Hydroponic greenhouse grower BrightFarms’ next project is in Hendersonville, N.C., with a 280,000-square-foot facility estimated to produce up to two million pounds of leafy greens to retailers in the region.
After unfavorable weather conditions last fall, sweet potato yields dropped from 224 cwt. per acre in 2017 to 190 cwt. per acre in 2018. This season producers are looking forward to the new crop to bring better yields.