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by Farm Press Staff, Total organic product sales by U.S. farms and ranches showed substantial growth over the last few years, increasing 83 percent since 2007, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. In January, NASS will launch its 2014 Organic Survey to gauge increasing organic interest among consumers, producers, and businesses. To learn more about …Read More
BY COOKSON BEECHER Rumblings over a new USDA policy about which synthetic (non-organic) materials can be used in organic agriculture sparked heated blowback on legal and political fronts during a four-day meeting late last month of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in Texas. Those against the new policy believe it could make it more …Read More
by Terry E. Poole, Principal Agent Emeritus I regularly have people contact me about how to begin an organic farming enterprise. Most people are shocked when they learn that one or two years of green manure crops are not enough to build their soil’s organic matter to what is needed, and that this process will …Read More
By Jennifer Kongs, I was lucky enough to attend the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) 25th Anniversary Conference in La Crosse, Wis., this past weekend (Feb. 27 to March 1, 2014). The conference began a quarter-century ago with just 90 attendees, compared with the more than 3,000 organic farmers and growers who attended this year’s …Read More
By Andrea Germanos Part of organic agriculture’s climate resilience is in the soil, which contrasts with the industrial system’s by being a carbon sink and also helps mitigate periods of deluge and drought, which are set to increase with ongoing climate change. From the Center for Food Safety‘s Cool Foods Campaign, Food & Climate: Connecting the Dots, Choosing the …Read More