High-tech farm to supply Amazon
A Cincinnati firm is initiating the future of farming for Amazon.
According to CNBC, Cincinnati-based 80 Acres Farms announced that it plans to build a large, fully automated indoor farm in Hamilton,Ohio -- about 20 miles north on Cincinnati. This facility will produce specialty greens to supply Fairfield-based Jungle Jim's International Market, Dayton-based Dorothy Lane Markets and national heavyweights such as Whole Foods,a subsidiary of Amazon, and U.S. Foods.
The project would cost between $10 million and $15 million initially, according to Hamilton officials, according to CNBC. Forty jobs would be created, which would average in the $40,000 to $50,000 range including benefits.
The facility would be the first of its kind in the nation, according to 80 Acres. A groundbreaking is to be held Sept. 24, according to CNBC.
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