Mars Edge and the Mars Advanced Research Institute will explore the converging fields of food, health and technology fueling the next generation of agriculture and nutrition.
May 16, 2019
Mars, Inc., McLean, Va., partnered with Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), an Israel-based venture capital fund, to develop what is said to be the first-of-its-kind research and development agreement in Israel aiming to pursue innovative tech solutions for global food, agriculture and nutrition challenges.
Through On-Farm Trials, partners will collaborate to encourage the adoption of innovative practices and systems on agricultural lands.
May 16, 2019
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., is investing up to $25 million per year over the next five years to help support the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands.
The Mansfield Microfarm Project will provide both training and microfarm kits to approximately a dozen initial producers, and help them farm cooperatively and aggregate their produce for marketability.
May 15, 2019
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), Washington, D.C., awarded a matching grant to the Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio, to launch a $2 million urban sustainable food system project that will increase access to fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops while supporting the local economy.
The solar installations will produce more than 65,000,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, enough energy to power nearly 5,500 homes and are expected to supply approximately 10-60% of each stores' overall electricity use.
May 15, 2019
C2 Energy Capital, LLC, New York, executed 46 Power Purchase Agreements and leases with Walmart Inc., Bentonville, Ark., to provide solar power at the retailer's operations in five states.
As part of the company’s efforts to develop best-in-class sustainability programs, Tyson Foods established partnerships with industry leaders.
May 13, 2019
Tyson Foods, Springdale, Ark., released its 2018 sustainability report, demonstrating progress and increased transparency across key sustainability measures, including farming practices, worker health and safety, hunger relief and more.
Crop One anticipates locating many of its future farms in Opportunity Zones that have potential for farm-to-table distribution.
May 10, 2019
Crop One Holdings, an Oakland, Calif.-based vertical farm operator through its FreshBox Farms brand, announced plans to invest in the building and operating of a new vertical farm in Texas through its first Vertical Farm Opportunity Fund #1.