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Are USDA’s Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm risk management resources right for you?

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) may have the coverage you need if you are running a smaller operation. The Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm Program are great risk management options for urban, organic and innovative producers. Whole Farm Revenue Protection provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on the farm under one insurance […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife expands controlled environment horticulture initiatives

Horticultural research remains at epicenter of growing field By Adam Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Communication Specialist Jeff Bednar, owner/operator of Profound Foods in Fairview, is relatively new to controlled environment horticulture. It might surprise any visitor to his 10-acre farm — featuring 10,000 square feet, soon to be 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor […]

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Trend Report-Indoor Ag-Con 2024

Smart Technology, Go Green and Automation  Las Vegas, NV – Indoor Ag-Con returns March 11-12 to Caesars Forum offering attendees an insider look into the driving forces behind the ever-evolving vertical farming | greenhouse | controlled environment agriculture industry. Boasting an expanded Expo Hall with 200 exhibiting companies offering the most cutting-edge products, services and […]

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IUNU Gears Up for New Growth Phase with Sales Leader Don Cronin at the Helm

Positioning for Profitable Expansion While Empowering Growers  SEATTLE, WA – IUNU, a leading automation provider in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), announced the appointment of Don Cronin as its new Vice President of Sales, marking a shift towards accelerated growth and market expansion. This move comes at a pivotal moment for both IUNU and the CEA […]

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Can Vertical Farms be Profitable Using LED Grow Lights?

Bruce Bugbee, professor of crop physiology at Utah State University, refers to the exclusive use of LEDs in closed indoor farms as electric light agriculture. He said no matter how efficient LEDs become, they are still competing with free photons from the sun. Photo by John Frey While controlled environment agriculture continues to expand, there […]

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Urban Producers, Public Invited to Attend Jan. 31 Meeting of Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

All urban producers, innovative producers, and other stakeholders are invited to virtually attend a public meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production on January 31 from 2-3 p.m. ET.  For more info and to register: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_J26CfPVSS8S2zglVIy–3Q?utm_campaign=1226urbganag&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery#/registration

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USDA Appoints New Members to the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

WASHINGTON, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed four new members to the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The new members are replacing four members whose terms are expiring and rotating off the Committee. The Committee is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to support urban agriculture and innovative production, […]

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TRACT announces agtech entrepreneur Allison Kopf as new CEO

Incoming CEO Kopf signals a new era for TRACT, as the sustainability measurement platform prepares for customer launch TRACTTM,, the pioneering new food and agriculture sustainability measurement platform, has appointed Allison Kopf, successful US agtech entrepreneur, as CEO. Kopf will take over in January 2024 from TRACT co-founder Roel van Poppel, who set up and […]

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The Top 5 Indoor Ag Science Café Videos of 2023

The 1st Indoor Ag Science Café of 2024 will be onTuesday, January 16 at 11:00 AM Eastern (UTC-05:00): “Introducing Spinach in Hydroponic Crop Production”by Dr. John Ertle (PP Systems) Please sign up to receive your Zoom link #1 Growing Culinary Herbs under Controlled Environments #2 Hydroponic Spinach #3 Growing leafy greens with a low-pH hydroponic solution for […]

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Adams Administration Secures Funding to Reimagine Farm to School Programming in New York City Schools

New Funding Will Increase Student Connections to Local Fresh Food and Farmers, Targeting Schools in Food-Insecure Communities NEW YORK – Mayor’s Office of Urban Agriculture (MOUA) Executive Director Qiana Mickie announced today at the High School of Environmental Studies in Manhattan that New York City Public Schools’ Office of Food & Nutrition Services (OFNS) is the […]

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Indoor Ag-Con Announces Opening Keynote Speaker: Paul Sellew, Founder and CEO of Little Leaf Farms

Sellew to take the keynote stage on Monday, March 11, 2024 Las Vegas, NV (December 14, 2023) – Indoor Ag-Con is excited to announce Paul Sellew, Founder and CEO of Little Leaf Farms, will give the 2024 edition’s opening morning headline keynote address on Monday, March 11th at 8 am at Caesars Forum Las Vegas. […]

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The Ohio State University offers workshop on Greenhouse Management

The Ohio State University GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Dynamic Growing January 25-26, 2024 Shisler Center, OSU Wooster Campus – in-person and virtual options – Fundamentals plus advanced sessions on controlling greenhouse climate conditions to optimize crop quality. Sessions include: –          Plant nutrition and monitoring for dynamic growing –          Plant response to aerial environmental conditions –          Dynamic environmental set points […]

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Does Quality Matter? If So, Prove It.

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. We all know brands with products and services that represent quality. But have you ever been the person responsible for selling quality? For earning the premium price associated with producing quality products?   Since my first job in 1996, every company I worked for, represented or […]

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ADVANCEA Academy: Intro to Greenhouse Environment Control for Crop Production

Announcing a Course Offering by the ADVANCEA Academy Introduction to Greenhouse Environmental Control for Crop Production January 4 – March 28, 2024 This course is fully online with weekly live sessions on Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern US Time and available via recorded lectures Course Fee: $299 “Introduction to Greenhouse Environmental Control for Crop […]

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