UK indoor growers can act now to reduce rising energy costs impact, says AgTech firm

The UK's CEA sector will suffer the full impact of the steep rise in energy costs forecasted this year but there are energy efficient solutions available to help combat it, says leading AgTech company Light Science Technologies (LST).

Light Science Technologies appoints new National Account Manager

AgTech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) has welcomed a new National Account Manager to its team in response to a period of intensive growth for the company, as the market is predicted to soar over the next three years.

Top 5 AgriTech trends for 2022

Against the backdrop of the pandemic, AgriTech has steadily risen to the fore, as 2021 exposed global supply chain weakness and the urgent need to address climate change, triggering a shift in mindset with the way we grow our food. These technological advancements in a range of solutions are set to persist as Agritech entrepreneurs and investors will expect greater tech-driven innovation in the coming year. Light Science Technologies looks at the top five key AgriTech trends to watch out for in 2022.

NZ AgriTech Startup Aims to Deliver Farm Automation Through A.I.

Last January, Auckland-based greenhouse automation and technology company, Autogrow split into two separate entities, leading to the creation of WayBeyond. The purpose of this new digital farming company is to focus on providing smart farming solutions on a global scale.

Kalera to Go Public on NASDAQ through Merger with Agrico Acquisition Corp.

• Transaction to result in Kalera becoming a publicly listed company on NASDAQ and delisting from Euronext Growth Oslo exchange during Q2 2022. • This all-stock transaction creates a combined company with an equity value of approximately $375 million on a fully diluted pro forma basis, assuming no redemptions from Agrico's shareholders.

Saudi Arabia and UAE AgTech Firm Red Sea Farms Selects WaterScarce US states for International Expansion

· Technologies developed and delivering commercial and environment benefits in the Middle East to be deployed in US · Potential to be used in water-scarce and abundant sunlight parts of the US · Low energy, waterless climate control technologies and salt tolerant crops to be trialled with expected freshwater savings of up to 90% · Designed to improve food security, increase yields and deliver better margins for farmers

Indoor Farming Leader Square Roots Opens New Farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin; Significantly Expanding Presence in the Midwest

New climate-controlled, cloud-connected facility is the company's third farm in partnership with Gordon Food Service

Soli Organic CEO Matt Ryan Joins Keynote Line-Up For Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas 2022

Soli Organic CEO Matt Ryan will lead the day two opening morning keynote address for the 9th annual edition of Indoor Ag-Con, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2022, at Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, NV. Themed "Growing Your Business," the premier trade show and conference for indoor|vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture will give attendees the opportunity to explore new resources on the expo floor and hear from Ryan, other CEO headliners, thought leaders and industry experts from today's cutting-edge farms and CEA companies.

Walmart and Plenty Partner To Lead the Future of Fresh Produce

Retail leader and indoor farming company enter into a long-term strategic partnership with an equity investment to bring fresh, peak-flavor produce to shoppers year-round

Vertical Farming Leader Fifth Season Expands to Build Second Farm and Invests in Leadership Hires

Brand Proves In-House Tech and Inspired Meals is the Way to Change the Fresh Greens Supply Chain at a Clip

Plenty Appoints Agritech Veteran Arama Kukutai to Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kukutai is a seasoned entrepreneur and visionary leader in the agritech industry, currently serving as co-founder and partner at Finistere Ventures, a pioneering venture firm dedicated to identifying and nurturing promising agribusiness and food tech companies.

UCS Wins SDG Award From EU Tech Chamber for Contribution to Making Cities and Communities More Sustainable

Urban Crop Solutions has won the SDG Award, from the EU Tech Chamber, for their contributions to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 11, to make cities and communities more sustainable. They were endorsed for their holistic approach in their mission to bring food production closer to the point of consumption, through indoor vertical farming; as well their research into innovative waste reduction and recycling methods to make agriculture more circular.

Digital Sensing Element for High-Precision Humidity and Temperature Measurement

The digital humidity and temperature sensing element HTE501 from E+E Elektronik offers an excellent measurement accuracy of up to ±1.8 % RH incl. hysteresis and ±0.2 °C.

Finland-based Startup iFarm and Capsum Launch Sustainable Vertical Farming R&D Project to Create Innovative Cosmetics

Capsum and iFarm Launch Sustainable Vertical Farming R&D Project to Create Innovative Cosmetics in France

Bowery Farming Secures $150 Million Credit Facility Led by KKR to Accelerate Growth

Bowery to use latest financing to continue growth of its smart indoor farm network across U.S., including expansion beyond East Coast with new farms in Georgia and Texas

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