Organic

Midwestern organic growers’ interest in day-neutral strawberries surveyed

Researchers are asking the upper Midwest’s organic growers about their interest in growing day-neutral strawberries. Unlike strawberries that produce a burst of fruit for a few weeks – in the upper Midwest, it’s late June –... more »

Organic produce sales up 14% in 2020, topping $8.5B

Buoyed by a fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, 2020 organic produce sales finished with a 14.2% increase over the previous year, outpacing conventionally grown produce in both sales and volume gains, according to the... more »

EcoFarm Conference to be presented virtually Jan. 20-23

Recently described in the Los Angeles Times as “one of the most influential events in the world of sustainable agriculture,” the EcoFarm Conference has been gathering ecologically minded farmers, ranchers and foodies alike for the... more »

Stop use orders issued for the product Agro Gold WS

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) issued a statewide quarantine and stop use notice for the product Agro Gold WS effective Dec. 4, 2020. Agro Gold WS is... more »

Organic grower roundtable highlights industry bright spots, challenges

Leaders from three of the largest and most respected organic fresh produce companies agree that the outlook for the organic industry is positive heading into the new year, as they explored a wide range of... more »

Organic Farmers Association has clearinghouse for organic farmer education

The Organic Farmers Association (OFA) announced Dec. 8 it is launching a National Clearinghouse for Organic Farmer Education that highlights online education available to organic growers across the country and beyond. Organic Farmers Association builds... more »

Registration open for online Sustainable Food and Farm Conference

Registration is now open for an interactive educational online conference for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food and green living. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's (OEFFA) 42nd annual... more »

41st EcoFarm Conference goes virtual in partnership with Sierra Harvest

For the last 40 years, ecologically minded farmers, ranchers and foodies alike have gathered in Pacific Grove, California, to network, learn and activate at the EcoFarm Conference. In partnership with Sierra Harvest, this year’s EcoFarm... more »

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FGN February 2021

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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

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