Update on lawsuit to revoke certification for organic producers

PRESS RELEASE – A friend of the court brief filed jointly by the Coalition for Sustainable Organics, the Western Growers Association, the Aquaponics Association and the Scotts Company was formally accepted this past week by the judge in the case seeking to compel the U.S. Department of Agriculture to initiate the formal rule making process to revoke certification of […]

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New Modular Scalable Indoor Vertical Farm Design

Green Sense Farms has been an early adopter and pioneer when it comes to indoor vertical farming. We built our first 20,000 sq. ft. indoor vertical farm in 2012 in Portage, IN. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) has changed greatly since that first farm and so has our company. We started our journey focused on operating […]

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AppHarvest and Save the Children team up to provide East Kentucky Kids hands-on education in growing food, eating healthy

1,600 Children Receive Hydroponic Grow Kits as Part of Grow Green Eat Green Project BEREA, Ky. — Save the Children today announced a new partnership with AgTech leader AppHarvest to help educate children across Eastern Kentucky on how to grow their own nutritious food and the importance of healthy eating. Through the Grow Green Eat […]

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Village Farms’ Clean Energy Subsidiary Renews and Extends Vancouver Landfill Gas Contract to Transition to Renewable Natural Gas Model

Press Release – Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF) (NASDAQ: VFF) today announced Village Farms’ wholly owned subsidiary, Village Farms Clean Energy, Inc. (“VFCE”), has renewed and extended its existing contract with the City of Vancouver under which VFCE receives landfill gas captured by the City of Vancouver at the City’s landfill site in Delta, BC (the “COV LFG […]

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Bowery donates to Maryland Food Bank

Bowery Farming announces $20,000 donation to the Maryland Food Bank

Monetary Donation Driven By Sales Of New Bowery Crispy Leaf Lettuce In Mid-Atlantic Region Bowery Farming (Bowery), the largest U.S. indoor vertical farming company, announced today a $20,000 monetary donation to the Maryland Food Bank, a nonprofit hunger-relief organization dedicated to feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders. Bowery, already a dedicated Maryland […]

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Sustainable Agriculture Opportunity Zone Fund Closes Omaha Investment

The Harvest Returns Sustainable Agriculture Opportunity Zone Fund recently funded the first tranches of an investment in a vertical farm and restaurant business that will produce locally-consumed food year-round in Omaha, Nebraska. The Sustainable Agriculture Opportunity Zone Fund invests to create positive impact to the agriculture industry across economically disadvantaged regions of the U.S. The fund seeks […]

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Running a for-profit business with a not-for-profit mission

Vertical Harvest is using controlled environment agriculture to give people with disabilities the opportunity to improve their livelihoods along with the sustainability and economies of their communities. Jackson, Wyo., might not be the first place you think of when it comes to innovation in controlled environment agriculture. Vertical Harvest, which began operating in 2016, produces […]

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BASF Vegetable Seeds invests in autonomous growing

Data-driven, connected and sustainable vegetable production is the future  Together with corporate and academic partners, BASF Vegetable Seeds is making progress in the application of autonomous growing concepts. The company has already applied the concept to seed production, cultivation of a tomato variety and the screening of hydroponic lettuce varieties. A new project for cucumber […]

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UF economists estimate $55-100M hit to Florida agriculture due to Hurricane Sally

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The combination of crops, livestock and aquaculture products lost as a result of Hurricane Sally will likely be valued between $55 million and $100 million, University of Florida economists predict.  The estimate was released as part of a new document, “Preliminary Assessment of Agricultural Losses and Damages resulting from Hurricane Sally,” from […]

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Autogrow expands into Europe with new role and new farm solutions

Autogrow has ramped up their activity in the Northern Hemisphere by establishing a new Sales Director Europe and U.K. role based in the Netherlands supporting their expanding customer base for new digital farming solutions FarmRoad® and Folium®. CEO Darryn Keiller says, “this expansion into Europe is counter-intuitive during a pandemic however innovation and crop production […]

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GE Current, a Daintree company Donates Horticulture Lighting Fixtures to The Ohio State University

272 Arize Element L1000 LED fixtures are being gifted to OSU’s horticulture program to help bring light to a future greenhouse on campus The greenhouse aims to be operational in 2021 CLEVELAND—GE Current, a Daintree company has gifted 272 horticultural lighting fixtures to The Ohio State University to benefit the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, […]

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AppHarvest to Become a Public AgTech Company

AppHarvest, a Pioneering Developer and Operator of Sustainable, Large-Scale Controlled Environment Indoor Farms, to Become a PublicAgTech Company CNBC highlights AppHarvest announcement Press Release – AppHarvest (“the Company”), a developer and operator of large-scale, high-tech controlled environment indoor farms, and Novus Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: NOVS) (“Novus Capital”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, announced today […]

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