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USDA: $3.8 million available for transition to organic farming

USDA announced the availability of $3.8 million to support research, education, and extension projects that will assist current organic producers and those transitioning into organic farming. The funding is available through the Organic Transitions Program,... more »

Funding available for organic agriculture research, Extension programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Dec. 10 the availability of $17.6 million in funding to support research and outreach activities that will help growers, producers, and processors find innovative ways to improve organic agriculture. The grants... more »

Organic plant breeding effort to produce novel varieties, train new breeders

A new effort to provide California growers with seeds for tomato, bean, pepper and other crop varieties that are specially bred for organic farming has been launched at UC Davis. The organic plant-breeding project was... more »

Birds’ benefits, impact on organic farms researched

Washington State University will help organic growers protect human health by assessing the risks and benefits of wild birds on organic farms. Researchers received nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research... more »

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