Hydroponic Tomato Plant Set Back by FAA
They are trying to grow hydroponic tomatoes in Ocala, which would bring along about 400 jobs.
But the proposal faced a set back during a special City meeting because of FAA regulations.
The huge greenhouses would be built on Ocala International Airport's property. The FAA still has to grant approval since they provide funding to the City for airport-related improvements. But they may take months to give their approval.
Still, Marc Mondell with the City's Municipal Development told TV20 the deal is still very much alive.
"We're working very hard to try to achieve the FAA approvals that we need as quickly as possible," Mondell said. "And so we're confidant in working towards making sure that the company still stays and considers Ocala as their primary choice."
American Fresh Farms wanted to begin growing hydroponic tomatoes in Ocala by the end if this year.
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