A company in Rochester is growing mushrooms out of sawdust. RIT graduate, George Zheng, discovered a way to grow Blue Oyster, Lion’s Mane, and Shiitake mushrooms on sawdust grow packs. The innovation has garnered his company a chance at one million dollars as a finalist for the Grow-NY Initiative.  Key Takeaways: A company in Rochester, […]

The COVID-19 disruption has exposed supply chains to volatility rarely seen before. Indoor vertical farming promises to shorten food supply chains by bringing food production closer to consumers. It also uses far less land and water, and no pesticides. The problem with vertical farming is the huge amount of energy required to power the indoor […]

Ford Motor Company Fund gave Wayne State University a $25,000 grant for a nutrition program last September. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic they had to find a different way to assist Auntie Na’s House because they couldn’t do typical volunteer work. They instead decided to send the funds so that they could buy meals directly. […]

San Diego has launched a new Urban Farmer Website on June 15th. City administrators predicted a new found interest in Urban farming based on Covid19. Residents in the city are being asked to shelter in place and limit grocery trips. Permits are not required to raise hens or pygmy goats and San Diego Chicken exchange […]

Scott’s Miracle-Gro Company has three analysts that cover the stock with the consensus to buy. The company grows, manufactures, markets, and sells lawn and garden products in both the United States and internationally. They provide many products such as lawn fertilizers, landscaping products, rodent, pest, and weed control products. They offer many big-name products and […]

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…