Food Lion Expands Hydroponic Produce Selection with Introduction of Vertical Roots Lettuce at 303 Stores

January 12, 2022 Vertical Roots

Vertical Roots, a leading U.S. vertical farm and consumer produce brand, is pleased to announce its new grocery retail partnership with Food Lion, bringing its fresh, flavorful, hydroponic lettuce to 303 Food Lion grocery stores across the Southeast. Vertical Roots is rapidly expanding its territory with produce now available at over 2,000 grocery stores in 13 states across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

City of Lockhart, TX Supports Iron Ox with Incentives for Expansive New Facility

January 5, 2022 Iron Ox

The City of Lockhart recently approved incentives for local expansion by Iron Ox, a farming innovation company with deep expertise in plant science, robotics and artificial intelligence. The incentives package includes a grant for utilities construction at the company’s planned one million-square-foot facility on 85 acres on Commerce Street. The project will bring jobs, revenues and other benefits to the City.

Research Project “Splash”: Successful Testing of New Disinfection Technology

December 3, 2021 KRONEN

Since 2019, along with the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomics (ATB Potsdam), Gartenfrisch Jung GmbH and the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology e.V. (INP Greifswald) KRONEN has been working on developing an innovative washing process for fresh cut lettuce.

Revol Greens Names Ag-Tech Industry Executive Mohammed Oufattole to Chief Technology Officer Role

October 28, 2021 Revol Greens

Doubling down on its unique research and development (R&D) strategy and pace for introducing category-first product innovations, Revol Greens is adding Mohammed Oufattole, MBA as Chief Technology Officer. The seasoned ag-tech executive brings over 20 years of experience in life sciences and agricultural biotechnology research, having led a broad range of crop improvement applications and multiple R&D programs. He also has successfully led research teams through start-up funding cycles. Culminating from its R&D efforts this year alone, Revol Greens has introduced three new-to-market greenhouse lettuce innovations and is on pace to reach national distribution two years ahead of schedule.

Lakeside Organic Gardens Sees Tight Leaf and Iceberg Market Ahead

October 27, 2021 Lakeside Organic Gardens

“The iceberg and leaf market in general is super tight. Our season here in Pajaro Valley is winding down. We’ll be limited in supplies for another month and will transition down south and harvest in the beginning of December. Head lettuce especially across the board is very tight as well, and our yields are lighter than normal.”