U.S.: $35M tomato greenhouse to be built in Iowa

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U.S.: $35M tomato greenhouse to be built in Iowa

Bushel Boy Farms sees the future of food production as volatile and risky, which is why it is bullish on greenhouse agriculture.

The Owatonna-based grower of year-round tomatoes in Minnesota is expanding with a new 50-acre greenhouse and campus in Mason City, Iowa.

Last week, the company broke ground on the US$35 million facility that will increase its production by 50% and allow it to maintain a more consistent crop of tomatoes throughout the year.

Bushel Boy grows all of its tomatoes in a highly controlled greenhouse in Owatonna. The company is also expanding that facility with a 4.5-acre greenhouse dedicated to research and development.

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