PIP Seeks Research Applications for Premium Strawberry Flavors

WASHINGTON (October 13, 2021) –Food production faces challenges from climate change, competition for scarce resources and supply chain disruptions. One solution is controlled environment agriculture, which grows a range of crops in controlled spaces and can enhance desirable traits in crops. To advance controlled environment agriculture science, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) Precision […]

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Berry Growers Introduce Innovation Challenge to Solve for Agricultural Plastic Waste

Watsonville, Calif. – Fresh berry leader Driscoll’s has partnered with Think Beyond Plastic to launch an inaugural Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge, which aims to stimulate new recycling processes and the development of alternatives to conventionally used field plastics. Innovators, entrepreneurs, research institutes, start-ups and institutions are encouraged to submit applications for innovative solutions, and winners will have the opportunity to […]

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Winners GreenTech Innovation Awards 2021 announced

Amsterdam – Today the winners of the GreenTech Innovation Awards were announced at the opening of GreenTech Live & Online. The winners out of a total of 20 entries are: Corvus drones BV with Corvus Drones in the category ‘Concept’ and Van Iperen International with GreenSwitch Original in the category ‘Innovation’. Chairwoman Liselotte de Vries (TU […]

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Houweling USA rebrands as LONGVINE GROWING CO, bringing a contemporary brand designed for today’s most influential consumers

This sets the stage for the company to deliver next level brand growth, building off its 25-year history (Mona, Utah, Aug 11th, 2021) Houweling US Holdings, Inc. is launching the Longvine Growing Co as the company rebrands and resets for the next evolution of company growth. The rebranding project was initiated in early 2020 as […]

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iUNU acquires leading indoor agriculture company Artemis

iUNU has completed the acquisition of Artemis, forwarding its mission to provide the most comprehensive technology powering the controlled environment agriculture industry. SEATTLE, Washington, September 27, 2021 — iUNU, the leading AI agtech company, today announced its acquisition of Artemis, the leading enterprise Cultivation Management Platform (CMP). Together, the two companies offer some of the […]

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Plants grown in controlled environments can give newly diagnosed cancer patients more locally available fresh options

Plants grown in controlled environments can give newly diagnosed cancer patients more locally available fresh options Editor’s Note:  Urban Ag News fully understands that many of these crops are not currently grown in greenhouses, hoop houses, high tunnels or vertical farms.  But, that is not as important as the fact that they could be if […]

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UAE Minister of State for Food & Water Security to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at Middle East Agri-Food Briefing, September 27

Her Excellency Mariam Al Mheiri will open the briefing, which will discuss how government leaders, investors, technology companies, food brands and farm operators can collaborate to establish an effective agri-food innovation ecosystem and a food-secure future in the GCC. The inaugural Middle East Agri-Food Briefing will bring together business and innovation leaders from the United […]

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2021 Vertical Farming World Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards were announced on 21 September in an online awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress. The inaugural awards were organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, with support from Headline Sponsor Cultivatd and Category Sponsor Light Science Technologies. Celebrating excellence and innovation across the […]

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Being pushed to the edge – Married, Working Parent, Small Business Owner, Pandemic Survivor – A Middle age Entrepreneurs final gasp in Agtech

Would I recommend an entrepreneurial life to anyone? Absolutely if you have a desire to change the world we live in for the better and want to join the millions of highly skilled entrepreneurs already navigating the journey. Challenges and rewards of being an older entrepreneur With a health warning in place, being an older […]

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Village Farms International Unveils New Corporate Branding and Launches New Website Embodying Evolution to an International, Plant-Based, Consumer Products Company

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 15, 2021 /CNW/ – Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VFF) (TSX: VFF) today unveiled new corporate branding and launched its new corporate website at www.villagefarms.com. Village Farms International, Inc. Logo (CNW Group/Village Farms International, Inc.) Village Farms’ new corporate branding embodies the Company’s evolution over the last four […]

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2021 Vertical Farming World Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards have been published today. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 21 September in a virtual awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress. These inaugural awards are organised by the food and drink experts Zenith Global, with headline sponsorship from Cultivatd and category sponsorship from Light […]

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FIFTH SEASON CEO AUSTIN WEBB JOINS KEYNOTE LINE-UP FOR IN-PERSON INDOOR AG-CON

Fifth Season CEO Austin Webb joins the CEO Keynote Address line-up for the in-person October 4-5, 2021 edition of Indoor Ag-Con at the Hilton Orlando. Themed “Growing Your Business,” the trade show and conference for indoor | vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture will give attendees the opportunity to explore new resources on the expo […]

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Burlington Capital AG-VENTURE Fund LAUNCH

LINCOLN/OMAHA, NEBRASKA — Today, Burlington Capital, along with partner Invest Nebraska, announced the launch and initial closing of a new venture capital seed fund, Burlington Capital Ag-Venture (www.bcagventure.com), focused on Midwest AgTech innovation. Burlington Capital Ag-Venture intends to raise $11 million and expects to do so with a final close at the end of the […]

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6 experts weigh in on what makes their CEA operations successful

By Kasha Dubaniewicz We have 6 industry experts who will share their insights on what it takes to be successful in CEA (controlled environment agriculture) and what the future looks like. Know your crop data back to front  Chris Higgins, GM of Hort Americas and founder of Urban Ag News, has been involved with the […]

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