US: Why indoor farming is less prevalent in North Dakota

Agriculture is one of the main drivers of North Dakota’s economy, but the vast majority of it takes place outside, in a state where we experience lengthy winters.

Your News Leader wanted to know why indoor farming, such as greenhouses, isn’t more common.

Jim Hennessy, an agent with Mountrail County, said factors like soil blend, temperature, and moisture are easier to control with indoor farming.

However, he said outdoor farms are able to cover much more ground, and industrial indoor farming input costs are high, especially during winter.


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