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Urban Crop Solutions and Rudi Pauwels Establish Research Centre in Spain

Urban Crop Solutions (UCS) and Dr Rudi Pauwels will set up a research centre on indoor farming applications in southern Spain. Research at the centre will focus on the impact of climate change on crops in Southern Europe, while working on optimising the nutrient content.

Freight Farms Raises $17.5M Series B3 to Address Access and Sustainability in the Food System Through Container Farming

This funding will help the hydroponic container farming company expand its customer base and increase reach of its farms to more remote areas and urban centers

Harrison Poultry Selects NORD DRIVESYSTEMS to Power Their State-of-the-Art Feed Mill

The NORD solutions eliminated the need for outdated shives/pulleys/belts/guards, etc. They also use a direct-drive concept that is much safer and more efficient.

Auburn University Department of Horticulture’s Freight Farming Program

The two Freight Farms at Auburn University are a part of the college’s horticulture program. They live in the Transformation Garden, an open-air classroom that is a beautiful spot on campus for all students to enjoy and learn.

Vertical Distribution of Growing Plants Results in Less Land and Soil Used

Using a close looped water recycling system, Kalera uses an estimated 95% less water than traditional field farming. This is especially important for the western parts of the United States

Hybrid Microgrid System Helps Company Meet Production and Sustainability Goals

Themar al Emarat selected the local Cat® dealer, Al-Bahar, to design, install and commission a comprehensive hybrid microgrid solution from Caterpillar that fully integrates advanced power generation, control and monitoring technologies.

How Urban Agriculture Is Transforming Cities

Urban agriculture is a growing trend across the country and around the world. In many cities, vertical hydroponic greenhouses and other urban agriculture facilities are making life greener, healthier, and all-around better for residents.

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Current Agribusiness Challenges - Prepare for the Unexpected

From manufacturing milk and cheese to housing livestock and transporting cakes across the country, agribusiness is a vast, interconnected web of industries working towards one goal: The distribution of food.

INFARM SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATES THE TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL OF INDOOR-GROWN WHEAT

This pioneering, high-yield success marks a significant milestone towards climate-resilient agriculture and food security.

AppHarvest opens 30-acre high-tech indoor farm to grow strawberries and cucumbers in Somerset, Ky.

Somerset is third in AppHarvest’s expected four-farm network scheduled to open this year, which will include 165 acres helping to make AppHarvest a leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) producer

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Alfa Chemistry Starts to Provide Alcohol-functionalized Pheromone for Pest Management

Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry released alcohol-functionalized pheromones, which is another step to further enrich its offering of various specialty chemicals.

GoodLeaf Farms Supports Innovative Agriculture in Quebec

THE GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC BACKS PROJECT THAT WILL DRIVE AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION AND BOLSTER QUEBEC'S FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

Mowreq and YesHealth Group initiate Saudi Arabia JV

• This will be the largest indoor vertical farm in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the tallest in the Middle East region. • The farm will supply 2,000 kilograms of fresh leafy vegetables, daily, to consumers in Riyadh and the surrounding area. • Located 20 kilometers from central Riyadh, the farm will offer a low-carbon alternative to imported produce, saving countless food miles.

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