Resource Innovation Institute, Leading CEA Producers, and Industry Stakeholders Issue Guide to Environmental Accounting and Reporting

Developed by a team of collaborating entities involved in the CEA Footprint Project, the guide is a how-to resource for energy, water and carbon emissions accounting and reporting  PORTLAND, Ore. (April 8, 2024) —  Resource Innovation Institute (RII),  a not-for-profit, public-private partnership advancing climate resilience, announced today the availability of its “Guide to Environmental Accounting and Reporting for Controlled Environment […]

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GreenTech Amsterdam 2024: Unveiling the future

Experience the future of horticulture at GreenTech Amsterdam, set to host 12,000 visitors and 560 exhibitors, from 11 – 13 June at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. Delve into pioneering topics like ‘Tools and vision in Data and AI’, ‘Greenhouse: The road to a zero footprint?’, and ‘Future vision: A valuable tasty & healthy horticulture’, […]

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Indoor Ag Con 2024 Boosts Worldwide Attendance At Largest Event To Date

16% Attendance Increase For Las Vegas March 11-12, 2024 Event That Drew CEA Industry Members from 49 U.S. States, 31 Countries Indoor Ag-Con marked its 11th edition with increases in attendee and exhibitor participation for its March 11-12, 2024 run at Caesars Forum Las Vegas. The exhibiting company roster grew by 54% with a sold-out […]

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Indoor AgTech: Building Supply Chain Resilience for Fresh Produce

In 2024, Indoor AgTech takes the spotlight for the first time in Chicago, the vibrant agri-food hub of the US. On June 24-25, over 600 growers, investors, suppliers, and retailers at the forefront of the global indoor farming community will come together to explore new business models and technologies driving profitability in CEA. In the […]

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Hort Americas Partners with Utility Rebate Expert Lee Levitt to Enhance Savings and Promote Energy Efficiency for Growers

DALLAS—Commercial horticultural supplier Hort Americas announced today an exclusive partnership with utility rebate specialist Lee Levitt, Energy Advisors 360.  The collaboration marks a significant step in providing comprehensive financial solutions and incentive opportunities for greenhouse growers and vertical farmers across North America. Levitt brings over two decades of experience in utilities, incentives and financial solutions […]

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GreenTech Americas Conference: Controlled environment agriculture

GreenTech Americas will take place from March 12 – 14 at Querétaro Congress Center (QCC) in Mexico. It will focus on bringing together knowledge and cutting-edge technologies for growers in controlled environments in the region of Americas. With 200 companies and more than 3,000 expected attendees GreenTech Americas marks a pivotal moment in shaping a future for the region’s horticulture.Leading […]

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TREND REPORT PART TWO-INDOOR AG-CON 2024: Climate Control, Smart Irrigation, Healthy Super Food

Las Vegas, NV (February 28, 2024) – Indoor Ag-Con returns March 11-12 to Caesars Forum Las Vegas offering attendees an insider look into the driving forces behind the ever-evolving vertical farming | greenhouse | controlled environment agriculture industry. Boasting an expanded Expo Hall with 200+ exhibiting companies showcasing the most cutting-edge products, services and tools […]

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10 Things to see and do at Indoor Ag-Con, the largest and leading event dedicated to indoor agriculture

Explore Expanded Expo Hall with 200 Exhibitors, Be Inspired by Three Compelling Keynotes, Sit in  on Educational Conference Sessions including NEW Cannabis Track, Networking Events  Las Vegas, NV (February 15, 2024) –Indoor Ag-Con, the largest and leading trade show and  conference dedicated to vertical farming | greenhouse | controlled environment agriculture, will return  to Caesars […]

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Quantified Sensor Technology wins challenge Mexico

Quantified Sensor Technology emerged as the winner in the start- and scale-up challenge, a collaborative effort by GreenTech Americas, the Netherlands Embassy in Mexico, the Netherlands Business Support Office Querétaro, UTEQ, and AVAG. The Dutch start-up stood out among 8 notable entries, earning the opportunity to showcase their innovative and sustainable solutions for the Latin […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife expands controlled environment horticulture initiatives

Horticultural research remains at epicenter of growing field By Adam Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Communication Specialist Jeff Bednar, owner/operator of Profound Foods in Fairview, is relatively new to controlled environment horticulture. It might surprise any visitor to his 10-acre farm — featuring 10,000 square feet, soon to be 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor […]

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IUNU Gears Up for New Growth Phase with Sales Leader Don Cronin at the Helm

Positioning for Profitable Expansion While Empowering Growers  SEATTLE, WA – IUNU, a leading automation provider in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), announced the appointment of Don Cronin as its new Vice President of Sales, marking a shift towards accelerated growth and market expansion. This move comes at a pivotal moment for both IUNU and the CEA […]

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Can Vertical Farms be Profitable Using LED Grow Lights?

Bruce Bugbee, professor of crop physiology at Utah State University, refers to the exclusive use of LEDs in closed indoor farms as electric light agriculture. He said no matter how efficient LEDs become, they are still competing with free photons from the sun. Photo by John Frey While controlled environment agriculture continues to expand, there […]

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TRACT announces agtech entrepreneur Allison Kopf as new CEO

Incoming CEO Kopf signals a new era for TRACT, as the sustainability measurement platform prepares for customer launch TRACTTM,, the pioneering new food and agriculture sustainability measurement platform, has appointed Allison Kopf, successful US agtech entrepreneur, as CEO. Kopf will take over in January 2024 from TRACT co-founder Roel van Poppel, who set up and […]

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Does Quality Matter? If So, Prove It.

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. We all know brands with products and services that represent quality. But have you ever been the person responsible for selling quality? For earning the premium price associated with producing quality products?   Since my first job in 1996, every company I worked for, represented or […]

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