Mississippi: Research Focuses on Cover Crops Plus Organic Certification

A clump of green rye and vetch grasses with a label resting on a short metal pole in the foreground.
🕔Jan 16, 2019Organic produce sales in the U.S. reached $16 billion last year, and demand is projected to continue. Casey Barickman, Mississippi State University Extension Service vegetable specialist and Mississippi Agricultural and […]

Organic Farming Worse for Climate than Conventional Practices, Says Study

🕔Dec 18, 2018Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving […]

Crop Choices, Farm Size: Changes in a Time of Low Corn, Soybean Prices

🕔Nov 8, 2017Recent news articles have documented that lower crop prices for commodities such as corn and soybeans have caused some producers to make changes to their traditional crop rotation, or to consider organic crop production […]

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

🕔Oct 12, 2017Everyone 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 […]

North Carolina Organic Cotton: Where Are We Headed?

🕔Jul 24, 2017There 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 […]

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

🕔Jul 19, 2017A 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. […]

Weeds: When Conventional and Organic Farming Methods Collide

🕔Jul 13, 2017This 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 […]

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

🕔Jun 1, 2017Sales 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 […]

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

🕔Apr 24, 2017Charlie 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 […]

Organic Is Only One Ingredient in Recipe for Sustainable Food Future

🕔Mar 13, 2017Many 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 […]

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