subbaraman
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This Startup Wants to Use Bacteria to Revolutionize How Our Food Is Produced

February 18, 2016 | Fortune
By Beth Kowitt
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Startup Bets Its Magic Touch on Seeds Can Boost Crop Yields

February 18, 2016 | MIT Technology Review
By Mike Orcutt
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Indigo Agriculture Digs Up $30.5M to Bring Probiotics to Plants

February 18, 2016 | Wall Street Journal
By Lora Kolodny
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Indigo Is Mapping Plant Microbiomes To Produce Next Generation Crops

February 18, 2016 | TechCrunch
By Matthew Lynley
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