Organic Stories
CitrusRecord Number Of Organic Producers In U.S.
April 21, 2015
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services says domestic production has increased by 250% across all markets since 2002. Read More
OrganicWestbridge Receives California Approval For Organic Herbicide
February 18, 2015
SUPPRESS® Herbicide EC is a new broad spectrum, post-emergent tool for organic growers. Read More
OrganicUSDA Proposes Expansion Of Organic Assessment Exemption
December 17, 2014
Action would increase the entities exempt from paying assessments for promotion programs on products certified as “organic” or “100% organic.” Read More
BerriesPackaging Company’s Campaign To Benefit Future Organic Farmers
November 19, 2014
Sambrailo Packaging of Watsonville, CA, has partnered with California Certified Organic Farmers and will donate a portion of the sales of clamshells made from plastic bottles. Read More
Florida organic strawberry research
BerriesOrganic Strawberry Research Gets $200,000 Boost From Walmart
November 7, 2014
Scientists from University of Florida and North Carolina A&T forge ahead with studies, seek more grower feedback. Read More
Apples & PearsVirginia Tech Research Center Receives Grant To Study Organic Production
October 14, 2014
Rootstocks are the focus a of project led by assistant professor Greg Peck. Read More
OrganicResearchers Breeding Organic Tomato Varieties Receive $2 Million Federal Grant
October 1, 2014
Purdue University accepts funding to lead multi-institution research to breed organic varieties that will resist foliar diseases. Read More
FruitsOrganic And Local Food Economies Receive More Than $52 Million In USDA Grants
October 1, 2014
Most of the grants were authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill. Read More
FruitsFlorida Organic Group Dedicated To Serving Growers, Community
August 27, 2014
Education and development programs are plentiful for interested producers. Read More
Apples & PearsPromising Alternatives To Antibiotic Fire Blight Control
June 11, 2014
As organic growers lose their most-common defense against fire blight, research around the country provides resources and options for control of the bacterial disease. Read More
Apples & PearsThe Organic Price Premium For Apples
June 9, 2014
Prices fluctuate year-to-year, but even as the category becomes more mainstream, the market premium for organic apples is holding strong. USDA-Economic Research Service numbers for Atlanta and San Francisco, for example, show a steady increase in organic prices — especially in comparison to their conventional counterparts — over the last four years. Read More
Apples & PearsMichigan Organic Apple Grower Finds Success In Working With Mother Nature
June 6, 2014
For Jim Koan of Almar Orchards in Flushing, MI, organic production began as an experiment as he converted part of his 150-acre orchard 20 years ago, without the resources and guides available today. Read More
The Latest
OrganicDavid Peri of Peri & Sons Receives Outstanding Agri…
May 22, 2015
David Peri, president of Peri & Sons Farms, has been named the 2015 Nevada Outstanding Agriculturalist Award by the University Read More
CitrusUSDA Announces $11.9M In Assistance For Organic Certifi…
May 14, 2015
Following on the heels of the USDA’s announcement of record growth in the organic sector, the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service Read More
OrganicWebcast: Weed Control Options For Organic Tomato Produ…
April 24, 2015
As part of a series of free educational webcasts on The Plant Management Network, a presentation on weed control considerations Read More
CitrusRecord Number Of Organic Producers In U.S.
April 21, 2015
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services says domestic production has increased by 250% across all markets since 2002. Read More
OrganicWestbridge Receives California Approval For Organic Her…
February 18, 2015
SUPPRESS® Herbicide EC is a new broad spectrum, post-emergent tool for organic growers. Read More
OrganicUSDA Proposes Expansion Of Organic Assessment Exemption
December 17, 2014
Action would increase the entities exempt from paying assessments for promotion programs on products certified as “organic” or “100% organic.” Read More
BerriesPackaging Company’s Campaign To Benefit Future Organic …
November 19, 2014
Sambrailo Packaging of Watsonville, CA, has partnered with California Certified Organic Farmers and will donate a portion of the sales of clamshells made from plastic bottles. Read More
Florida organic strawberry research
BerriesOrganic Strawberry Research Gets $200,000 Boost From Wa…
November 7, 2014
Scientists from University of Florida and North Carolina A&T forge ahead with studies, seek more grower feedback. Read More
Apples & PearsVirginia Tech Research Center Receives Grant To Study O…
October 14, 2014
Rootstocks are the focus a of project led by assistant professor Greg Peck. Read More
OrganicResearchers Breeding Organic Tomato Varieties Receive $…
October 1, 2014
Purdue University accepts funding to lead multi-institution research to breed organic varieties that will resist foliar diseases. Read More
FruitsOrganic And Local Food Economies Receive More Than $52 …
October 1, 2014
Most of the grants were authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill. Read More
FruitsFlorida Organic Group Dedicated To Serving Growers, Com…
August 27, 2014
Education and development programs are plentiful for interested producers. Read More
Apples & PearsPromising Alternatives To Antibiotic Fire Blight Contro…
June 11, 2014
As organic growers lose their most-common defense against fire blight, research around the country provides resources and options for control of the bacterial disease. Read More
Apples & PearsThe Organic Price Premium For Apples
June 9, 2014
Prices fluctuate year-to-year, but even as the category becomes more mainstream, the market premium for organic apples is holding strong. USDA-Economic Research Service numbers for Atlanta and San Francisco, for example, show a steady increase in organic prices — especially in comparison to their conventional counterparts — over the last four years. Read More
Apples & PearsMichigan Organic Apple Grower Finds Success In Working …
June 6, 2014
For Jim Koan of Almar Orchards in Flushing, MI, organic production began as an experiment as he converted part of his 150-acre orchard 20 years ago, without the resources and guides available today. Read More
More VegetablesGrowers Playing Vital Role In Organic Strawberry Study
May 21, 2014
UF/IFAS researchers harvesting helpful firsthand feedback to develop sustainable production systems. Read More
Disease ControlNufarm To Market Fire Blight Preventive Product In 2015
May 20, 2014
Biological product suppresses bacteria and can be used in conventional and organic orchards; Verdesian Life Sciences to market Bloomtime for remainder of the year. Read More
Apples & PearsNational Organic Standards Board Votes To End Streptomy…
May 5, 2014
Proponents of extension cited inconsistent non-antibiotic research results and lack of viable options for apple and pear growers. Read More