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USDA taking applications for organic farm transition funding

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on Nov. 21 posted a funding opportunity through its organic transitions program. “It is expected that all projects will integrate research, education and extension activities, as appropriate... more »

USDA organic agriculture grants set for Penn State research projects

Three organic-agriculture projects led by faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was... more »

2019 Organic Survey to hit mailboxes in December

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will mail letters with survey codes this December to more than 22,000 U.S. producers involved in certified or transitioning to certified organic farming for the... more »

Organic Grower Summit to feature showing of ‘The Last Harvest’

An exclusive showing of the award winning Driscoll’s documentary The Last Harvest, which shines light on the labor shortage and immigration reform, will be held at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit, followed by an open forum  discussion among... more »

New organic cucumber varieties show promise in disease resistance

In 2018, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) provided a grant to Edmund Frost of Common Wealth Seed Growers to assess resistance to both Bacterial Wilt and Cucurbit Downy Mildew among selected cucumber and muskmelon seedstocks. The... more »

Organic Grower print and digital brand to launch

Great American Media Services, the award-winning publisher of leading B2B agriculture magazines Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing and Greenhouse Product News, has announced the launch of Organic Grower. The new print... more »

Organic growers won’t talk GMOs

Consider this a conversation-stopper. A USDA gene editing dialogue with the organics community didn’t get very far before a chorus of organic growers responded in the negative, saying it was a distraction from more pressing... more »

Organic Trade Association to hold webinar on NOSB fall meeting 

The Organic Trade Association is hosting a briefing on the important fall meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in a live webinar 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 13.   The webinar will feature... more »


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