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How personal food computers could revolutionize farming – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor How personal food computers could revolutionize farmingChristian Science MonitorThe project could mark the beginning of a marriage between two movements in agriculture today: vertical farming, or the sustainable cultivation of crops in tiered rows for indoor growing; and open sourcing, which allows the free sharing of agricultural …and more » Read More

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Farmers give behind-the-scenes tours – U-T San Diego

U-T San Diego Farmers give behind-the-scenes toursU-T San DiegoAmong the crops and products highlighted are vegetables, indoor foliage plants, wine grapes, avocados, berries, citrus and drought tolerant plants. Participants will see how food and flora are grown, how it gets from the farm to the store and find out … Read More

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Obstinate attitudes prevail in California’s most water-guzzling zip codes – Mother Nature Network (blog)

Mother Nature Network (blog) Obstinate attitudes prevail in California’s most water-guzzling zip codesMother Nature Network (blog)As explained by the Washington Post, each household within the Santa Fe Irrigation District, no matter how palatial, will be issued an “essential allotment for basic indoor needs.” Outdoor water usage must be drastically cut to reach the state’s targets.In […]

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The US Department of Agriculture (ARS) Agrees to Collaborate and Grow … – Benzinga

The US Department of Agriculture (ARS) Agrees to Collaborate and Grow …BenzingaARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and will use Affinor’s technology to produce strawberries indoors in the ARS facility in Kearneysville, WV and in the controlled environment at …and more » Read More

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Rooftop farms are sprouting nationwide, cultivating economic, environmental … – Indiana Gazette

Indiana Gazette Rooftop farms are sprouting nationwide, cultivating economic, environmental …Indiana GazetteMeyer and Boychuk, who plan to sell their vegetables to local markets and offer subscriptions, are also building a 1,000-square-foot indoor urban farm to support year-round crop production. Omni Ecosystems employs an engineered soil system whose …and more » Read More

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Rooftop farms are sprouting nationwide, cultivating economic, environmental … – Salina.com

Rooftop farms are sprouting nationwide, cultivating economic, environmental …Salina.comRooftop farms are popping up around the city, from the McCormick Place convention center, which has grown tens of thousands of pounds of produce since 2013, to a historic Pullman neiborhood factory — expected to have the world’s largest operation when …and more » Read More

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New Challenges as Legalization Advances; Nice Problems to Have – Marijuana.com

Marijuana.com New Challenges as Legalization Advances; Nice Problems to HaveMarijuana.comAnd in Colorado, the small town of Basalt in Pitkin County, only a few miles outside of Aspen, is the site of High Valley Farms, a 25,000 square foot indoor cultivation center that supplies one of the 6 retail outlets (the Silverpeak Apothecary) in …and more » […]

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In California, rich can rationalize water use instead of rationing it – Tampabay.com

Gawker In California, rich can rationalize water use instead of rationing itTampabay.comUnder the new rules, each household will be assigned an essential allotment for basic indoor needs. Any additional usage — sprinklers, fountains, swimming pools — must be slashed by nearly half for the … Other areas in the 36 percent crosshairs …Rich Californians balk […]

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Hydroponic garden in Omaha feeding diners – Reading Eagle

Reading Eagle Hydroponic garden in Omaha feeding dinersReading EagleThe operation has begun selling to local restaurants, including Kitchen Table, the Grey Plume and Boiler Room. The family also is exploring selling some of its produce at the year-round indoor farmers market Tomato Tomäto. “Given our size, we can’t …and more » Read More

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Rich Californians: You’ll have to pry the hoses from our cold, dead hands – Washington Post

Rich Californians: You’ll have to pry the hoses from our cold, dead handsWashington PostUnder the new rules, each household will be assigned an essential allotment for basic indoor needs. Any additional usage — sprinklers, fountains, swimming pools — must be slashed by nearly half for the … Other areas in the 36-percent crosshairs …and more » […]

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100-year-old Belva Brandt’s secret to long life: ‘Get off your butt!’ – Rockford Register Star

Rockford Register Star 100-year-old Belva Brandt’s secret to long life: ‘Get off your butt!’Rockford Register StarBrandt said when she and Evan were first married the farm had no electricity or indoor plumbing, and the basement was used to refrigerate meats, cheeses and other food products. Shortly after, some neighbors planted the electric poles so wires […]

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FEATURE: Meet vertical farming – no sunlight necessary – Blouin News Blogs (blog)

Blouin News Blogs (blog) FEATURE: Meet vertical farming – no sunlight necessaryBlouin News Blogs (blog)Dickston Despommimer, author of The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century, said it’s hard to compare the prices of indoor and outdoor farming directly, because traditional agriculture is so heavily subsidized. Even so, and despite the …Green Sense […]

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Check out Case IH blog for latest news, tips, and ag resources – Farm and Ranch Guide (blog)

Check out Case IH blog for latest news, tips, and ag resourcesFarm and Ranch Guide (blog)“We will connect you with the latest news, resources, tips, and expertise from both inside and outside agriculture, so that you’re prepared to manage challenges and maximize opportunities for your farming operation.” The blog was developed a couple of … […]

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