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Payment protection for Canadian greenhouse growers is long overdue

Yesterday, FreshPlaza re-published an article from the Windsor Star about the lack of protection for Ontario greenhouse growers against US buyers that go bankrupt.In short, Americans want Canada to have a program like the U.S. Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act which offers growers a way to move up the.....

US (MN): Sustainable lettuce greenhouse breaks ground in Medford

A veteran team of greenhouse growers announces it has broken ground on a new, breakthrough facility in Medford, Minn., that will supply Midwest grocers and restaurants with fresh, locally grown lettuce all year long. The new brand, Revol Greens, is scheduled to appear in Twin Cities’ grocery stores this.....

Ticking time bomb for Ontario greenhouse growers and other farms without export fix

Essex County’s massive greenhouse industry and other farms that export to the United States need better protection against buyers that go bankrupt and they need it now, officials say."We are sitting on a ticking time bomb,” Canadian Produce Marketing Association president Ron Lemaire said Tuesday at a news.....

From storage capacity for 2 million gallons of fuel oil to multiple boilers

Canadian greenhouse cucumber grower prepares for any eventuality

Leamington-based Great Lakes Greenhouses is focused on redundancy and controls to be in place to react to any unforeseen events. “We prepare for any eventuality,” says David Revington with Great Lakes. “Whatever may happen, we will continue to function and supply the highest quality greenhouse-grown cucumber.....

Turning commercial greenhouses into predictable, demand-based manufacturers

Seattle-based iUNU raises $6 million to launch LUNA

iUNU (“you knew”) has raised $6 million from 2nd Avenue Partners, Initialized Capital, Fuel Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures, and others, to bring large scale, computer vision-based, industrial manufacturing process and inventory management to the commercial greenhouse market. "This solution turns greenhouses into.....

Russia: Greenhouse vegetable harvest up by almost 25% compared to 2016

As of the 21st of August, the harvest of greenhouse vegetables in Russia has grown by 24.2% compared to the same period in 2016 and amounted to 550.5 thousand tonnes, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture.The pickle harvest has been 18.4% greater and reached 381.5 thousand tonnes, while that of tomatoes.....

Indian hydroponic venture serving growing markets

Sachin and Shwetha Darbarwar of Simply Fresh have been cultivating exotic flowers, vegetables, fruits and leaves in almost two acres of land through hydroponic farming and are now the biggest and the sole suppliers of all salad leaves, exotic berries, salad veggies, and edible flowers to almost all leading.....

NOSB picks up hydroponics discussions again

Last week the National Organic Standards Board held a teleconference webcast in which they once again discussed hydroponics. And once again there was no consensus whether they can or can not be certified USDA Organics.The meeting was open for members of the public to listen to NOSB board members discussing the.....

US: Pure Flavor breaks ground for 75 acres in Georgia

While many North American greenhouse produce giants have been focusing on adding acreage in the Midwest, Pure Flavor is the first greenhouse grower to break ground on a gigantic greenhouse project in the Deep South in the state of Georgia. The company will built a 75 acre facility in three phases of 25 acres.....

Chibante's Kingsville operation to also join Mastronardi

Sunset expands local Canadian program

Mastronardi Produce is continuing to expand their local program, this time with an exclusive partnership with Golden Acre Farms. The greenhouse facility, located in Kingsville Ontario, will bring SUNSET® brand cucumbers to more Canadians year-round.“This local partnership right here in Kingsville will enable.....