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Tennessee: Organic Crops Field Tour, Knoxville, Oct. 26

Tennessee: Organic Crops Field Tour, Knoxville, Oct. 26

👤By Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee 🕔Oct 12, 2017

Everyone is invited to attend the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s 2017 Organic Crops Field Tour, on Thursday, October 26. Visitors will learn first-hand about the latest research efforts and organic growing recommendations while enjoying the facilities at the UT East

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North Carolina Organic Cotton: Where Are We Headed?

North Carolina Organic Cotton: Where Are We Headed?

👤By Rachel Atwell Vann, Kelli Dale, and Chris Reberg-Horton, North Carolina State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 24, 2017

There is a demand for organic cotton production in North Carolina, however there are many challenges associated with that production. Weed control, insect pressure, and limited genetics all are restraints to organic cotton yield in our region. Several growers have

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Organic Rice: Texas A&M Plant Pathologist Working with 10 Varieties -Video

Organic Rice: Texas A&M Plant Pathologist Working with 10 Varieties -Video

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 19, 2017

A market niche for organic rice has a potential to yield premium prices for farmers, but it’s more involved than simply planting the seed and forgetting it until harvest time. That was the message from a team of researchers at

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Weeds: When Conventional and Organic Farming Methods Collide

Weeds: When Conventional and Organic Farming Methods Collide

👤From the Weed Science Society of America 🕔Jul 13, 2017

This spring has been strange in Oregon’s Lane County. “It rained every day. I’m exaggerating, but only by two days,” says farmer Jason Hunton. When Mother Nature rears her ugly head, Hunton watches his fields. He farms both organic and

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Organic Farming Growth Creates Jobs but Meat Sector Faces Challenges – DTN

Organic Farming Growth Creates Jobs but Meat Sector Faces Challenges – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jun 1, 2017

Sales of organic foods continued to grow dramatically in 2016, particularly in meat and protein, but the industry still faces the challenge of convincing farmers to grow organic corn and soybeans that can be turned into feed, leaders of the

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Missouri Row Crop Farmer Has 4 Decades of Experience Growing Organic – DTN

Missouri Row Crop Farmer Has 4 Decades of Experience Growing Organic – DTN

👤By Richard Oswald, DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Charlie Johnson, 59, has been an organic grower for four decades, raising certified organic crops on his 2,500-acre farm near Madison in southeastern South Dakota. It’s a lot of work fighting the weeds and doing a lot of cultivating each

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Organic Is Only One Ingredient in Recipe for Sustainable Food Future

Organic Is Only One Ingredient in Recipe for Sustainable Food Future

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new University of British Columbia (UBC) study published in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case. “Organic is often proposed a holy grail

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U.S. Organic Ag Not Meeting Demand – DTN

U.S. Organic Ag Not Meeting Demand – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 17, 2016

Organic and non-GMO sales in the U.S. amount to chicken feed, but that chicken feed is increasingly imported because U.S. farmers aren’t in a position to fill demand for certified organic or even non-GMO feed. The gap between supply and

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Texas A&M Leading Organic Grain Crop Study

Texas A&M Leading Organic Grain Crop Study

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 24, 2016

Dr. Nithya Rajan and her colleagues believe organic grain and soybean crops have an enormous opportunity to satisfy demand for specialty feed for a growing niche livestock industry in Texas. Rajan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist in the

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Illinois Soybeans: Report Provides Options for Organic Growers

Illinois Soybeans: Report Provides Options for Organic Growers

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 20, 2016

Soybeans were planted on nearly 84 million acres in the U.S. in 2016, but only a tiny fraction–less than 1 percent–were grown organically. This number has been increasing in recent years, and a group of University of Illinois researchers wants

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