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Little Leaf Farms, the best-selling greenhouse grown lettuce in the US, doubles greenhouse growing capacity and broadly expands across East Coast

The company also recently bought 180 acres of land in McAdoo, Pennsylvania and has plans to build another state-of-the-art greenhouse there to further distribution down the East Coast of the sustainably-grown lettuce

Magnetic Field Treatment of Seeds: A Novel Agritech Initiative

The Directorate of Seed Research under Indian Council of Agriculture Research in collaboration with MIM, between 2011- 2016 undertook studies on pre-treatment of seeds to Pulsed Magnetic Fields (PMF) involving several Indian agricultural universities.

Case Study - Asparagus Picking Agricobot

ST Robotics has been making and selling low cost bench top robots for 3 decades. Along the way we have been involved in a wide range of applications and projects. One major application area is agriculture.

Food Industry Automation: Improving Efficiency, Quality Control, and Traceability

Automation can make a profound difference in the processes that are involved in getting food from the field to the grocery store, and onto the tables of millions of people. Automation can make a positive difference in food production, especially during the time of COVID-19.

Space to Grow, or Grow in Space – How Vertical Farms Could Be Ready to Take-off

Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi, but there is a growing environmental and economic case for them, according to new research laying out radical ways of putting food on our plates.

Urban Farming Spotlight: Singapore

Urban farming in Singapore is becoming a central focus of the government and local organizations. The whole country of Singapore seems to be coming together, to find innovative ways to increase local agriculture in a very urban setting.

Feeding Frontline Communities

Congress has a golden opportunity to create jobs and deliver nutritious, local, and sustainable produce to people who live in frontline and food desert communities. These are the people who suffer the most from a lack of access to nutritious produce.

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IDTechEx Identifies Innovative Companies Changing the Face of Vertical Farming

Investors and entrepreneurs alike are excited about the potential of vertical farming to revolutionize the global food system and some vertical farming companies have raised dizzying amounts of money.

Graze Introduces Next Generation of Intelligent, Fully Autonomous Electric Commercial Mowing

New model futurizes lawn mowing care, quality and efficiency to target a $53B Market opportunity, $19M already in pre-order

Agtech Startup iFarm Raises $4M for Automated Indoor Farming

The company will use the funding to develop its iFarm Growtune tech platform that enables operations of multiple varieties of vertical farms and quadrupling the number of plants available to iFarm's tech.

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Infarm raises $170M during pandemic to grow largest urban vertical farming network in the world

With Infarm's cloud-connected farming facilities expected to jump from 500,000 sq ft by the end of 2020 to over 5,000,000 sq ft by 2025, this fresh capital infusion will power investment in infrastructure, research and development and hiring to drive global growth.

JLT Mobile Computers launches 10-inch rugged Android VMT to fit into tight vehicle cabins

JLT's new RISC-based VM3010A computer brings the efficiency advantages of Android to a rugged vehicle-mount form factor and is ideal for use in harsh environments such as agriculture, transportation and warehousing

New Partners Move Discovery Park of America Closer to One Million Dollar Goal for New Exhibit on Innovation in Agriculture

Discovery Park of America has announced new partners and more details for "AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival," a permanent exhibit dedicated to telling the story of innovation in agriculture. The exhibit will open Dec. 5, 2020 in the Simmons Bank Ag Center. The total amount of funds raised for this exhibit so far is $935,000.

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Baja's Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance
Baja's Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance

Baja's Full Cantilever Carports for Optimal Coverage and Performance

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Baja Construction Inc.

We are a highly specialized construction company committed to approaching your job in a manner that will deliver the best all-around results - designing and engineering steel structures, with a proven track record of execution. Whether the roof of your shade structure is comprised of solar panels or roofing material, we are experts in designing, engineering, supplying and installing the most cost-effective structure to meet your design details and budgetary needs.