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AppHarvest Makes Initial Donation of 2,500 Pounds of Tomatoes to God’s Pantry Food Bank

Company designated portion of first harvest of fresh, sustainably grown tomatoes to feed Kentuckians in need MOREHEAD, KY — AgTech leader AppHarvest today announced it has delivered 2,500 pounds of Beefsteak tomatoes from its first harvest this week to God’s Pantry Food Bank, which will distribute them to those in need. Through its 400-plus distribution […]

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USDA’s Stakeholder Call

The Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement is hosting a Stakeholder Call for its Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Grant Program, also known as the “2501 Program”. The session will take place on Monday, January 25, from 1:00-3:00pm EST.  This is an opportunity for USDA to hear feedback from our […]

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Sakata Seed America Increases Food Donations to Yolo Food Bank

Morgan Hill, CA – Sakata Seed America, through its Woodland Innovation Center, significantly increased the volume of fresh produce donations to the Yolo Food Bank in Woodland, CA. “Sakata Seed has been an amazing partner,” says Aliyah Moreno, Yolo Grown Program Coordinator for the Yolo Food Bank. “We have received various types of crops such […]

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Crop One Appoints Craig Ratajczyk New Chief Executive Officer

Agriculture industry veteran brings global expertise to the growing vertical farming company PRESS RELEASE – MILLIS, Mass.– Crop One, an industry-leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming, today announced it has appointed Craig Ratajczyk as the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately. Ratajczyk joins Crop One with extensive leadership experience in the agriculture industry and U.S. […]

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Job searching in horticulture?

Looking for a job in horticulture? We have some current job opportunities you might be interested in: SVP of Production (Multi-Site Vegetable Greenhouses) High growth is forecasted with localized distribution throughout the year.  Prior P&L experience over a minimum of 15 years is expected with cross-functional strategic leadership with the COO, real estate, production, sales […]

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Horticoop appoints Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen CEO

Coöperatief Koninklijk Tuinbouwcentrum Horticoop has pleasure in announcing that Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen will be starting in his role of CEO on the 1st of January, 2021. He will be leading the Horticoop transition, taking over control from the cooperative’s Board, which currently still comprises five members, headed by Joris Elstgeest, who joined the Board as […]

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Horticoop acquires 100% of Smartcoat shares

Horticoop BV is set to take over the remaining 20% interest in Smartcoat owned by the French business Finoxa BV by the end of 2020. This will mean that the manufacturer of shading products will be fully controlled by Horticoop BV. With its characteristic brands Redusystems and Sudlac, Smartcoat is active in more than 50 […]

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Resource Innovation Institute previews new findings in 2021 Cannabis Water Report at MJBizCon Associations Day

Authors share water policy recommendations and recent data that contrasts with oft-cited statistics Press Release – Resource Innovation Institute Executive Director Derek Smith previewed the forthcoming Cannabis Water Report as part of MJBizCon’s 2020 Associations Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The presentation provided information about past and current cannabis cultivation water usage and shared a sneak […]

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U.S. Horticulture Operations Report $13.8 Billion in Sales

Press Release –  On December 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties report, the only source of detailed production and sales data for floriculture, nursery, and specialty crops for the entire United States. The data show that horticulture operations sold a total of $13.8 […]

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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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AppHarvest Plants First Tomato Crop with Harvest Expected in Grocery Stores Early Next Year

AppHarvest today announced it has planted its first tomato crop at the company’s high-tech controlled environment agriculture facility in Morehead, Ky. The crop is scheduled to be harvested and available at leading U.S. grocery stores in early 2021.  The Morehead facility spans 2.76 million square feet, the equivalent of 45 football fields. It’s the first […]

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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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