Leafy Greens

Former Amazon exec joins Local Bounti as CEO

Former Freshly CEO and Amazon executive Anna Fabrega is joining greenhouse-vertical farm grower Local Bounti as CEO. The company’s co-founders and co-CEOS, Craig Hurlbert and Travis Joyner, will take on new roles as senior vice... more »

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 »

Scientists study lettuce that resists E. coli

Researchers at the University of California-Davis are working to identify strains of lettuce that can resist bacteria like E. coli. The research, led by Maeli Melotto, associate professor in the UC-Davis College of Agricultural and... more »

AgBiTech expands U.S. biosolutions distribution through UPL

UPL Ltd., a global provider of sustainable agricultural solutions, and AgBiTech, whose agricultural biological innovations create healthy food systems, are expanding their strategic partnership. Through the collaboration, UPL will distribute AgBiTech’s entire portfolio of biosolutions... more »

Fresh Express plans to buy Dole salad, vegetable business

Dole plans to sell its fresh vegetables division to bagged salad and fresh-cut vegetable company Fresh Express. The sale by Dole to an “affiliate” of Fresh Express Inc., a subsidiary of Chiquita Holdings Ltd., is... more »

Lewis Taylor Farms counters rising labor costs

Lewis Taylor Farms Inc., one of the Southeast’s largest privately-owned vegetable and greenhouse operations, battles escalating costs through in-house mechanization and efficient use of labor as well as improved methods of fighting pests and diseases.... more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

OASIS Grower Solutions unveils new packaging for hydroponic fertilizer

As many know, the process of growing leafy greens hydroponically can be filled with challenges. However, OASIS Grower Solutions doesn’t think fertilizing should be one of them. That’s why it has developed its one-bag solution... more »

Current Issue

May/June 2023 VGN cover

Ohio grower finds direct sales financially, personally satisfying

Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

Survey shows … inflation, competition factor in farm market pricing

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Steam, chemicals offer weed and pathogen control options

Ionized gas used for food safety

Precision Ag: It’s all about meeting the needs of each plant

Seven takeaways from benchmark survey of markets

Ag Labor Review: Grower concerns help shape NCAE’s mission

 

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