Greenhouse operators vowing to fight Queen’s Park over minimum wage hike

According to CBC News; By Dale Molnar: We've got to make some noise. We're going to try and rally. We're going to try and stop it. Greenhouse growers are vowing to put up a fight over Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan to hike the minimum wage. The operators say the province's proposal to increase the wage to $15 […] Read More

AMAZON Opens Grocery Pickup Kiosks to Rival WALMART…

According to; by Spenser Soper: Inc. opened two grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle, part of its latest effort to enter the $800 billion grocery market and compete with “click and collect” shopping options from big box competitors like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The “AmazonFresh Pickup” spots let shoppers buy groceries online and pick them […] Read More

Strawberry growers expect yields to rise six per cent

According to The British strawberry season officially began today (24 May) with growers predicting a six per cent increase in production this year, trade body British Summer Fruits (BSF) has reported. The cool, dry winter, coupled with recent warm weather, which saw temperatures rise to 26 degrees on 24 May, has created the perfect growing conditions […] Read More

Jury sides with California university in fight over breeding the perfect strawberry

According to BY DALE KASLER: An epic battle over the right to breed sweeter and juicier strawberries is over, and UC Davis has won. A jury Wednesday ruled against two former UC Davis scientists who sued the university over control of a priceless collection of strawberry-breeding plants they’d developed over more than two decades. Capping […] Read More

Hydroponic Food Produce Tackles Rising Concerns Over Food Safety Issues

One of the most intensely debated topics, the issue of food safety is gaining prominence worldwide as governments are taking uncompromising measures to ensure the welfare of its citizens and residents. The spread of foodborne illnesses and the overuse of harmful pesticides and chemicals have alerted individuals to the risks associated with consumption of contaminated […] Read More

From greenhouse-grown strawberries to living lettuce and bite-size tomatoes

According to; Two years ago, Mucci Farms launched its greenhouse-grown strawberries, Smuccies™, as part of small trial. “We haven’t even had a full year-end yet, but I believe this is the future,” says Bert Mucci with Mucci Farms. We are partnering with two Dutch strawberry growers; Ton Bastiaansen and Joost van Oers. “We tried […] Read More

MedMen Cannabis Production Facility in Nevada Nearly Complete

According; by Brian SparksConstruction on what will eventually become one of the nation’s largest cannabis production facilities is nearly complete. Building crews broke ground last October on MedMen Mustang, a 45,000-square-foot cultivation and manufacturing project just outside Reno, NV, clearing the way for structures to start going up on the site, including a state-of-the-art […] Read More

Children are a blessing from the Lord

According to the Holy Bible; Men have Accountability to their children. Children are a blessing from the Lord (cf. Psa. 127:3-5). As with all blessings, there is accountability. Fathers must realize that the Spirit gave this charge regarding our children to us. He did not give it to the mother, though their role is absolutely necessary for […] Read More

Meijer continues expansion with 2 new Ind. supercenters

According to; Midwest superstore retailer Meijer opened new 192,000-square-foot supercenters this week in two communities near Indianapolis. Residents in McCordsville and Franklin, Ind., now have available Meijer’s one-stop shopping option for groceries, general merchandise and a full-service pharmacy. The new stores will also offer the Shipt home delivery service, which recently launched across Indianapolis […] Read More

Scotts Miracle-Gro homing in on ‘big vision’ for hydroponics as state-legal cannabis grows

According to; By Alicia Wallace,The wet weather may be dampening sales for Scotts Miracle-Gro’s core lawn-and-garden business, but the company has its sights on the grow lights at the end of the tunnel. CEO Jim Hagedorn on Tuesday underscored his firm’s “big vision” for hydroponics and the seriousness with which Scotts is approaching that sector as more […] Read More