AppHarvest, a Pioneering Developer and Operator of Sustainable, Large-Scale Controlled Environment Indoor Farms, Becomes a Public AgTech Company

AppHarvest and Novus Capital Complete Business Combination AppHarvest to Begin Trading on Nasdaq as “APPH” on February 1, 2021 Company Reaffirms Full-Year 2021 Guidance MOREHEAD, Ky. — AppHarvest (“the Company”), a leading AgTech company and Certified B Corp building and operating some of the country’s largest high-tech indoor farms to sustainably grow affordable, nutritious, chemical […]

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Indoor Ag Science Cafe discusses marketing vertical farm food to consumers

‘Considerations for Marketing Vertical Farm Food Products to Consumers’ by Dr. Bridget Behe (Michigan State University) This presentation given by Dr. Bridget Behe discussed marketing indoor farm produce. Dr. Behe emphasizes that marketing is the communication of the value with consumers and “Why” to sell or buy is the important focus to connect producers and consumers. Dr. […]

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AppHarvest Makes Initial Donation of 2,500 Pounds of Tomatoes to God’s Pantry Food Bank

Company designated portion of first harvest of fresh, sustainably grown tomatoes to feed Kentuckians in need MOREHEAD, KY — AgTech leader AppHarvest today announced it has delivered 2,500 pounds of Beefsteak tomatoes from its first harvest this week to God’s Pantry Food Bank, which will distribute them to those in need. Through its 400-plus distribution […]

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Bowery Farming launches new product category, Farmer’s Selection, with release of mustard frills

These hearty greens with a tingly start and a fiery finish are the first release in Bowery’s new line of rotating, small-batch, wildly flavorful greens curated by Bowery’s R&D team NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 14, 2021) — Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the U.S., unveils a new “Farmer’s Selection” product category, a […]

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USDA’s Stakeholder Call

The Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement is hosting a Stakeholder Call for its Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Grant Program, also known as the “2501 Program”. The session will take place on Monday, January 25, from 1:00-3:00pm EST.  This is an opportunity for USDA to hear feedback from our […]

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Sakata Seed America Increases Food Donations to Yolo Food Bank

Morgan Hill, CA – Sakata Seed America, through its Woodland Innovation Center, significantly increased the volume of fresh produce donations to the Yolo Food Bank in Woodland, CA. “Sakata Seed has been an amazing partner,” says Aliyah Moreno, Yolo Grown Program Coordinator for the Yolo Food Bank. “We have received various types of crops such […]

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Indoor Farming Industry Gets Boost from COVID-19

By Steve Bradley The coronavirus pandemic has caused a major shift in dining out and led many Americans to become more familiar with their kitchens than ever before. In fact, according to the 2020 “America Gets Cooking” report commissioned annually by Hunter, a food and beverage public relations and marketing communications consultant, more than half […]

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Crop One Appoints Craig Ratajczyk New Chief Executive Officer

Agriculture industry veteran brings global expertise to the growing vertical farming company PRESS RELEASE – MILLIS, Mass.– Crop One, an industry-leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming, today announced it has appointed Craig Ratajczyk as the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately. Ratajczyk joins Crop One with extensive leadership experience in the agriculture industry and U.S. […]

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Job searching in horticulture?

Looking for a job in horticulture? We have some current job opportunities you might be interested in: SVP of Production (Multi-Site Vegetable Greenhouses) High growth is forecasted with localized distribution throughout the year.  Prior P&L experience over a minimum of 15 years is expected with cross-functional strategic leadership with the COO, real estate, production, sales […]

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Horticoop appoints Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen CEO

Coöperatief Koninklijk Tuinbouwcentrum Horticoop has pleasure in announcing that Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen will be starting in his role of CEO on the 1st of January, 2021. He will be leading the Horticoop transition, taking over control from the cooperative’s Board, which currently still comprises five members, headed by Joris Elstgeest, who joined the Board as […]

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Horticoop acquires 100% of Smartcoat shares

Horticoop BV is set to take over the remaining 20% interest in Smartcoat owned by the French business Finoxa BV by the end of 2020. This will mean that the manufacturer of shading products will be fully controlled by Horticoop BV. With its characteristic brands Redusystems and Sudlac, Smartcoat is active in more than 50 […]

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Dutch scale-up PlantLab launches first production site in USA

Annual harvest of 420,000 kilos for Indianapolis residents Den Bosch (The Netherlands), December 7 2020 – PlantLab, the Dutch indoor farming pioneer, has opened a new production site in Indianapolis (Indiana). This first-ever ‘Plant Paradise’ in the United States is growing vegetables for the local population at a site that was previously unthinkable – a […]

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Resource Innovation Institute previews new findings in 2021 Cannabis Water Report at MJBizCon Associations Day

Authors share water policy recommendations and recent data that contrasts with oft-cited statistics Press Release – Resource Innovation Institute Executive Director Derek Smith previewed the forthcoming Cannabis Water Report as part of MJBizCon’s 2020 Associations Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The presentation provided information about past and current cannabis cultivation water usage and shared a sneak […]

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U.S. Horticulture Operations Report $13.8 Billion in Sales

Press Release –  On December 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties report, the only source of detailed production and sales data for floriculture, nursery, and specialty crops for the entire United States. The data show that horticulture operations sold a total of $13.8 […]

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