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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Vertical Farm Daily interviews Chris Higgins, UAN founder and co-owner of Hort Americas

Standardization to build a vertical farming industry or building customized farms that keep cost high? Author: Rebekka Boekhout. © VerticalFarmDaily.com There are a lot of new ideas being trialed within the indoor farming space. “One of the hurdles I see is that it’s expected that there are standardized products available that will fit the new […]

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Don’t miss the Agritecture Xchange virtual conference

Agritecture Xchange is a virtual conference connecting key innovations in the field ofAgTech to the future health of our cities. In the faceof climate change, rising populations, rapid urbanization – and a global pandemic – cities face increasing pressure to forge new partnerships and attract innovative solutions to guarantee thefood security of their residents. Unique […]

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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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More than 6,300 professionals signed up for GreenTech Live & Online

Amsterdam – Over 6,300 horticulture professionals signed up for the virtual show GreenTech Live & Online on 20, 21 and 22 October. Attendees from 107 countries watched 53 knowledge sessions with 121 speakers. Visitors, exhibitors and speakers made in total 3,431 matches. Research showed that the quality of the show was rated very good. What did the […]

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BASF Vegetable Seeds invests in autonomous growing

Data-driven, connected and sustainable vegetable production is the future  Together with corporate and academic partners, BASF Vegetable Seeds is making progress in the application of autonomous growing concepts. The company has already applied the concept to seed production, cultivation of a tomato variety and the screening of hydroponic lettuce varieties. A new project for cucumber […]

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Making capital expenditure decisions during times of uncertainty e.g. COVID-19

By Silver Fern. Originally shared with GPN If you are an owner or manager of a business, you are likely an operator and an investor. As an investor, you decide what to do with the capital you have. Should you: 1) keep it in cash, 2) reinvest in your business, or 3) return it to […]

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CEA Food Safety Coalition to lead Indoor Ag-Conversations Webinar September 9, 2020

Experts From Leading Indoor Farms To Discuss Food Safety Challenges & Opportunities Unique to CEA Press Release — The CEA Food Safety Coalition will bring together a panel of food safety experts from Bowery Farming, Planted Detroit, Plenty, and BrightFarms to discuss “Food Safety Challenges and Opportunities Unique to CEA” on September 9, 2020 from […]

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Autogrow releases public API to empower growers

Autogrow has released a public API (Application Programming Interface) allowing connectivity between their Folium sensor network and other farm sensor data. “Growers currently feel frustrated by not having systems that speak to each other. And the truth is that, until other large industry players also provide public APIs, growers are always going to be constrained […]

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Agtech Startup iFarm Raises $4M for Automated Indoor Farming

Helsinki, Finland – iFarm, a startup that provides innovative solutions for growing fresh greens, berries and vegetables, raised $4M in funding. The round was led by Gagarin Capital, that previously invested in the project. Other investors include Matrix Capital, Impulse VC, IMI.VC and several business angels. The company will use the funding to develop its  […]

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HortiCann Light & Tech Conference Goes Virtual

PRESS RELEASE – Endeavor Business Media and the HortiCann Light + Tech event team have closely monitored the developments around the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest intention of protecting the health and safety of its attendees, instructors, exhibitors, sponsors and employees. In these efforts to host a safe and productive event, the decision has been […]

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Swegreen’s first automated farming unit takes place at ICA Focus in Gothenburg

Swegreen inks contract with ICA Focus in Gothenburg, to become the exclusive producer of hyper locally grown vegetables via an automated cultivation system inside the store itself. The agreement is based on Swegreen’s subscription-based Farming-as-a-Service, which gives food retailers and restaurants the opportunity to offer their customers fresh crops all year round – harvested directly […]

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Autonomous Greenhouse Forum on September 10

“Let’s talk about Autonomous Greenhouse” Date: September 10, 2020 Time: Starting at 12PM Eastern (~2.5 hrs) Place: Zoom (hosted by OSU) More info: Forum info site RSVP: Please pre-register, click here Autonomous greenhouse is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) in CEA but will become critical for our future development of CEA technologies (including applications to low […]

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Farm Tech Society, Indoor Ag-Con partner to present ‘Future of Farming | Educating the next generation to make CEA scalable’

New Session Joins Indoor Ag-Conversations Webinar Series,August 19, 2020 From 2-3 pm EST Press Release — As the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry grows, companies are facing greater shortages in qualified talent. How can innovation in training and education accelerate the industry to the benefit of all? Hosted by the Farm Tech Society and Indoor […]

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