Organic

Naturipe Farms launches FeBLUEary with focus on organic blueberries

Salinas, California-based Naturipe Farms, the a grower and packer of fresh blueberries, is excited to continue celebrating the Year of the Blueberry this February by announcing their third annual FeBLUEary campaign. "When you think of... more »

Jennifer Taylor, Pedro A. Landa appointed to Rodale Institute board

Rodale Institute, a leader in regenerative organic agriculture, has appointed  Jennifer Taylor of Florida A&M University and Pedro A. Landa of Organización Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA) have been appointed to the nonprofit’s board of directors. Both... more »

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 »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

ITC: No harm seen from blueberry imports

Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

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