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Ohio grower finds direct sales financially, personally satisfying

A grain grower is finding success with marketing fresh produce directly to consumers after deciding to stop selling wholesale to retailers. Tom and Tammy Brown’s Hilltop Harvest Farms in Wapakoneta, Ohio, grows a variety of... more »

LED lights help improve tomato yields

Research shows long-term exposure of far-red LED light in tomatoes can produce additional yields. Research conducted by Philips Horticulture LED Solutions, Wageningen University & Research and Nunhems shows using far-red light can produce an additional... more »

Mastronardi, InterGrow partner in New York state

Mastronardi Produce, a fourth-generation family-owned commercial greenhouse grower, is expanding its U.S. network through a joint venture with Intergrow Greenhouses. Mastronardi will acquire Integrow’s greenhouse facilities and trucking business in New York state. The new... more »

Virginia Tech developing a CEA-friendly snack pepper

The value of indoor agriculture is skyrocketing for both producers and consumers, and Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is at the center of the innovation hotspot. In partnership with the Institute for... more »

Purdue receives USDA grants for sustainable agriculture projects

Purdue University has received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grants for five-year projects to enhance sustainable agricultural systems. The two grants exceed $1 million each. One... more »

Biobest names biopesticides business development director

Biobest Group, a biological control and pollination products provider, has appointed Lara Ramaekers to the new role of business development director of biopesticides. Ramaekers was global biocontrol portfolio lead... more »

New indoor strawberry launched by vertical farming operator Oishii

Vertical farming operator Oishii has introduced its newest strawberry varietal. The Koyo berry is touted as “bursting with sweetness” and an... more »

USDA invests $70 million in climate-smart projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is investing $70 million in sustainable agricultural projects that establish climate-smart food and agricultural systems. This investment is made under NIFA’s Sustainable Agricultural... more »

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