Facility Operations

Upward Farms names vice president of operations

Upward Farms, an organic vertical farming company, has named seasoned supply chain and operations leader Andrew Howell as vice president of operations... continue reading »

US extends full-vaccination requirements for H-2A guestworkers

The Department of Homeland Security announced April 21 that it is extending requirements that non-citizens are fully vaccinated upon entering the U.S.... continue reading »

California Farm Bureau, UC to survey labor impacts

From the Industrial Revolution to the Great Recession, labor markets and the nature of employment itself have been greatly altered during periods of b... continue reading »

Agriculture robotics event coming to Fresno in 2022

FIRA USA, an agriculture robotics event, is coming to Fresno, California, in October 2022. The event is designed to bring together specialty crop g... continue reading »

Square Roots continues Midwest expansion

Square Roots, a technology company in indoor farming, and Gordon Food Service, one of the largest food distributors in North America, have opened a ne... continue reading »

Digital test technology can be fitted to bulk, gravity, pipeline and conveyor style metal detectors.

Food safety gets smarter

Driven by ever-strict safety regulations and the need for traceability across the supply chain, food manufacturers are increasingly turning to inspect... continue reading »

Pure Green Farms facility in South Bend, Indiana

Pure Green Farms takes indoor-outdoor approach to leafy greens

Another year passes, and with it, a steady stream of news about greenhouses and other controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations opening in t... continue reading »

Labor shortages at root of shipping, trucking mandates further issues

On Jan. 6, 2022, there were a record 105 shipping vessels anchored or loitering off the coast of Southern California waiting for openings to dock at t... continue reading »

Solutions to cleaning drain valves

Drain valves comprise up to 20% of all valves in a typical processing plant. However, cleaning them is costly, difficult and time-consuming due to lon... continue reading »

Ocean Mist Farms names director of farming

Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth-generation grower-shipper located in Castroville, California, has promoted Bobby Bellew to director of farming. In his new ... continue reading »