Organic

Nature Conservancy gets funds to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley

General Mills’ organic brand Cascadian Farm recently committed $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley. The two-year investment will focus on partnering with farmers to rebuild wildlife habitat and... more »

OPN’s State of Organic Produce 2020 Report now available

The Organic Produce Network has released its inaugural State of Organic Produce 2020, a comprehensive overview of how the industry performed last year, including data and analysis of retail sales of organic fresh produce. The newly... more »

Oregon State entomologists develop organic product to control SWD

The invasive spotted wing drosophila first arrived in Oregon in 2009. While its fruit fly cousins lay their eggs in overripe fruit, this insect lays eggs in berries, cherries and other soft fruits as they... more »

Registration expanded for Timorex Act OMRI-certified biofungicide

STK bio-ag technologies, Israel’s innovative leader in botanical-based organic and hybrid solutions for sustainable agriculture and aquaculture, announces that Timorex Act organic biofungicide is now registered throughout Mexico, with Syngenta as the exclusive distributor. According... more »

Naturipe kicks-off FeBLUEary with new digital platforms

Saliinas, California-based Naturipe, a producer of fresh blueberries, will celebrate FeBLUEary for the fifth consecutive year. The campaign begins on Feb. 1 and highlights the first organic blueberry peak season of 2021. This year, Naturipe... more »

Growth in the number of certified organic operations continued in 2020

Farmers and consumers choose the organic option for many reasons. The goal at the National Organic Program is to protect that choice by taking the profit out of fraud and ensuring organic integrity from farm... more »

Merge Organics launches Merge Marketplace

Buyers and sellers in the organic food sector now have a new way to work together. Merge Marketplace, a new platform designed to connect organic producers with buyers of organic products, is now live. Buyers... more »

Rodale Institute sets Virtual Campus with organic transition, beekeeping courses

Rodale Institute, Rodale Institute, a leader of regenerative organic agriculture, has launched the Rodale Virtual Campus, a new educational platform for farmers, researchers, and the public containing online courses focused on regenerative organic topics. Two courses... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

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