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Organic Farming More Productive Than Was Thought

BY LAUREN ROTHMAN The term “organic agriculture” tends to evoke the image of a verdant, small-scale farm, its friendly, overalls-clad caretaker kneeling among his rows of leafy chard to individually pluck them of pests. A delicate and labor-intensive operation that might produce a handful of lovely CSA baskets, but probably won’t go far towards feeding large …Read More

Organic agriculture has room to grow in Idaho

Carol Ryan Dumas, Capital Press Organic food companies new to Idaho could provide future opportunities for Idaho organic growers, but growers might have to adapt to meet the companies needs. Twin Falls, Idaho — Two large organic food companies are settling into southern Idaho, bringing with them future opportunities for Idaho growers. But farmers might need …Read More

Investing in sustainable agriculture by converting farms to beyond organic

by Ellie Winninghoff, How do you profitably invest in sustainable agriculture – farms producing diverse, fairly-priced healthy food without harming the environment, but which also restore soil fertility and provide farmers with a fair living? Small farms and community supported agriculture partnerships are nice, but they are predicted in the best-case scenario to reach only …Read More

Contamination Concerns Grow With Organic Farmers

By Kristen McConnaughey, The rising popularity of organic farming means concerns over chemicals. Farmers say pesticide-drifting can cause millions of dollars in lost revenue or even destroy their farming operations all together. People who work with farmers say they are seeing a rise in drifting issues as more people take up organic farming. They are trying …Read More