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Ball Premier Lab Wins Medal Of Excellence Award For Its Advancements In Seed

Over the past 30 years, the Ball Premier Lab has set the standard for high-quality seed in the industry, earning it Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Medal Of Excellence for Industry Achievement, for its dedication to advancing seed and helping growers improve their margins.

Michigan State University Offers Tips On Whitefly Management

Whiteflies are making headlines in Florida, but they are found across the U.S. Michigan State experts say it’s important to know how to manage each type of whitefly.

What’s New In Greenhouse Cooling

Cooling and ventilation companies, as well as structures suppliers, are working to help growers manage efficiencies. Here are some of their latest innovations.


Richel introduces tailor made semi-closed Optim'Air concept

Richel added a semi-closed greenhouse concept to their product catalog: the Optim'Air. According to Benjamin Richel, the strength of their Optim'Air concept lies in the fact that it will be fully engineered to the grower's specific needs. "We believe that each grower, crop, climate and location demands a.....

Agro Care and Kesgro announce merger

Dutch tomato growers Agro Care and Kesgro are merging their activities in order to increase their product catalog and serve their customers even better. After 20 years of collaboration, the two large tomato growers will continue under the name of Agro Care. According to the entrepreneurs, the merger is a.....

Are insects the future crop for the vertical farmer?

While some of us see vertical farms as the solution to produce our food in the future, most vertical growth operations currently still mainly produce a small selection of herbs and leafy greens. At the annual summit of the Association of Vertical Farming in Amsterdam last month, participants were inspired by.....


Archi's Acres is a farming enterprise that utilizes hydro-organic technology to grow organic produce. Headquartered in Escondido, California, Archi's Acres is a certified organic greenhouse operation, which grows living basil, kale, and other herbs and produce. Our methods of crop production is not only highly efficient, it maximizes available natural resources, and focuses on local sales distribution channels. Please enjoy our organic produce in natural food retailers throughout Southern California and thank you for your support!

At Archi's, we believe a key aspect of successful business is how it meets its responsibility to the community in which it operates and the customers which make up its marketplace. We do this by integrating into our business model an opportunity to support others including our our military service members and veterans. Archi's Acres provides a one of a kind world-class agricultural entrepreneurial incubator program, the Archi's Institute For Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT), in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona, with the intent to expose strong leaders to the entrepreneurial opportunities which exist in the agriculture industry today. SAT is open to everyone who is willing to take the challenge, providing training to those interested in learning more about the the production and business behind sustainable agriculture. Learn more about us by clicking here!

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USDA: Don't Ban Aquaponics and Organic Hydro From Organic Farming

Posted by Colin Archipley on May 25, 2016 at 6:11am 0 Comments

Created by S.T. on May 17, 2016

Small farmers are turning to aquaponics and hydroponics in droves. These have a proven record of safe, pesticide-free production. And far from being "sterile," studies overwhelmingly show beneficial, disease-fighting root flora-- a staple of organics-- in aquaponics and hydro. Water use is 1/10 to 1/100th of growing the same food in soil. Finally, aquaponics and hydro are especially popular for new farmers and urban agriculture because you don't have to own land to use them. 

In spite of these advantages, the USDA is considering banning aquaponics and organic hydro (hydroponics using organic nutrient sources) from organic farming. Add your voice to the campaign to keep organic aquaponics and hydro legal!

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During National Pollinator Week, USDA Announces Key Measures to Improve Pollinator Health

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 – Today, during National Pollinator Week and in advance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) seventh annual Pollinator Week Festival, the USDA is announcing two initiatives in support of the President’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators, announced just over one year ago.

Crop Insurance Gives Farmers More Planting Flexibility

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 – Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse today announced that the federal crop insurance program will provide additional flexibility to farmers. The modifications center on the practice of growing two crops on the same field at different times of the year, which is known as double cropping.

USDA, Interior Announce More Than $47 Million in Investments for Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Drought Response & Agriculture Operations Across the West

BRIGHTON, Colo., June 23, 2016 – The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Interior today announced more than $47 million in investments to help water districts and producers on private working lands better conserve water resources.

New Study Quantifies Benefits of Agricultural Conservation in Upper Mississippi River Basin

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have published a new study that demonstrates that agricultural conservation practices in the upper Mississippi River watershed can reduce nitrogen inputs to area streams and rivers by as much as 34 percent.

Forest Service Survey Finds Record 66 Million Dead Trees in Southern Sierra Nevada

VALLEJO, Calif., June 22, 2016 - The U.S. Forest Service today announced that it has identified an additional 26 million trees dead in California since October 2015. These trees are located in six counties across 760,000 acres in the southern Sierra Nevada region of the state, and are in addition to the 40 million trees that died statewide from 2010 to October 2015, bringing the total to at least 66 million dead trees.


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