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Jan. 9-11, 2013, Baltimore, MD

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CEA: Indoor Drought Buster
Growing in a controlled environment helps growers beat weather extremes, and could be a key solution to escalating food prices.

by Michael Kovalycsik, National Sales & Marketing Director, Delta T Solutions

hydroponicsAre we in for a global food crisis? Since June, we've witnessed up to 50 percent increase in staple food crops alone, and many areas around the world look like they're headed for dire straits.

The combination of droughts in the U.S. and western Africa, plus the effect of biofuel production on the food supply, have hiked food prices considerably this summer. This will affect the poorest areas of the world hardest, where reliance on basic food staples like corn (45 percent increase), soybeans (30 percent increase) and wheat (50 percent increase) is highest and most vulnerable to price fluctuations.

Obviously, as growers of specialty crops, there's not much we can do about the price or supply of staple crops; however, we can control price and availability of fresh produce with greenhouse production.

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By The Numbers Hot Topics

5 Ways To Lower Heating Costs
Get winter-wise now to save on energy expenses when the mercury drops.

Whether we like it or not, winter is coming. Judging by the weather extremes U.S. growers have endured over the last two winters, it's hard to tell what the winter of 2012-2013 has in store. So, before the temperature drops, it's in every grower's best interest to take measures now to increase your greenhouse operation's energy efficiency. Even the smallest effort could end up saving you a great deal of money and worry later.

Here are some easy, low-cost steps you can take now to save money when the heat kicks on this winter.

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