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Square Roots opens farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin; expanding in Midwest

Square Roots, a technology company in indoor farming, and Gordon Food Service, a food distributor in North America, announced Jan. 26 the opening of a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Our partnership with... more »

Plenty to sell complete farms directly to partners 

South San Francisco, California-based Plenty Unlimited Inc., an indoor, vertical farming technology company that can grow clean produce year-round, anywhere in the world, announced Jan. 25 it has secured $400 million in a Series E... more »

Upward Farms announces ‘world’s largest’ indoor vertical farm

Indoor aquaponic vertical farming company Upward Farms announced Jan. 18 plans to add what will be "the world’s largest vertical farm" to its network, according to a news release. The new 250,000-square-foot facility, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,... more »

Hydroponic berry growing operation sets up shop in Ontario

Ever Tru Farms, a new Ontario-based and entirely vertically integrated berry producer of scale, has entered the market in a way that will revolutionize the strawberry market in North America. Ever Tru Farms will launch with its first crop this March, using a sustainable hydroponic growing process that leads to a better, more consistent,... more »

FDA report eyes salmonella outbreak in leafy greens from CEA operation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released on Jan. 14 a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that caused 31 reported illnesses and four hospitalizations in the U.S. between June and August 2021. The FDA... more »

Ohio State Greenhouse Management Workshop set for Jan. 26-28

Registration is open for the annual Greenhouse Management Workshop by Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), set to be held virtually from Jan. 26–28, 2022. The workshop will focus on integrated... more »

Indoor farm Square Roots unveils new brand identity

Square Roots, a technology-enabled indoor farming company, debuted Dec. 15 a new brand identity that represents the company’s mission to responsibly bring locally grown food to people in cities around the world, all year round.... more »

BrightFarms’ elevates Abby Prior to chief commercial officer; expansion set

BrightFarms, a national player in growing indoor leafy greens, announced Dec. 7 that Abby Prior has been promoted within the company to chief commercial officer. She will spearhead the newly-formed commercial team, a convergence of... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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