Leafy Greens

Gotham Greens secures more than $300 million in new capital

Gotham Greens, a Certified B Corporation and New York-based indoor farming pioneer that operates one of the largest networks of high-tech hydroponic greenhouses in North America, has raised more than $310 million in new capital.... more »

Indoor farming seminar emphasizes sustainability

A web seminar on indoor farming systems will emphasize their value as sustainable food systems. The hour-long seminar, 2 p.m. Eastern, Sept. 8, is sponsored by SmartBrief, and features Rick Vanzura, CEO of Freight Farms,... more »

Square Roots opens largest facility with Gordon Food Service

Square Roots and Gordon Food Service recently celebrated their largest indoor farm to date, taking another step in their journey to build indoor farms together across North America. The Kenosha, Wis., facility has the capacity... more »

Robot weeding demonstrations, expo, offered at field day

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day, the nation’s largest field day focused on mechanical weed control, is returning to an in-person event. The field day, which includes an expo and demonstrations, is Sept. 14,... more »

Bowery Farming, Arkansas scientists collaborate for super spinach

Bowery Farming, the national vertical farming giant, has a new agreement with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to support research for developing spinach varieties that are bred for high-quality indoor production and... more »

AgFunder: U.S., California continue to dominate agrifoodtech funding

The U.S. still attracts the bulk of agrifoodtech capital, according to AgFunder’s 2022 AgriFoodTech Investment Report, and California, which saw a $4.1 billion jump in 2021, dominates U.S. funding. Startups in the U.S. raised $21 billion in... more »

AeroFarms expansion to boost production

AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and indoor vertical farm, will create 66 new jobs and increase production of freshly-grown leafy greens as part of a major operational expansion of its new vertical farm in Pittsylvania... more »

Former United Fresh CEO to lead CEA Food Safety Coalition

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Food Safety Coalition (CEA FSC) has retained The Stenzel Group LLC to provide management services, appointing former United Fresh Produce Association President and CEO Tom Stenzel as its new executive director.... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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