Founder James Lloyd-Jones anticipates supplying 1,000 tonnes of fresh produce to UK supermarkets from the location, first revealed in June.
While yields are attractive, vertical farms have significant capital required for infrastructure, high land costs, and of course significant energy demands. The reality of these COG dynamics requires that vertical farm operators work hard to optimize their production.
Whether in the field, in the barn, or in the greenhouse, robots and drones already handle a lot of tasks. Here's what they can do.
Venture capitalists invested more than $6 billion in agriculture technology startups as part of an overall record year.
The future of agritech and the ag retailer/client relationship ultimately depends on learning from all the data available. The information gathered is vital for both farmers and their retailers.
The advent of vertical farming has taken the agricultural industry by storm. Although it has proven to be beneficial to farmers and the environment alike, there are some challenges that vertical farmers face.
Oil and gas, grain and timber, iron ore and coal. These are just a few of the raw materials that keep the wheels of civilization turning each day.
Innovation can be counterintuitive. Progress can challenge conventional wisdom. And it's not always difficult to do something better. Steve has learned this firsthand - and many times over.
The entire face of team communications has changed, escalating the need for alternate ways to communicate with the growing mobile workforce. Internal and external communications are merging as businesses strive to reconnect with disconnected teams off-site.
The next 10-15 years will see huge disruption in farming, but also exciting changes for the agricultural industry as it invests in more sustainable and regenerative practices.
2020 was an unusual year, to say the least. We all faced unprecedented challenges. But behind every one, we also witnessed incredible resilience, ingenuity and creativity. This is particularly true in agriculture.
But, if you are set on becoming a farmer, there are many schools to attend and courses that you can take. There is no degree necessary to start plowing, but it would be beneficial to have a knowledge of the industry.
For the first time, the Ohio State University's Farm Science Review, scheduled for September 22 to 24, will be a virtual show. The farm show, sponsored by Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences would normally have over 100,000 attendees.
The demand for agronomists in the agriculture industry is growing every single day. Producing profitable crops while minimizing a farmers risk and benefiting their operation in the long term is getting more and more complex every year.
It's time for the U.S. to renew its commitment to being the preeminent global agriculture powerhouse by becoming more intelligent about how we grow.
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