Urban Organics and Pentair Honored as 2017 Agricultural Project of the Year
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Urban Organics and Pentair Honored as 2017 Agricultural Project of the Year

Urban Organics Honored By WateReuse Association For Agricultural Project Of The Year Urban Organics and Pentair have been quietly leading the commercial aquaponics industry in St. Paul, MN. Pentair is a leader globally in sustainable water solutions, particularly in the aquaculture industry. They have been working on developing technologies to make aquaponics more commercially viable...

On September 27, 2017September 27, 2017by
National Organics Standards Board Wants To Ban Aquaponics and Hydroponics From Organic Certification
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National Organics Standards Board Wants To Ban Aquaponics and Hydroponics From Organic Certification

NOSB Ban: Prevents Aquaponics and Hydroponics Producers From Organic Certification The NOSB Crops Subcommittee has recommended that the full NOSB vote to ban ALL aquaponic production and curtail hydroponic production from organic eligibility at the Fall 2017 Meeting. The decision is frankly short-sighted and does not help the small consumer or the small producer. It prevents...

On September 25, 2017September 27, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 9/22/17
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Weekly Harvest 9/22/17

Happy Friday! Happy Fall! Fortunately, the weather still feels like summer while the calendar tells us otherwise. As we close the week it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend to get outdoors, maybe visit a farm in a rural town for a hayride, some apple picking, and some hot cider. This week’s...

On September 22, 2017September 22, 2017by
Aquaponics Guide: How To Go From Idea to Aquaponics Abundance
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Aquaponics Guide: How To Go From Idea to Aquaponics Abundance

Aquaponics Guide   How To Go From Idea To Aquaponics System Have you checked out our how-to guide? It’s an interactive pdf that walks you through how to go from the idea of an aquaponics system all the way through the building and running that system. It’s the way to take your goals and visions...

On September 21, 2017September 21, 2017by
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10 US Cities Leading The Urban Ag Charge. #8 Will Surprise You

10 Cities That Are Leading The Way For Urban Ag With Favorable Laws and Ordinances To Encourage And Support Urban Ag While urban gardening has been a practice that goes back to the development of cities, commercial-scale farming has always traditionally been relegated to rural and suburban towns. In fact, many cities have laws, most...

On September 19, 2017September 19, 2017by
AgTech Shark Tank AgSharks Launches In Las Vegas
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AgTech Shark Tank AgSharks Launches In Las Vegas

AgTech Shark Tank AgSharks Launches In Las Vegas Western Growers recently partnered with S2G ventures to launch a new pitch event modeled after the popular ABC show Shark Tank. In the show, hopeful startups and growth stage companies pitch “sharks” a term used for savvy and opportunist investors. Typically the shark will exchange money for...

On September 18, 2017September 18, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 9/15/17
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Weekly Harvest 9/15/17

Happy Friday We’re blazing through September and while fall is still a week away the pumpkin spice is floating through the air and the first of the leaves are starting to change. Our days are getting shorter and for those of us growing outside or in greenhouses we are starting to see the plants slow...

On September 15, 2017September 15, 2017by
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Seeding For Aquaponics

Overview: How To Start Seeds One of the best ways to ensure healthy plants in your aquaponics system is with healthy seedlings. This guide is going to break down your options and compare the pros and cons to each method. Depending on the size of your system will inform you which method is best for...

On September 12, 2017September 12, 2017by
BrightFarms Series C Raises $30million: Secret is in the business model
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BrightFarms Series C Raises $30million: Secret is in the business model

Almost a year ago today BrightFarms Series C stood as one of the most impressive to date in the industry. When they raised the money last year, it was $9 million more than all other startups had raised combined that year to date. What was the secret behind being able to raise so much? According...

On September 11, 2017September 11, 2017by