Organic Stories

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
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 Streptomycin’s Use In Organic Orchards
May 5, 2014
Proponents of extension cited inconsistent non-antibiotic research results and lack of viable options for apple and pear growers. Read More
FruitsVermont GMO Food Labeling Bill One Step From Becoming Law
April 28, 2014
Legislation to require labeling on foods containing genetically-modified organisms heads to governor’s office for signature. Read More
BerriesWish Farms Now Offering Year-Round Organic Berry Program
April 23, 2014
Consumer incentive initiative supports Florida blueberry and California strawberry deal. Read More
Apples & PearsOrganic Apple Growth Continues Stellar Performance As U.S. Crop Wraps Up
April 9, 2014
Columbia Marketing International, one of Washington’s largest growers, packers, and shippers, reports continued high demand for organic apples. Read More
OrganicNew Manuals Provide On-Farm Organic Plant Breeding Instruction
April 8, 2014
The Organic Seed Alliance releases four organic plant breeding manuals covering carrots, sweet corn, and tomatoes. Read More
FruitsAgriCoat Introduces Organic Seed Treatment To Suppress Fungal Root Decay
April 7, 2014
Natural III organic seed treatment protects spinach, tomato, pepper, and other vegetable crops against fungi. Read More

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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
FruitsVermont GMO Food Labeling Bill One Step From Becoming L…
April 28, 2014
Legislation to require labeling on foods containing genetically-modified organisms heads to governor’s office for signature. Read More
BerriesWish Farms Now Offering Year-Round Organic Berry Progra…
April 23, 2014
Consumer incentive initiative supports Florida blueberry and California strawberry deal. Read More
Apples & PearsOrganic Apple Growth Continues Stellar Performance As U…
April 9, 2014
Columbia Marketing International, one of Washington’s largest growers, packers, and shippers, reports continued high demand for organic apples. Read More
OrganicNew Manuals Provide On-Farm Organic Plant Breeding Inst…
April 8, 2014
The Organic Seed Alliance releases four organic plant breeding manuals covering carrots, sweet corn, and tomatoes. Read More
FruitsAgriCoat Introduces Organic Seed Treatment To Suppress …
April 7, 2014
Natural III organic seed treatment protects spinach, tomato, pepper, and other vegetable crops against fungi. Read More
FruitsDrought Assistance Available To Certified Organic Farme…
April 4, 2014
Farm Aid, California Certified Organic Farmers, and Community Alliance with Family Farmers offer disaster assistance to organic farmers who have suffered the effects of the drought. Read More
FruitsUSDA Announces Additional Organic Support Available wit…
March 21, 2014
Funds earmarked for increase in organic research, crop insurance, and exemptions for organic producers. Read More
OrganicUSDA Funds Used To Start Minnesota Farm
March 19, 2014
Organic vegetable farm uses conservation to make each acre count. Read More