Beanstalk Farms To Open Distribution Facility In Manassas, VA
Business Facilities » Agribusiness
by Kyle Peschler
1M ago
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced Beanstalk Farms Inc.’s second indoor farm and distribution facility at the Freedom I-66 Industrial Business Park in Manassas. The project includes 18 new jobs and a capital investment of $4.1 million. Beanstalk Farms expects to produce 2.1 million pounds annually of Virginia Grown leafy greens and fresh-cut herbs. “Congratulations to Beanstalk Farms for their investment in this community and in Virginia,” said Gov. Youngkin. “I am pleased that the Commonwealth’s pro-business climate and partnerships with state and local governments continue to be a factor ..read more
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Meta Investing $800M For Montgomery, AL Data Center Campus
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by Anne Cosgrove
2M ago
Montgomery, Alabama will be the site of a new Meta AI-optimized data center, which increase the company’s existing investment in the state — a data center campus currently operates in Huntsville. The Montgomery data center, reflecting Meta’s latest design, will be 715,000 square feet and it will be the company’s 24th data hub and the 20th in the United States. Expected to go online at the end of 2026, the facility will be LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. It will be supported by 100% renewable energy and reach net zero emissions. Aerial view of planned Meta data center in ..read more
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Green Plains Opens Enhanced Biorefinery In York County, Nebraska
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by BF Staff
3M ago
Green Plains, a biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural, and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients, held a grand opening for its new biofuel production facility in York, Nebraska. The facility, which is made possible through a partnership with Shell, uses advanced technology to add value to products created by corn processing. Converting every part of the kernel into higher-value co-products means the corn grown by York farmers stretches further. “This is all about addi ..read more
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Ag Equipment Maker KMW To Locate In Sterling, Kansas
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by Anne Cosgrove
3M ago
Earlier this week, KMW, a precision manufacturer of agricultural front loaders, backhoes, and other attachments, announced it will invest $105 million to construct a new North American headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility in Sterling, Kansas. The venture in central Kansas will create 251 new jobs, resulting in a local workforce of 485. “There’s no doubt — this investment will grow our economy and create more opportunities for Kansans,” Governor Laura Kelly said at the announcement. “Our efforts to make Kansas one of the most pro-business states in the country is paying off for ..read more
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Pennsylvania Renews Economic Development Strategy
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by BF Staff
4M ago
By Kari Williams From the March/April 2024 Issue   Governor Josh Shapiro has his sights set on making Pennsylvania a top contender for job creation and innovation. And he’s going to do it by revamping the state’s nearly two-decade old economic development strategy. In September 2023, Gov. Shapiro first announced plans for the comprehensive strategy, which will involve listening sessions with business and economic development leaders, and a pilot program to issue grants for site assessments and remediation preparation. “We’re fortunate to be home to so many prestigious higher ed institut ..read more
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PLANT AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS Locates In West Texas
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by BF Staff
4M ago
Sponsored by   With a vision to modernize the digital infrastructure required to support fresh produce demand worldwide, PLANT AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS (PLANT-AS) announced its expansion to West Texas in June 2023. The modernization of the region’s strong agriculture industry with new technology exhibits strong parallels to the ever evolving and diversifying economy found across the region. The monumental partnership between Lubbock and Amarillo in bringing ground-breaking technology to the Texas Panhandle has not only bridged two hubs but planted a strong foundation for future industry grow ..read more
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Pecan Processor To Create 120 Jobs In Alabama
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by BF Staff
4M ago
Southern Roots Nut Co. plans to invest nearly $16.6 million to open a pecan processing facility in Dothan, Alabama. The New Mexico-based company will create 120 jobs in Alabama’s Wiregrass region over a two-year period. Southern Roots will outfit an existing building and build a new facility in Houston County as a hub to process, store and distribute raw pecans. “My family has called Dothan home since early 2018 and I couldn’t think of a better place to continue our family’s tradition shelling and processing pecans than Dothan,” said Brandon Harrell, Southern Roots’ chief operating officer and ..read more
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SC Produce Company Invests $26.2M In Palmetto State
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by BF Staff
4M ago
A full-service fresh produce supplier will invest $26.2 million to improve its facility in Richland County, South Carolina. McEntire Produce, a family owned company, will create 40 new jobs as part of the automation advancements at its Columbia site, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce. “Richland County is proud to invest in homegrown, family-owned businesses like McEntire Produce,” said Richland County Council Chairwoman Jesica Mackey. “The company’s multi-million dollar expansion will not only expand the county’s workforce with the creation of new jobs, but also afford fut ..read more
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Cal-Maine Foods To Establish Processing Facility In Missouri
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by BF Staff
4M ago
A national producer and distributor of shell eggs will establish a processing facility in Dexter, MO. The $13 million investment by Cal-Maine is expected to create nearly 100 jobs to southeast Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. (Photo: Adobe Stock/Suranto) “Cal-Maine Foods is an agricultural leader we’re proud to have in our state,” said Michelle Hataway, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “This company’s investment in Dexter is helping Missourians prosper by creating jobs, supporting farmers, and strengthening our agriculture indust ..read more
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Sowing Seeds For The Ag Industry
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by BF Staff
4M ago
By Kari Williams From the November/December 2023 Issue   Agricultural demand will continue to grow over the next decade, but at a slower pace due to the “foreseen slowdown in population and per capita income growth,” according to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2023-2032. “Production of agricultural commodities is also projected to grow at a slower pace,” the report stated. “The reduced growth incentives are not only driven by a weakening global demand for agricultural products but by decelerating productivity growth resulting from increased input prices, notably fertilisers, and t ..read more
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