Organic

Wilbur-Ellis Co. launches organic farming-ready fungicide Romeo

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a producer in precision agriculture, crop protection, seed and nutritional products, announced Jan. 13 the launch of ROMEO, a new and innovative fungicide. Exclusively distributed by Wilbur-Ellis, Romeo is a preventive biofungicide that functions the same way vitamins work for humans. Romeo enables plants... more »

Organic Farmers Association hires new policy director

Organic Farmers Association, a voice for certified organic farmers sponsored by the nonprofit Rodale Institute, has named Patty Lovera as its new policy director. Lovera brings an impressive background in grassroots organizing on farm and... more »

40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22-25, in Pacific Grove, California

Over 70 food and farming workshops and events await ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who support their success at the 40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22 -25, in Pacific Grove, California. Conference-goers will learn from leading experts on topics addressing... more »

USDA announces new members of the National Organic Standards Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Dec. 7 announced the appointment of five new members to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). “We appreciate the great work of the outgoing board members,” said Deputy Administrator... more »

Organic fits for future, say Organic Grower Summit speakers

Agricultural visionaries encouraged organic growers Dec. 5 at the Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, California, as the industry honored a family of farmers as its 2019 growers of the year. Organic Grower Summit this year... more »

Long-term study will offer more data on cover crop benefits

The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to improve soil health. Cover crops can also improve water holding capacity, reduce erosion... more »

Organic farm transition funding available

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

Penn State research projects awarded USDA organic agriculture grants

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 »


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