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BrightFarms breaks ground on seven-acre greenhouse

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BrightFarms, a leading grower of locally grown salads for supermarkets, broke ground on a new 280,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse on the old Seven Falls property near the French Broad River.   Read Story »

Tags: green industries | AgHC | Mark Williams | greenhouse industry

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Sierra Nevada joins call for action on climate change

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. leaders headed to Washington, D.C., on Thursday to join Protect Our Winters Action Fund in a day of climate advocacy on Capitol Hill.   Read Story »

Tags: Sierra Nevada | green industries | climate change | Sierra Grossman

Henderson County Business

Labor exodus could cost $100 million

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Panelists at a forum on immigration reform said the nation's immigration policy is irrevocably broken and needs to be fixed for economic and moral reasons.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | apple farming | green industries | Bert Lemkes | Mark Williams | Agribusiness Henderson County

Henderson County News

Farm labor solution has 'genesis' in Henderson County, Meadows says

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MILLS RIVER — A carpet of red, yellow, purple, blue, pink and green spread in every direction as far as Mark Meadows could see. A cold rain pelted the roof but in a few weeks' time, the plants and flowers under 37 acres of greenhouse roof  will be in big stores and smaller nurseries up to 350 miles from their Mills River birthplace.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | apple farming | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | green industries | Van Wingerden Greenhouses | Bert Lemkes

Henderson County News

ECO invites nominations for greenness

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ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, is soliciting applications for the 2013 Green Business Award and Recognition.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | green industries | sustainability