CNBC named Indigo Ag, a data company connecting farmers directly to grain buyers, as the top “disruptor” of 2019 on its annual list of “forward-thinking start-ups.”
The CNBC Disruptor 50 list, published May 15, features private companies “whose innovations are changing the world and fueling a race between superpowers like the U.S. and China.”
This is the first year that CNBC recognized an agriculture company on the top of the list.
“As the world comes to understand the importance of agriculture, entrepreneurs, investors and farmers will create and support new technologies and approaches,” wrote Indigo President and CEO David Perry in a blog post reflecting on CNBC’s recognition. “This, in turn, will improve the healthfulness and sustainability of how we grow our food, while compensating farmers for their efforts.”
Indigo Ag, an NGFA member, joined a panel of similar companies to discuss its business model during the NGFA’s Country Elevator Conference in St. Louis late last year.