Organic Stories
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
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More Vegetables
December 2, 2015
New Organic Plant Breeding Effort To Produce Novel Varieties And Train Breeders 
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
First Organic Fast Food Restaurant - The Organic Coup
Fruits
November 21, 2015
First USDA-Certified Organic Fast Food Restaurant Opens
The Organic Coup opened its first location 10 days ago in Northern California. Read More
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Fruits
November 16, 2015
Organic Farming Transition Manual Available
USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education helps growers understand the certification standards and explore transition strategies. Read More
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Berries
November 5, 2015
$2 Million Grant To Sweeten Pot For Organic Strawberry Studies
UF/IFAS researchers will concentrate on cover crops and how they could impact multiple production practices. 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
Organic
November 3, 2015
Advisory Board Approves Organic Trade Association Petitions To Tighten, Improve Standards
Eleven materials were recommended by the Board for removal from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. Read More
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Fruits
October 28, 2015
Pacific Northwest Organic Plant Breeding Symposium Slated For February
Hosted by the Organic Seed Alliance, the symposium to be held in Oregon will identify opportunities for advancing organic plant breeding. Read More
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Organic
October 19, 2015
2016 Organic Agriculture Research Meeting Is Planned
Symposium will be held prior to the Asilomar Conference at the 36th Annual EcoFarm Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. Read More
Photo by James Olmstead
Berries
October 13, 2015
Whole Foods Gives Oregon Blueberry Grower A $114,000 Loan For Expansion
Hood River Blueberry is the recipient of a $114,000 loan to help expand its packaging line and purchase a new Read More
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Equipment
October 5, 2015
Grimmway Farms Moves Plants With Robots
In phase one of what it hopes will be a series of trials, Grimmway Farms experimented with the concept of Read More
Grimmway's Harvest Automation robots
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Robots, Container Production, And The Future Of Vegetable Growing
Water. Labor. Affordable land. Transportation costs. As a vegetable grower, you face challenges like these every year — but lately Read More
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Apples & Pears
September 22, 2015
Apples, Lettuce Among Top Organic Crops Produced
Survey says sales, production increasing. Read More
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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
Berries
November 5, 2015
$2 Million Grant To Sweeten Pot For Orga…
UF/IFAS researchers will concentrate on cover crops and how they could impact multiple production practices. Read More
Organic
November 3, 2015
Advisory Board Approves Organic Trade As…
Eleven materials were recommended by the Board for removal from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. Read More
Fruits
October 28, 2015
Pacific Northwest Organic Plant Breeding…
Hosted by the Organic Seed Alliance, the symposium to be held in Oregon will identify opportunities for advancing organic plant breeding. Read More
Organic
October 19, 2015
2016 Organic Agriculture Research Meetin…
Symposium will be held prior to the Asilomar Conference at the 36th Annual EcoFarm Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. Read More
Berries
October 13, 2015
Whole Foods Gives Oregon Blueberry Growe…
Hood River Blueberry is the recipient of a $114,000 loan to help expand its packaging line and purchase a new Read More
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Grimmway Farms Moves Plants With Robots
In phase one of what it hopes will be a series of trials, Grimmway Farms experimented with the concept of Read More
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Robots, Container Production, And The Fu…
Water. Labor. Affordable land. Transportation costs. As a vegetable grower, you face challenges like these every year — but lately Read More
Apples & Pears
September 22, 2015
Apples, Lettuce Among Top Organic Crops …
Survey says sales, production increasing. Read More
Citrus
September 15, 2015
Florida Citrus Grower Earns Organic Farm…
Organic Trade Association recognizing William "Benny" McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organic for commitment and significant contributions to the industry. Read More
Disease Control
August 25, 2015
BioSafe Systems’ ZeroTol 2.0 Now OMRI Ce…
Broad spectrum bactericide/fungicide is now cleared for use in organic production. Read More
Fruits
July 9, 2015
National Organic Survey Issued
The Organic Farming Research Foundation has kicked off its annual survey, asking all certified organic farmers in the U.S. to Read More
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