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Nevada Develops Indoor Agriculture Industry

Nevada is encouraging the development of indoor farming in the state, a low-water use sustainable agriculture practice that could help reduce the state’s dependence on unpredictable tourism spending. The sector is still small in the US and not one state has cornered the market, the Associated Press reports. Nevada hopes … Read more »

Starbucks Expands $70m Sourcing Program

Starbucks Coffee Company is expanding its $70 million ethical sourcing program with a new farming research and development center in Costa Rica intended to help coffee farmers around the world mitigate climate change impact and support long-term crop stability. The company says these programs are part of its ongoing billion-dollar … Read more »

Asda, Molson Coors Launch Farming Water Guide

Supermarket Asda and brewer Molson Coors have partnered to launch a water management guide for farmers. Simply Sustainable Water, developed by sustainable farming organization Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF), includes six steps for managing water quality, and encourages farmers to set a baseline by assessing and mapping water use and … Read more »

Monsanto Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Monsanto has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and is offering the WBCSD’s Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course globally for employees, according to the agribusiness company. Monsanto says the BET course will enhance employees’ understanding of the links between ecosystems and business. The UN expects the global … Read more »