Will tomatoes be the next big commercial crop for vertical farms?

University of California-Riverside researchers Martha Orozco-Cárdenas (above) and Robert Jinkerson are using CRISPR gene-editing technology to develop short tomato plants that have the potential to be grown in vertical farms and on the International Space Station. Photos courtesy of Robert Jinkerson, Univ. of Calif.-Riverside Photos courtesy of Robert Jinkerson, Univ. of Calif.-Riverside Researchers at University […]

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What makes Henderson County, N.C., so ideal for controlled environment agriculture?

Canadian-based Lakeside Produce has opened a 15-acre greenhouse vegetable operation in Henderson County, N.C., with plans to expand the facility to 45 acres. Photos courtesy of Mark Williams, Agribusiness Henderson County An increasing number of controlled environment growers are looking at Henderson County, N.C., as having the right natural resources and market location for them […]

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AppHarvest Announces Solid Q1 2021 Results in First Quarter as Publicly Traded Company

Company delivered net sales of $2.3 million in line with guidance; reiterates net sales outlook for the year of $20 to $25 million Company’s initial harvesting from flagship Morehead, Ky. facility meeting operating and financial expectations New project developments in Richmond and Berea, Ky. on schedule and budget MOREHEAD, Ky. — AppHarvest, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPH, […]

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Robert Colangelo at Green Sense Farms

Investing in Indoor Vertical Farming

By Robert Colangelo, CEO Green Sense Farms Holdings, Inc. Indoor vertical farms are the new kid on the block, with commercial production farms being a little more than a decade old. The vertical farming market is projected to reach USD 7.3 billion by 2025 from USD 2.9 billion in 2020; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of […]

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BrightFarms Extends Its Indoor Farming Stronghold to the Southeast with New High-Tech Carolina Greenhouse

The opening of the company’s fifth greenhouse puts it on track to double in size and production in 2021, making it the largest producer of indoor-grown greens in the U.S.  IRVINGTON, N.Y. – BrightFarms, the leading grower of indoor leafy greens, is announcing the opening of its latest indoor farm in Hendersonville, NC. The 6-acre greenhouse will produce 2 million […]

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Shenandoah Growers, Virginia

Is the latest technology worth the investment for your hydroponic farm?

Photo: Shenandoah Growers, Virginia Remember: It is possible to operate a successful and profitable hydroponic farm in a hoop house, a greenhouse, vertical farm or even outside in parts of the world. There are only three primary reasons a grower or a farmer should invest in technology. Yet if you listen to anyone in the […]

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Upcoming Webinar: How To Invest In CEA With Confidence

The CEA sector is heating up and is expected to grow 5x over the next 10 years. Investment in CEA has surpassed $2.0B across North America and Europe. Join Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder & CEO at Agritecture, for this 1-hour live webinar to learn more about how to invest confidently in the CEA industry. Title: How To […]

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Vertical Farming World Congress raises expectations

Plans have been announced for the 2nd Vertical Farming World Congress, which will take place on 20-22 September 2021.  The event will be available online, with the aim for as many delegates as possible to meet in person at London Heathrow. With the theme of ‘Raising Expectations’, the conference sessions offer numerous highlights including: Industry […]

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Technology Capital Markets Veteran Tom Liston Appointed VP of Corporate Development for CubicFarm Systems Corp.

Strong Track Record of Shareholder Value Creation with Disruptive Technologies VANCOUVER, BC – CubicFarm® Systems Corp., a local chain agricultural technology company, today announced the appointment of Thomas Liston as Vice President (VP) of Corporate Development. Thomas (Tom) Liston will provide CubicFarms with strategic business development and capital markets advisory services in his role as […]

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Can vertical farming be a viable method of controlled environment production?

Austin Webb, co-founder and CEO at Fifth Season, said even though significant dollars have been invested in vertical farming, much of it has been wasted. Photos courtesy of Fifth Season Fifth Season is using its fully-integrated, automated operating system to crack the economics code for vertical farming with the potential to integrate with greenhouse operations. […]

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AppHarvest Acquires Agricultural Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Company Root AI to Increase Efficiency

Acquisition of Root AI and its signature robot, Virgo, bolsters company’s intelligent tools to produce foods sustainably Root AI CEO Joins AppHarvest as Chief Technology Officer MOREHEAD, Ky., — AppHarvest, Inc., a leading AgTech company and Certified B Corp focused on farming more sustainably using 90 percent less water than open-field agriculture and only recycled rainwater, […]

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CubicFarms Appoints Scientific Advisory Board to Advance Food Production Technology

Press Release – CubicFarm® Systems Corp. (TSXV:CUB) (“CubicFarms” or the “Company”), a local chain agricultural technology company, today announced the appointment of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to guide and advise CubicFarms. The SAB is comprised of top experts in the fields of agriculture and technology. The SAB is primarily responsible for making recommendations to the […]

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To be or not to be? Vertical Farm Standards or Best Practices?

Robert Colangelo, Founding Farmer, Green Sense Farms Holdings, Inc. There is a lot of talk these days about standardizing the design of indoor vertical farms.  One of the beauties of the vertical farming industry is the lack of regulation that has allowed innovation to flourish.  Green Sense Farms has been an early adopter building our […]

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Gotham Greens Greenhouse Interior

Gotham Greens Accelerates Growth with West Coast Expansion

Partnership with University of California will advance research and innovation in indoor agriculture industry SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor agriculture operating high-tech greenhouses across the United States, today announced its latest state-of-the-art greenhouse in California near the University of California-Davis (UC Davis), one of the world’s leading agriculture research and teaching […]

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