Consumer demand for local food and food traceability has created market value for vertical, indoor, and other controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) systems in recent years, while innovations in LED lighting technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and other innovations have spurred investment and significant growth. CEA companies face a host of unique legal issues and others that are common to traditional producers of agricultural products. This panel legal of experts will discuss working with agricultural technology companies, issues unique to CEA companies, issues they share with conventional agriculture, and opportunities for innovation in agriculture as the Farm Bill approaches.
Karen Ellis Carr, ArentFox Schiff
Marni Karlin, Karlin Strategic Consulting LLC
Chris Livingston, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Bowery Farming
Kei Nishimura, Associate General Counsel, Plenty