USDA Invests $9M to Expand Reach and Increase Adoption of Climate-Smart Practices

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today a $9 million investment in new Cooperative Extension and USDA Climate Hubs partnerships to bolster climate research and connect and share climate-smart solutions directly with the agricultural community. “The Cooperative Extension system and the USDA Climate Hubs have unmatched capacity to reach agricultural, Tribal and underserved […]

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Capsum and iFarm Announce Joint R&D Project in France

Capsum and iFarm Launch Sustainable Vertical Farming R&D Project to Create Innovative Cosmetics Marseille (France), Helsinki (Finland) Scientific cosmetics manufacturer, Capsum (France), and agricultural technology company, iFarm (Finland) have signed a cooperation agreement and are set to launch a cutting-edge farm-laboratory to enhance the creation of innovative beauty products. As part of a pilot project, […]

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Is your greenhouse or vertical farm operating sustainably?

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Design Standards (CEADS) will provide CEA growers with a means of doing a self-evaluation of their operations to achieve sustainability certification. The Controlled Environment Agriculture Design Standards (CEADS) certification program will enable CEA growers to identify those areas within their companies that are operating sustainably and where improvements can be made […]

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BrightFarms CEO Steve Platt & Cox Enterprises VP Steven Bradley kick off Indoor Ag-Con 2022 with opening morning keynote address

Platt & Bradley Headline Full Roster of Education, Networking & Expo Floor Innovations for Feb. 28–Mar. 1, 2022 Edition In Las Vegas PRESS RELEASE — BrightFarms CEO Steve Platt and Cox Enterprises VP Steven Bradley will lead the opening morning keynote address for the 9th annual edition of Indoor Ag-Con, scheduled for Feb. 28 – […]

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Pure Green Farms Chooses iUNU’s LUNA Platform to Advance Automation and AI

SOUTH BEND, Indiana —Pure Green Farms is a greenhouse operator  growing leafy greens in South Bend, Indiana. They recently received investment from Taylor  Farms, the leading North American producer of salads and healthy fresh foods with over 122,200  acres of field grown products and 16 salad producing facilities across North America.   Pure Green Farms operates […]

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AppLit: The story of how companies can come together to strengthen communities

By Chris Higgins, President of Hort Americas During the very early months of the pandemic, our friends at AppHarvest came to us with a challenge. They wanted to know if Hort Americas could help them source lights that were: 1. Made in the USA. 2. Made in the Appalachian region. 3. Made at a cost equal or less than the competition offers. […]

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Hort Americas and GE Current on mission: How can you make LED grow lights more affordable?

Geographic location is a major driver in who qualifies for a utility rebate and how many rebate dollars are available for specific projects. Photo courtesy of Hort Americas Article originally published by Hort Americas Hort Americas is working with Current to ensure their customers receive the maximum utility rebates for their LED grow light purchases. […]

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BLOOMBERG – AgTech: The Role of Tech in a New Green World

On Tuesday, November 9th, Bloomberg hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss how decision-makers in the AgTech industry are utilizing technology to give business and society new tools to tackle the world’s most perplexing issues. Through the lens of emerging technologies, we will examine how local economies can utilize technology to become more self-sufficient in agriculture, […]

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Industry Leaders Collaborating to Decarbonize Agriculture Supply Chain

New partnership marks the first-of-its-kind industry collaboration to identify CO2 e emissions across supply chains Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 (San Francisco, CA) – BRF, Raízen, Rumo, AMAGGI and SINAI Technologies, announced today a first-of-its-kind collaboration to collect, calculate, forecast and share primary emissions data across the global supply chain to drive industry mitigation and decarbonization.  […]

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Casting Call For All Early Stage Indoor Farmers: Transform your indoor farm!

Media, PA – The Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, a U.S. based  company that supports the growth and development of the vertical and indoor farming industry,  is partnering with a leading television and network production company, ITV, which is making a  documentary series on indoor farmers. The show will follow the stories of American […]

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Could Spirulina be the next super-nutraceutical to be widely grown in indoor vertical farms?

Image above: Algae production using a geothermal energy source. Image credit: Algaennovation, Iceland. Who fancies some blue food? Really?  The theory of food colour confusion may originate from us being strongly aroused by foods on the red spectrum. Research published in Nature recently showed that we are more attracted to red coloured foods as they […]

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UA-CEAC’s 21st Annual Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course

Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the 21st Annual Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course! March 7, 8, and 9, 2022 This three-day event will be hosted both online and on-site at the center and will cover a variety of topics from academia experts and industry leaders. Limited seats […]

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USDA ARS Selects AmplifiedAg as its First Vertical Farming Platform; Launches CEA Study to Develop New Industry Standards

Agency will utilize AmplifiedAg’s advanced hydroponic container-based vertical farming platform to study crop production, food safety, market quality, and nutrition of produce grown in controlled agriculture environments CHARLESTON, SC, — As vertical farming and other forms of modern indoor agriculture continue to evolve and transform the food supply, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural […]

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OptimIA Job Posting Website

Are you hiring or searching for a new career opportunity in the controlled environment industry (greenhouse or indoor farm)? The Optimizing Indoor Agriculture (OptimIA) multi-state university research and extension team has developed an available positions tab on their website: http://scri-optimia.org/jobs.php If you would like your position advertised (free of charge), please e-mail: Chieri Kubota (kubota.10@osu.edu) or […]

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