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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Team ‘Koala’ winner of first phase Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

During the Online Challenge 46 teams from 24 countries grew virtual lettuce with the help of artificial intelligence, and evaluated images of lettuce in different growth stages. The U.S.-based team ‘Koala’ has won the Online Challenge, the first phase of the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, organized by Wageningen University & Research […]

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Village Farms sponsors produce for kids

PUBLIX CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF FEEDING AMERICA Village Farms is pleased to take part once again in the annual effort with Produce for Kids, and its valued retail partner Publix, in support of Feeding America.  Feeding America is the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, that helps 1 in 7 Americans and provides 4.3 billion meals annually […]

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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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Purple sweet potato

By beotanics.com Due to their high levels of nutrients and minerals along with their resistant nature, sweet potatoes have become a crop of great importance globally. With 95% of sweet potato cultivation occurring in developing countries. It is evident from known research that this crop is considered to be a true ‘superfood’, and is often […]

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Study Finds Technology, Investments Key to Improving Post-Pandemic Food Supply Chain

INDIANAPOLIS – AgriNovus Indiana, a non-profit initiative focused on growing Indiana’s agbioscience economy, released a new study today that found aggregate losses from the global pandemic cost Indiana food producers an estimated $500 million and highlighted a food chain going through disruption and evolution at the same time. Developed in partnership with researchers at Purdue University and […]

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Could controlled environment agriculture change the face of American farming?

Ramel Bradley thinks so. The community director at AppHarvest is talking to students and communities across the country about the benefits of locally-grown food and the agtech used to produce it. [Photo above: Ramel with students and faculty from Breathitt High School in Jackson, Ky. on Jan. 15 at the opening of the school’s new […]

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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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AppHarvest Announces First Harvest of Tomatoes from Flagship High-Tech Indoor Farm Shipping to Grocery Stores

The Beefsteak tomatoes are chemical pesticide-free, non-GMO and sustainably grown with 100% recycled rainwater; will first arrive in select national grocery stores this week January 19, 2021 (Morehead, Ky.)—AppHarvest, a leading AgTech company building some of the country’s largest high-tech indoor farms to grow affordable, nutritious fruits and vegetables at scale, has announced that its […]

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Penn State Extension to host FSMA produce-safety grower webinar

The Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training webinar is for fruit and vegetable growers, and other persons, interested in learning about product safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the […]

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Discovering Gaps in Food Safety Practices of Small Texas Farms

Survey Identifies Key Areas for Future Food Safety Training PRESS RELEASE – A survey of small farmers in Texas identifies a significant gap in food safety protocols and resources, increasing the risk of produce contamination and foodborne illness. Very few small growers –  most of whom are not required to follow federal food safety guidelines –  […]

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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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Urban Foods Systems Symposium in October will focus on climate, community, security, production and distribution

All things food in and for urban areas will be in focus during the 3rd Urban Food Systems Symposium scheduled for virtual delivery on Wednesdays in October and hosted this year by Kansas State University and K-State Research and Extension. 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium online sessions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

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