organic

Wagner Farms thrives after focusing on sustainability

Everything is in bloom at Wagner Farms in Rome, New York, where farm operations and the very business model have been remodeled around the concept of sustainability. Wagner Farms used to be a commercial-scale grower,... more »

Nitrogen management key for organic sweet corn

Building up the nitrogen supplying capacity of the soil is key to growing organic sweet corn. With no high analysis, nitrogen fertilizers approved for sidedressing on an organic crop, rotations with legumes and cover crops,... 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 program takes off at Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s has about 65%-70% of the U.S. market share in organic berries. And according to Emily Musgrave, organic program manager, that presence is growing rapidly. “We have 150 organic growers, including those in the U.S.,... more »

Organic growth in the spotlight

The organic industry is on an upward path, a movement that was on full display at the 2019 Organic Produce Summit. The fourth annual event, held in July in Monterey, California, attracted more than 1,600... more »

Organic Trade Association to offer webinars

The Organic Trade Association and the Organic Center will host a series of webinars through the end of this year. From the Organic Trade Association, a retailing-geared webinar on... more »

Vitalis Organic Seeds: Celebrating 25 years providing the best in genetics for organic growers

{Sponsored} Twenty-five years ago, Vitalis Organic Seeds formed with a vision to provide the best in vegetable and herb genetics for organic growers. This vision has been manifested through global organic seed production and breeding programs... more »

Organic vegetable grower named Florida farmer of 2019

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named organic herb and vegetable grower Charles “Chuck” Obern, owner of C&B Farms, its 2019 North... more »

USDA: Organic operations up in 2018

The USDA’s certified organic operations in 2018  increased by nearly 2,000, or more than 4%. The number of certified organic operations in the United States reached 27,494 in 2018, up by 1,093 over the 2017... more »

Current Issue

Wagner Farms thrives after focusing on sustainability

Penn State student farm evolves

Consumers seek information about sustainability

Farm Market & Agritourism column: Changing face of retail keeps marketers on their toes

Great Lakes EXPO is back to in-person event

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Normalcy elusive as farm operations press on

Notes from the Farm column: Balky machinery, lost community links and family loss

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