Thursday, September 21, 2023

First boxes of microgreens delivered to customers in Northern Norway

"This is an important milestone for us. The construction of the facility in Fauske began this spring, and we sowed the seeds for watercress, radish, broccoli and borage that we are delivering now, six days ago. The plants grow quickly, and we are now delivering them to customers such as Bama and Havila…

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US: USDA signs contract for R&D in CEA vegetable production

AmplifiedAg received a contract award from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Fort Pierce, Florida, to supply vertical farming research labs to the agency's Horticultural Research Laboratory. The labs will be customized to carry out CEA vegetable production research unique to the agency's…

USDA invests $70 Million to expand conservation assistance to underserved producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $70 million in partnerships that will improve outreach to underserved producers and communities to expand access to conservation assistance, including programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as career opportunities. USDA’s Natural…

Denmark: Seasony obtains grant to create image recognition algorithms

Seasony, a supplier of mobile robotics for vertical farming, received a grant from the Danish Innovation Foundation. Launching in Fall 2023, this project aims to create image recognition algorithms that alert vertical farm growers to potential issues in two separate tracks. The first track focuses on…

Dutch 'Prinsjesdag' budget: Cabinet comes to take money from horticulture

With the Budget Memorandum and Budget for next year, a Tax Plan is also drawn up, as a series of fiscal measures or bills to make the plans possible. For Dutch horticulture, there are three: subjecting horticulture to a CO2 levy, phasing out the reduced rate on gas (boiler gas), and phasing out the…

US (PA): Container farm enters into two-year renewable energy agreement

GetBlok Farms© has entered into a two-year renewable energy agreement with ENGIE Resources LLC, a subsidiary of ENGIE North America. This renewable energy purchase includes Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from the Priddy Wind Project GetBlok Farms will receive RECs to match the forecasted consumption for…

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