The Environmental Defense Fund is advocating for the Growing Climate Solutions Act which has been introduced in the Senate. While this bill is limited in only offering one type of credit for sustainability, it is seen as a step forward for allowing farmers to do the ethically correct thing while not having to take a […]

Before Coronavirus, robots that made food were kind of a meme. Now, restaurants are looking at automation as a way to stay in business without having to worry about the consequences. There are robots now making anything from salads to smoothies. The future is coming to us out of necessity due to hardship. It’s an […]

Local and sustainably grown foods are becoming more popular among general public. As food grown in this way becomes more competitive in pricing, the popularity can only increase. For farmers using hydroponics, this means that analysis of their farm economics and business strategy needs to be evaluated often. Profit margins for hydroponic greenhouse farms are […]

H2O Hydroponics in Lansing has officially been acquired by GrowGeneration. H2O Hydroponics did $4 million in sales last year. They are estimating that Marijuana sales will be around $3 billion globally once it is available all over. They bring in a lot of tax for the country being around $495.7 million. It’s a booming business […]

Hydroponics are becoming increasingly popular way of raising plants, but some people have taken this method a step further thanks to their creativity. Growing edible plants is a novel idea and for some people it means tapping a new market. Nadine Stielow used to grow ornamental plants and she describes how hydroponic growing was a […]

Finding sustainable climate solutions in agriculture

The Environmental Defense Fund is advocating for the Growing Climate Solutions Act which has been introduced in the Senate. While this bill is limited in only offering one type of credit for sustainability, it is seen as a step forward for…

Salad robots, smoothie robots and vertical farms: Bay Area food automation goes from niche to ...

Before Coronavirus, robots that made food were kind of a meme. Now, restaurants are looking at automation as a way to stay in business without having to worry about the consequences. There are robots now making anything from salads to smoothies.…

Farm economics – soilless (hydroponic) farm costs

Local and sustainably grown foods are becoming more popular among general public. As food grown in this way becomes more competitive in pricing, the popularity can only increase. For farmers using hydroponics, this means that analysis of…

H2O Hydroponics in Lansing Acquired by GrowGeneration, New Organic Garden Operations ...

H2O Hydroponics in Lansing has officially been acquired by GrowGeneration. H2O Hydroponics did $4 million in sales last year. They are estimating that Marijuana sales will be around $3 billion globally once it is available all over. They…

Hydroponically grown edible ornamentals, an untapped market?

Hydroponics are becoming increasingly popular way of raising plants, but some people have taken this method a step further thanks to their creativity. Growing edible plants is a novel idea and for some people it means tapping a new market.…

Snyder: Downtown blooming again this summer

Many look forward to the flower baskets in downtown Kenosha but with Covid-19 happening that has been affected as well. The $30,000 budgeted for the flower program went to fund the Small Business Recovery fund. Many area businesses did not…

Latest Agriculture Trends in the USA in 2020

Although the agriculture industry has stood the test of time, there are always growing trends to make it more efficient and cost-effective. Recently, experts have been focusing on soil health and conservation, which may help combat climate…

Coalition Files Lawsuit To Prevent Soil-less Agriculture From Receiving Organic Certification

The Center for Food Safety has filed a lawsuit in a bid to stop the The Department of Agriculture from certifying hydroponically grown food as organic. Since this goes against the technically definition, they are unhappy that this word is…

What Are the Megatrends Shaping Indoor Farming?

The indoor agriculture marketplace is seeing accelerated changes during times of Covid-19 and concern for climate change. The need for food security is causing a lot of places to start vertical and hydroponic growing systems indoors. These…