Agriculture and Horticulture Press Releases

Heliae and R.W. Griffin Team Up to Promote Georgia Soil Health

Appropriately on World Soil Day, Heliae® Agriculture announced a partnership with the R.W. Griffin family of companies to drive soil health in Georgia and North Florida. R.W. Griffin, one of the largest fertilizer retailers in Georgia, has become one of the company’s official distributors…

Harvest Authentic Market Products to Test in Select Philadelphia Shoprites

Harvest Authentic Market Products to Test in Select Philadelphia Shoprites

Harvest Authentic Market will introduce over 100 products from Ghana - cosmetics, coffee, herbs, and other food products - to the U.S., with a test marketing campaign at select Shoprites in Philadelphia. On the first and second weekends in December,…

Farm Journal's Trust in Food™ Announces Sanderson Farms as New Partner in America's Conservation Ag Movement

Farm Journal’s Trust In Food initiative announced the addition of Sanderson Farms to its list of partners in America’s Conservation Ag Movement (ACAM) to help farmers continue their journey to preserve our agricultural resources and promote sustainable food production. ACAM…

Agbotic and Black & Veatch Announce Collaboration to Deploy Ecologically Restorative Smart Farms

Agbotic, the leader in machine-learning Smart Farms for organic and automated agriculture, and Black & Veatch, a global engineering and construction company that delivers sustainable ag-tech infrastructure, have entered into a Letter of Intent that defines how the two companies…

Revolutionary Hemp Harvester – Inventor Story

Revolutionary Hemp Harvester – Inventor Story

​​​The Wright Brothers had Kitty Hawk and Thomas Edison had Menlo Park. The hemp industry may well look to Olathe, Colorado, as the birthplace of modern hemp harvesting. Toby McCracken, a 36-year-old inventor, has agricultural equipment and innovation in his DNA. Toby’s…

Violet Defense Group Raises $2 Million for Expansion of Its Germ-Killing and Ag Light Businesses

​​​​​Violet Defense Group announced today that it has raised an additional $2 million in funding for its germ-killing business, Violet Defense and its agricultural lighting business, Violet Gro. This round of capital was led by Kirenaga Partners, an early-stage venture capital…

Documentary Showcase Digs Up Dirt on GMOs With 'Modified'

Documentary Showcase Digs Up Dirt on GMOs With 'Modified'

​​Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents the award-winning documentary Modified on Friday, November 1. DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT…

Illumitex Expands FarmVisionAI™ Platform to Support Widest Range of CEA Grow Facilities

Illumitex Expands FarmVisionAI™ Platform to Support Widest Range of CEA Grow Facilities

Illumitex, the digital horticulture company, is expanding their FarmVisionAI platform to support broad deployment into almost any Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) facility, with or without lighting.   FarmVisionAI uses high resolution cameras, deployed granularly at scale, to capture high-resolution images of every…

Plantations International Opens Malaysia Visitors Centre

Plantations International Opens Malaysia Visitors Centre

​Plantations International Malaysia, part of the Plantations International group of companies, is very pleased to announce the opening of its new client services offices and visitors centre in Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.  Plantations International's primary agroforestry species in Malaysia are Aqualaria trees, for their precious Agarwood resin for the…

Provivi® Raises $85M to Fight Pests With Pheromones

​​​​Provivi, Inc., an emerging crop protection company, today announced it has completed an $85 million Series C financing. The round was co-led by Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Fund (“Pontifax Agtech”) and a global investment fund. The round also included new…

Fred H. Tschirley, topical ecology and genealogy expert, passes away at 93

Fred H. Tschirley, topical ecology and genealogy expert, passes away at 93

Fred H. Tschirley, PhD, retired university professor and researcher and expert on defoliation in Vietnam and topical ecology, passed away in Fort Collins, CO, on September 19, 2019, at age 93. Mr. Tschirley earned his BA in 1952 and his…

A Legacy Genetics Health Appoints Dr. Roscoe Moore as Senior Scientific Advisor and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

​​Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Joins A Legacy Genetics Scientific Advisory Board A Legacy Genetics, (ALG)  is recognized as a world leader in environmentally sustainable, heat-tolerant, beef, and dairy cattle genetics, has appointed Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr., former U.S. Assistant…

Indoor Farming Technology Leader SANANBIO® Debuts UPLIFT™ Vertical Farming System

Indoor Farming Technology Leader SANANBIO® Debuts UPLIFT™ Vertical Farming System

SANANBIO®, a leading provider in LED horticulture lighting and vertical farm technology, announces the commercial release of its fully automated vertical farming system: UPLIFT™ (Unmanned Platform of Lean and Intelligent Farming Technology). Decades of manufacturing and automation experience, combined with…

Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Finds Further Reduced Yield Potential vs. Recent Estimates

​​​Thousands of farmers, agribusiness executives and national and local media attended a series of meetings across the Midwest this week as part of the annual Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. The Crop Tour focused on crop conditions going into the…

Farm Journal to Host Live Webcast

Join farmers, agribusiness and commodities leaders and national, state and local media for a live webcast as Pro Farmer unveils estimates for 2019 corn and soybean yields. What:  Announcement of Pro Farmer’s National Production Estimates When:  Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:30 pm…

Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Will Assess Yield Impact of Severe Planting Delays

Pro Farmer scouts will blanket the countryside to measure this year's corn and soybean yield potential during the 27th annual Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, Aug. 19-22, 2019. The tour is conducted each year by Pro Farmer, a Farm Journal…

Farm Journal Sells Out First Hemp College

Farm Journal Sells Out First Hemp College

​​More than 500 farmers, retailers, legislators and representatives from across agribusiness attended Farm Journal’s first Hemp College in Lexington, Ky., demonstrating a growing demand for information around the legalization of hemp as a viable crop in many states.  “Being on…

Violet Defense Group Sets Its Sights on South Africa

Violet Defense Group Sets Its Sights on South Africa

​​​​​​Violet Defense Group, the parent company to Violet Defense, the UV germ-killing light company, and Violet Gro, the agricultural lighting company, announced today it’s expanding its commercialization efforts into South Africa in collaboration with Logan Medical and Surgical (Pty) Ltd. …

America's Conservation Ag Movement Convenes USDA, EPA and Leaders From Across the Agri-Food Value Chain

​​​Last week, leaders representing the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), conservation organizations, and international agribusinesses and food companies gathered in Washington, D.C., to rally around America’s Conservation Ag Movement and unveil the Agriculture Through the…

Ag-Analytics to Release Several Machine Learning Driven Environmental APIs on Azure, Supported by Microsoft's AI for Earth Program

Ag-Analytics to Release Several Machine Learning Driven Environmental APIs on Azure, Supported by Microsoft's AI for Earth Program

Ag-Analytics®, through a new strategic partnership with Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, today announced the launch of several new APIs and data feeds for public use, including mirroring over 100 TB of Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) data on Azure. By enabling…

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