sustainability

The 2025 California Small Farm Conference will be a bilingual, hybrid event

The 2025 edition of the yearly California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27 and will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. Participants, small-scale farmers, ranchers and local food advocates, will experience... more »

Oishii introduces indoor vertical strawberry farm

Oishii opened a new, 237,500 square feet indoor vertical strawberry farm in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Amatelas Farm, which is named after the Japanese Goddess of the Sun, runs on renewable energy and introduces a new... more »

Native plants give local pollinators a kick-start to the season

Mother Nature awakens her spring with a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. Farmers are acutely in tune with the change in seasons and approach them with their own levels of intensity. They monitor their... more »

Registration opens for Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day

Registration has opened for the annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, scheduled for Aug. 8, is a large research and education gathering for the California strawberry industry, according to a news release from... more »

Young farmers group protests farm bill draft

A draft of proposed farm bill legislation released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson misses a rare opportunity to meaningfully address the challenges facing the new generation of U.S. farmers and ranchers, according... more »

Zero waste achieved by biologicals provider

Biologicals provider Pro Farm Group Inc. (ProFarm) has achieved Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) certification for its reduction of waste. Guided by Ingenium Group LLC (Ingenium) and its Destination Zero team, ProFarm attained TRUE... more »

Verdant enters broccoli partnership

Verdant Technologies is expanding the adoption of its trademarked HarvestHold Fresh product in Canada to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the North American broccoli supply chain. HarvestHold Fresh is an in-box sheet that uses... more »

“FoldBot” robot reduces cardboard folding

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_34421" align="alignleft"... more »

Acadian, Koppert partnership to expand biostimulant access

Acadian Plant Health, a biostimulant technologies provider, has announced a strategic distribution partnership with Koppert USA, a biological crop protection and natural pollination supplier. The partnership provides the Dartmouth, NS, Canada-based Acadian’s U.S. customers with... more »

EFI events to shine light on sustainable farming practices

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has announced three upcoming sustainability offerings. EFI has premiered a video: “Agriculture is Climate Work.” The video... more »

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WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

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Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

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