GreenTech Americas Conference: Controlled environment agriculture

GreenTech Americas will take place from March 12 – 14 at Querétaro Congress Center (QCC) in Mexico. It will focus on bringing together knowledge and cutting-edge technologies for growers in controlled environments in the region of Americas. With 200 companies and more than 3,000 expected attendees GreenTech Americas marks a pivotal moment in shaping a future for the region’s horticulture.Leading […]

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TREND REPORT PART TWO-INDOOR AG-CON 2024: Climate Control, Smart Irrigation, Healthy Super Food

Las Vegas, NV (February 28, 2024) – Indoor Ag-Con returns March 11-12 to Caesars Forum Las Vegas 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 showcasing the most cutting-edge products, services and tools […]

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USDA Launches New Working Lands Climate Corps to Train Future Conservation and Climate Leaders

USDA program will place at least 100 young people in jobs across the country SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new effort to train the next generation of conservation and climate leaders. As part of President Biden’s historic American Climate Corps initiative, the Working Lands Climate Corps will provide […]

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DesignLights Consortium Announces Formation of Horticultural Controls Technical Working Group

Stakeholder panel will provide advice and feedback as the DLC guides the horticultural lighting industry toward connected, integrated lighting solutions MEDFORD, MA – The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today announced the formation of a Horticultural Lighting Controls Technical Working Group that will advise and assist the DLC in efforts aimed at accelerating the horticultural lighting industry’s transition to […]

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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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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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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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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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Bioactives: What are they, why are they important and how will they impact CEA and Ag-tech?

With phytonutrients trending, we want to delve into what we mean by ‘bioactives’ and how they could impact Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Put simply, bioactives are physiologically-active compounds located in plant organelles with the potential to positively impact human health. Studies indicate that consumption of a diet rich in bioactive compounds with antioxidant activity, including […]

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Acuity Brands Reaches Agreements with Current Lighting Solutions, Hort Americas to Expand Acuity’s Horticulture Lighting Offering

Agreements include acquiring horticulture lighting products from Current to be exclusively distributed by Hort Americas, a leading supplier to the controlled environment agriculture market. ATLANTA, November 27, 2023 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (“Company”) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Arize® family of horticulture lighting products from Current Lighting […]

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Village Farms Fresh Supports Local Texas Veteran with Military Makeover

Village Farms Fresh recently partnered with the special home improvement series, Military Makeover hosted by Montel Williams. The company is featured in episode 2 of season 36 that airs on Lifetime TV beginning Friday, November 17 at 7:30am ET and PT. Decorated U.S. Army veteran Carlos Colón-Ruiz who resides in Arlington, Texas, along with his […]

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Ask the Expert: Crop Insurance Options for Urban and Innovative Producers

From the USDA USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) connects agricultural producers with high-quality and affordable crop insurance sold by approved insurance providers. This includes the specific needs of urban and innovative producers, who may have smaller and more specialized operations. In this Ask the Expert, Economist Claire White answers questions about RMA programs and opportunities […]

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CEA Alliance Food Safety Best Practices To Be Featured in IFPA Virtual Town Hall, November 8

The CEA Alliance’s new best practices document Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Controlled Environment Agriculture Produce Production of Leafy Greens and Herbs will be the focus of the International Fresh Produce Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, November 8 at 12:00 Noon Eastern.  The Virtual Town Hall is free to all participants.  The document provides guidance in all […]

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