Final Rules for Food Safety published in the Federal Register

The final rules for Food Safety and MA were published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 27, 2015.  Attached are the official published documents for the following: • Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; • Environmental Impact Statements: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of […]

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Shan Halamba CEO of RIOCOCO wins Stevie Gold Award

Shan Halamba, CEO of RIOCOCO, Wins Stevie Gold Award — Executive of the Year — at 12th Annual International Business Awards IRVING, TX–(Marketwired – October 27, 2015) – Irving-based entrepreneur Shan Halamba, CEO of Texas-based Ceyhinz Link International, Inc., won the Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year, Management Award under the category of […]

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HydroGarden: Zero Food Miles!

College goes hydroponic as students grow their own ingredients on-site! Horticulture and hospitality students at Peterborough Regional College have embarked on a collaborative initiative with Local Roots Limited which will reduce the food miles associated with some of the ingredients used in the College’s own Parcs Restaurant to zero. Led by sustainability experts Dr. Ian Tennant […]

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Hort Americas Sponsors Tour de Fresh Ride

BEDFORD, Texas, Sept. 22, 2015 — Hort Americas is a proud sponsor (and rider participant) of the Tour de Fresh. This one-of-a-kind collaborative event unites the most significant brands and influencers in the fresh produce industry for a four-day cycling event that raises funds to benefit the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. The […]

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The Final Day of #ICCEA2015 and more on the FDCEA

Day 3 – The Final Day… As the attendees filled the seats on day 3 one could tell that they were getting tired.  Not tired of being at the show and not tired of learning.  Much like you see an athlete at the end of intense competition, they were simply getting physically tired.  BUT, just […]

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International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture – Networking

(I bet you all thought I forgot!  Nope, just needed to take a little vacation after a really busy spring.) Day 2 As promised here is the second installment of my recap from the 2015 International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (#ICCEA2015) in Panama City, Panama. As day 2 started, I noticed that the atmosphere was much different […]

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Controlled Environment Ag: Powerful tool Amazing opportunities Part 1 of ICCEA 2015

Wow!  The International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture in Panama was simply amazing.  Vendors, speakers, panelist and participants all had only positive comments regarding the content of the presentations and the opportunities for networking.  So, As I promised in my last post, here are the highlights from my first few days in Panama City (which I will break into […]

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International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture is Almost Here! ICCEA 2015

Spring is simply flying by!  Its been one month since we released the Issue 9 of Urban Ag News.  This was by far our best and most read issue.  For those that have never read one of our issues, let me provide you an understanding of our mission: Our MISSION is to become the leading connector […]

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Mattawan Later Elementary thanks “Tour de Fresh”

Mattawan Later Elementary School would like to thank “Tour de Fresh” and all their fundraisers for the two wonderful new Salad Bars. Myself and everyone at Mattawan Later Elementary School would like to thank you and all of the Tour de Fresh sponsors and fundraisers for the beautiful new salad bars. When we set up the […]

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Local By Atta

Local By Atta is an indoor urban farm located in Moncton, Canada. It grows lettuce, greens and herbs hydroponically and specializes in offering pesticide-free produce year-round. It’s focus is on growing locally for local consumers. Its mission is to become a leader in the emergence of economically-, socially- and environmentally-responsible urban agriculture in Atlantic Canada. […]

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Academic Survey: Intensive Greenhouse and Indoor Production of Food and Ornamental Crops

Urban Ag News invites you to participate in an academic research survey on intensive greenhouse and indoor production of food and ornamental crops. Help us in supporting the universities conducting this research!   Dear Grower, We are horticultural scientists doing academic research in controlled-environment agriculture, including indoor as well as greenhouse production of ornamental and […]

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ICCEA Gaining Media Attention

Radio Panamá has interviewed ICCEA’s David Proenza. “The conept of the vertical greenhouse is to produce on many levels. In this method of production, we work with LED lights,” said David Proenza, who has been using this method of vertical production for three years. In this system, LED lights substitute the sun and collaborate in […]

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ICCEA Panama Continues to Add Amazing Speakers

As #ICCEA2015 in Panama gets closer, I am getting more excited for this unique opportunity. Why? It is simple, the list of speakers and panelist continue to grow and become more and more impressive. I have already highlighted some of the speakers including industry leading researchers and professors like Dr. Kozai (Chiba University), Dr. Marcellis […]

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Panama to Offer Protected Ag Incentives

Whether it is vertical farming, plant factories, city farming, urban agriculture, greenhouse growing or rooftop farming it appears that people around the world are interested in the opportunities in controlled environment agriculture. From inspirational drawings to increased news articles and from blogs to social media the amount of “chatter” has increased drastically over the past […]

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