organic

WSU organic farm offers fresh choices to food banks

More than 4,000 pounds of certified-organic student-grown produce from Washington State University’s Eggert Family Organic Farm has been provided to 13 food pantries in Whitman County this year to feed hundreds of families in need.... more »

New York’s organic farms see growth

Consumer interest in organic products has grown in recent years, as reflected by rising sales nationwide - with a 56 percent increase in New York from 2008 through 2014. The number and total acreage of organic... more »

Organics coalition opposes certification change to containerized growing facilities

The Crops Subcommittee of the National Organic Standards Board has submitted a recommendation that crops using hydroponic, aquaponic, aeroponic and other containerized growing methods — commonly used for products like living lettuce, herbs, sprouts and... more »

USDA awards $21.4 million for organic research, Extension

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released details of 26 grants that will help organic farmers and ranchers improve business operations and bring more organic food to the... more »

California Organic Food, Farming Act signed into law

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law the California Organic Food and Farming Act (COFFA). This legislation marks the first update to California’s state organic law and program in over a decade, according to... more »

Case study: Incorporating high tunnels into organic production

In a collaboration between Gathering Together Farm (GTF) and Oregon State University (OSU), three high tunnels (Haygroves) were constructed side by side in January of 2003 on site at GTF. For the last three years,... more »

Rodale Institute forms Organic Farmers Association

Rodale Institute has launched a new membership organization for organic farmers. The new Organic Farmers Association will exist to provide a voice for organic farmers on policy issues, help organic farmers network and share information,... more »

Organic methods evaluated for organic vegetable yield

Organic vegetables are popular. However, growing them is notoriously high-maintenance for farmers. Researchers are trying to identify the best ways to grow these crops in order to keep the shelves stocked. Growing organic vegetables is... more »

Black tarps suppress weeds in organic production

University of New Hampshire researchers have found that using black tarps and cover crops successfully suppressed weeds in an organic vegetable system, allowing scientists to forgo tilling, which can have deleterious effects on soil. [caption... more »

UGA to host fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

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