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Kalera secures $30MM credit facility

- General News
"We are now in an excellent position to execute on our objectives for the first half of 2022," said Fernando Cornejo, Chief Financial Officer of Kalera.

Indoor vs. field-grown romaine: a comparison

- Produce with Pamela
Indoor farming, especially for leafy greens, is expanding rapidly in North America. Is it a threat to field-grown lettuce?

Indoor Ag-Con boasts record attendance

- General News
The Indoor Ag-Con Expo Floor also grew by 60 percent – from 50 booths in 2021 to 80 in 2022 – filled with the latest innovations in irrigation, control systems, lighting, substrates and more.

Oppy promotes Happy Berry hydroponic strawberries

- General News
The hydroponic tabletop strawberry concept was developed by New Wave Berry, LLC which is a joint venture formed by grower, marketer and distributor Oppy, agricultural investment firm Farmers Gate and family-owned agribusiness Red Dog Management, who is growing the crop in Santa Maria, California.

Food Lion expands hydroponic offerings with Vertical Roots lettuce at 300+ stores

- Retail
Vertical Roots operates the largest vertical container farm enterprise in the country, with its headquarters and R&D center in Charleston, SC and farm sites in Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC, and Charleston, SC.

AppHarvest sees quality improvement, pauses lettuce expansion

- General News
AppHarvest leaned on its relationship with established grower, Kingsville, Ontario-based Mastronardi Produce, to improve training for employees, which improved yields.

New season of PMA Takes on Tech podcast focuses on Controlled Environment Agriculture

- Analysis
Controlled Environment Agriculture or CEA is not new, but it has been growing in investment and consumer interest.

CEA may force California to reinvent itself

- Analysis
Over the next two decades, California agriculture probably will have to reinvent itself radically to cope with its challenges, notably labor, water, transportation—and competition from controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) in other regions of the country.

Indoor farm Local Bounti adds $25MM in new investment

- General News
This increases the aggregate amount of expected PIPE proceeds to $150 million.

Mastronardi, AppHarvest form new indoor farming venture: FarmCo

- General News
FarmCo is planned to have its own leadership team, and calls for the two partners to contribute equity and assets of over $100M.