Organic Stories
Organic potato grower staring at his crops
Crop Protection
August 25, 2016
Better Biocontrol Options Becoming Available To Organic Growers
New bio-based solutions to effectively control weeds and pests are cropping up. Read More
watermelon field R Gordon
Crop Protection
July 25, 2016
Organic Insect Control Product Available From BioWorks
The mycoinsecticide is EPA registered and controls a variety of insect pests. Read More
Photo credit: USDA
Fruits
July 2, 2016
Gantec’s Virtue 43 Receives Organic Certification
Adjuvant can be used in organic fruit and vegetable production. Read More
Organic farmer on tractor
GenNext Growers
June 20, 2016
Organic Farming Programs Can Be Eye-Opening
Tremendous sales growth of organic produce, combined with the average grower’s age, might equal opportunity. Read More
Bagging the fruit might be the only way to ensure growing quality organic peaches in South Carolina. (Photo credit: Juan Carlos Melgar, Clemson University)
Organic
June 1, 2016
Organic Peach-Bagging Project Shows Great Promise
Clemson University research may allow growers in the Southeast to prevent diseases related to heat and humidity. Read More
Photo credit: USDA
Fruits
May 24, 2016
Organic Food Sales Hit Record $43.3 Billion In 2015
Organic Trade Association says organic fruits and vegetables logged sales of $14.4 billion. Read More
(Photo credit: USDA)
Fruits
April 5, 2016
Organic Operations Up 12%
Data projects double-digit growth in organic sector valued at $39 billion nationwide. Read More
La Crosse, WI, City Councilman Fran Formanek delivers a proclamation from the mayor naming Feb. 27 “Faye Jones Day” in honor of the founding director of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).
Fruits
February 29, 2016
Largest U.S. Organic Farming Event Sets Attendance Record
Wisconsin event attracts participants from every state in the U.S., and was attended by people from around the world. Read More
David Coveyou of Coveyou Farms in Petoskey, 
MI, produces certified organic vegetables 
including lettuce and other leafy greens, 
tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and sweet corn. Photo credit: Coveyou Farms
Farm Management
January 31, 2016
Organic Vegetable Farm Combines The Right Ingredients To Create A Thriving Business
The business model of Coveyou Farms in Michigan has allowed the operation to be sustainable and profitable in a challenging market. Read More
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and a commercial partner developed a new organic antimicrobial wash for fresh produce.
Photo by Peggy Greb
Food Safety
January 25, 2016
Antimicrobial Wash Reduces Risk Of Pathogens Fresh Produce
The product is USDA certified organic and is expected to be used in commercial flumes and rinse tanks that wash fresh produce. Read More
Uproot Farms organic
Fruits
December 22, 2015
The Country’s Largest Organic Farming Conference Will Take Place In February
The conference features 65 workshops and will be held in La Crosse, WI. Read More
Recent trial results show that multiple applications of alternative insecticides
may be needed for insect control at moderate to high pest populations.
Photo Credit: Ayanava Majumdar
Fruits
December 12, 2015
$17.6M Available For Organic Agriculture Research And Extension
Funding to support outreach and research to help organic growers. Read More
The Latest
Fruits
September 27, 2016
Rodale Institute Launches An Organic Far…
A new national organization for organic growers is designed to provide advocacy, the latest research and education, and information-sharing among farmers. Read More
Organic
September 11, 2016
Organic Seed Alliance Names New Executiv…
New leader has a background in nonprofit development, environmental education. Read More
Fruits
September 8, 2016
Organic Association Chooses New Leader
John Mesko to head the Midwest Organic, Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), which hosts the nation’s largest annual organic farming conference. Read More
Crop Protection
August 25, 2016
Better Biocontrol Options Becoming Avail…
New bio-based solutions to effectively control weeds and pests are cropping up. Read More
Crop Protection
July 25, 2016
Organic Insect Control Product Available…
The mycoinsecticide is EPA registered and controls a variety of insect pests. Read More
Fruits
July 2, 2016
Gantec’s Virtue 43 Receives Organic Cert…
Adjuvant can be used in organic fruit and vegetable production. Read More
GenNext Growers
June 20, 2016
Organic Farming Programs Can Be Eye-Open…
Tremendous sales growth of organic produce, combined with the average grower’s age, might equal opportunity. Read More
Organic
June 1, 2016
Organic Peach-Bagging Project Shows Grea…
Clemson University research may allow growers in the Southeast to prevent diseases related to heat and humidity. Read More
Fruits
May 24, 2016
Organic Food Sales Hit Record $43.3 Bill…
Organic Trade Association says organic fruits and vegetables logged sales of $14.4 billion. Read More
Fruits
April 5, 2016
Organic Operations Up 12%
Data projects double-digit growth in organic sector valued at $39 billion nationwide. Read More
Fruits
February 29, 2016
Largest U.S. Organic Farming Event Sets …
Wisconsin event attracts participants from every state in the U.S., and was attended by people from around the world. Read More
Farm Management
January 31, 2016
Organic Vegetable Farm Combines The Righ…
The business model of Coveyou Farms in Michigan has allowed the operation to be sustainable and profitable in a challenging market. Read More
Food Safety
January 25, 2016
Antimicrobial Wash Reduces Risk Of Patho…
The product is USDA certified organic and is expected to be used in commercial flumes and rinse tanks that wash fresh produce. Read More
Fruits
December 22, 2015
The Country’s Largest Organic Farming Co…
The conference features 65 workshops and will be held in La Crosse, WI. Read More
Fruits
December 12, 2015
$17.6M Available For Organic Agriculture…
Funding to support outreach and research to help organic growers. Read More
More Vegetables
December 2, 2015
New Organic Plant Breeding Effort To Pro…
A project launched by the University of California, Davis was developed for growers in need of seeds for cultivars meeting the needs of organic farming. Read More
Fruits
November 21, 2015
First USDA-Certified Organic Fast Food R…
The Organic Coup opened its first location 10 days ago in Northern California. Read More
Fruits
November 16, 2015
Organic Farming Transition Manual Availa…
USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education helps growers understand the certification standards and explore transition strategies. Read More
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