Local Indoor Agriculture – Playing with the Big Companies

Touch the Soil News #1757  (Feature Photo – Greenhouse Farming – CCA SA 30 Unported)    Global AgInvesting News, brings the story of Montana agricultural company called Local Bounti, launched in 2018. The story is about how Cargill, one of the world’s largest agriculture companies is investing another $200 million into Local Bounti, on top…

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How Did We Miss This News? – World’s Largest Greenhouse Complex

Touch the Soil News #1640 (Feature Photo – Greenhouses – CC BY 1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=130422) CGTN News brought the story first a couple of years ago as a large Chinese company began to build out the world’s largest complex of food greenhouses. Built in the desert in Egypt, the project has now built 600 greenhouses with…

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Free Daily Light Calculator for Greenhouses

Touch the Soil News #1631 (Feature Photo – Greenhouse – By W.carter – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62134626) Agritecture news portal brings us the story of their developing and making available a free digital tool that measures the amount of Photosynthetically Active Radiation that falls on a location in a 24-hour period. You can read the…

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Revol Greens – Making the News

Touch the Soil News #1531 (Feature photo – Revol Greens Greenhouse – courtesy of Revol Greens) Global AgInvesting brings us the story of Revol Greens. This Minnesota-based greenhouse farming enterprise just announced its plans to build a 16-acred leafy greens and lettuce greenhouse in California. Now that’s a big greenhouse. Revol Greens was awarded $11.3…

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Greenhouse Farming in Mongolia

Touch the Soil News #1468 (Feature photo – Mongolia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, ASDFGHJ) Just the title of this story signifies how technology, driven by population growth, is changing the way we approach food. Whoever thought that high-tech greenhouses would emerge in Mongolia, a remote nation with extreme winters? You can see…

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