The initiative is designed to modernize global trade operations.
December 6, 2019
ADM, Chicago; Bunge, Ltd., White Plains, N.Y.; Cargill, Minneapolis; COFCO International, Hong Kong; Louis Dreyfus Co., The Netherlands; and Glencore Agriculture, Australia, the founding members of the industry-wide initiative to modernize global trade operations announced its new project name—Covantis.
Little Leaf Farms produces over 1 million boxes of fresh greenhouse-grown baby green lettuce a month to major supermarket chains in New England year-round.
December 5, 2019
Little Leaf Farms, Devens, Mass., received $18 million in financing from Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., to double in size in 2020, and expand outside of Massachusetts into New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Plant Response Biotech is a plant biotechnology company specializing in plant innate immunity, plant physiology and nutrient use efficiency.
November 21, 2019
Response Biotech and Koch Biological Solutions, LLC, Wichita, Kan., combined operations to form Plant Response Biotech, Inc., Madrid, to leverage both companies’ capabilities, assets and product offerings.
The project signals CPS’s entry into solving the safety of water applied to fresh produce crops.
November 19, 2019
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS), Woodland, Calif., funded its first-ever research project to study the effectiveness of various agricultural water treatments, awarding $200,000 to a team led by Channah Rock, associate professor of soil, water and environmental sciences and water quality specialist at University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Two new tracking trends identified in the data are Canadian consumers’ moderate-to-strong concerns relating to food fraud (91%) and concerns with misleading food labels (89%) for the purpose of marketing.
November 13, 2019
Research from the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity’s (CCFI) 2019 Public Trust Research Report shows that while 91% of Canadians claim to know little, very little or nothing about modern farming practices in Canada, 60% of survey respondents, or three in five Canadians, are interested in knowing more about agriculture and how their food is produced.
Optimum usage of vertical space and energy utilization, ease in monitoring and harvesting of crops and limited availability of arable land are driving growth in the global vertical farming market.
November 13, 2019
The global vertical farming market generated $2.23 billion in 2018, and is estimated to generate $12.77 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2019 to 2026, according to a report by Allied Market Research, Portland, Ore.
New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues.