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Sector | Market information

Demand for Lion's Mane mushrooms increases due to medicinal properties

"CO2 emissions per fruit and vegetable product on Albert Heijn's shelves"

New study highlights sustainability of Ontario fruits and vegetables

'The time to invest in vertical farming is now'

Freshfel Europe’s Consumption Monitor -

Europeans still not consuming minimum recommendation of 400 g/day of fresh produce

US: Basil sold across 29 states linked to salmonella infection

UAE: ‘How these vertical farms kept afloat during heavy floods’

California acts to halt Kings County’s groundwater overpumping

NFU rebuts newspaper claims that cheap imports benefit food security

EU/GB border controls update:

Tightening of the rules in the Border Target Operating Model on April 30

Edible flowers cultivation: a growing trend in Ukraine

Red Sea conflict reroutes more shipping to Malaga, Spain

Korean food exporters meet global buyers from 36 countries at Buy Korean Food+

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US: CEA Alliance applauds introduction of bipartisan Senate bill to scale supply chain loan guarantee program at USDA

Efforts to stabilize prices for local agricultural produce in Qatar

Environmental accounting and reporting for CEA operations

Advancing global agriculture from the greater Rotterdam-The Hague area

World Vegetable Map 2024:

Turbulent times for the global vegetable sector

GenAI future is promising:

"Dutch technology can be better integrated with China's horticulture industry"

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CAN: Ottawa looks to robotics to address labor challenges in the ag sector

Agri-tech market contraction drives shift to resilience, sustainability and tech integration

Tom Stenzel, CEA Alliance, on the next farm bill:

Opinion: The winter and summer promise of indoor farming

CAN: Alberta government boosts funding for indigenous businesses

“The primary functional failure point: choosing technology over purpose"

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Tennessee moves to classify 'Vaccine Lettuce' as a drug

Cutting through greenwashing and profitability

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Can the decline in vegetables' nutrient content be reversed?

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How genetically engineered fruits and vegetables will soon emerge as a grocery store ‘selling point rather than a scare tactic’

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Bitcoin mining unlocks Iceland's $9.24M food import gap

What is the cost of a plant growth chamber?

South Korea: The government will improve location regulations, which are obstacles to the growth of the vertical

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Can UK vertical farms keep growing as foreign rivals shrivel?

"Exports have development potential":

“The future development of white strawberries must have brand effect”

US: The mystery of Alabama’s mushroom farms

Lettuce and cabbage most popular crops in CGN plant genebank

USDA

Applications for USDA Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Grants due April 9

US (PA): Shapiro administration invites proposals for $460,000 in PA farm bill grants for high priority specialty crops

Timelapse Panama Canal - Pacific Ocean

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Commission proposes targeted review of Common Agricultural Policy to support EU farmers

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42 CEA companies listed:

The FoodTech500 2023 listing

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Thailand: Lufthansa Group empowers HHN children in Pattaya

US: Governor Glenn Youngkin proclaims March as Virginia CEA month

Photo report:

That’s a wrap on the Indoor AgCon 2024

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US (CA): CDFA program offering grants to help farms sell healthy foods to school districts

Number of U.S. farms decreased 10 percent from 2012 to 2022

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Philippines: The rise of young growers

CAB (AB): Edmonton looks to bring more farming into the city

Is the USDA’s spending on ‘climate-smart’ farming actually helping the climate?

Why are mushrooms sprouting up everywhere on Dubai menus?

CAN: Collaborating for safer food and stronger agriculture

Conference on 27th March 2024 – University of Reading, UK

Horticultural science: from discovery to application

AU: Climate-smart agriculture grants available for Aussie growers

Agrifood systems transformation holds the key to our environmental challenges

Pound experiences unprecedented stability in the UK

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Borneo: Govt wants to work with entrepreneurs to expand hydroponics farming

United States Department of Agriculture

USDA announces grant funding and new resources available for local and regional food systems development

The necessity for industrialization in fresh food production

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European Commission gathers views from farmers and operators in the food supply chain

Business Korea

South Korea: MAFRA proposes Qatar to invest in K-Smart Farm Innovation Valley

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Canadian minimum wage increases to $17.40 an hour on June 1

US (SD): Dakota Fresh Food Hub to showcase South Dakota microgreens

How Saudi Arabia exported tomatoes to Europe for the first time

Indoor farming gaining traction in Malaysia to reduce food imporst

US (CA): Mushroom growers backing 'California Grown' stickers for locally grown mushrooms

Peter Button finds House of Lords report "a missed opportunity for UK horticulture"

“Vertical farming has proven itself capable of being the future of food”

What grants are available for vertical farming?

Bangladesh failing to exploit mushroom export potential

Accelerating growth in the mushroom space

China inks currency swap agreements with over 40 foreign counterparts

UK: Industry, government, and science work together to protect plant health

Hungary is witnessing a growing interest in sustainable farming

UK: Government’s response to horticulture reform is missed opportunity, says NFU

“'It takes a village to raise a child' is a good metaphor for this industry"

How to measure the marketability of vertically farmed produce?

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Data and money in agrifood, what comes first?

US: Farm sector profits forecast to fall in 2024 from record high in 2022

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UK: Industrial Horticulture is at a crossroads – new report urges expansion not decline

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Avoiding future failures in the CEA industry

The difference between risk and uncertainty in agtech investments

China finishes national survey of agricultural germplasm resources

Bangladesh failing to capitalize on mushroom export potential

US (AZ): Exploring the growing trend of microgreens in Tucson

"Vertical farming is a valuable addition to the various cultivation technologies that already exist"

Adoption of aeroponic technology to ensure virus free seed production