organic

USDA-NIFA grants $600K to OSU for organic potato storage initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Sept. 15 an investment of over $30 million f... READ MORE »

Organic growers can apply for assistance to cover certification costs

Organic producers and handlers can now apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to assist with the cost of receiving or maintaining... READ MORE »

Strohauer Farms uses organic, fingerling potatoes to diversify and grow

When the other kids were riding tricycles, Harry Dean Strohauer already had his sights set on driving tractors. If he saw a chance to cut school in fa... READ MORE »

Organic potato sales see slight dip during second quarter

Total organic fresh produce sales for the second quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 4% from the same period la... READ MORE »

Why Western growers continue to invest in organic, food safety

Growers of the West continue to invest heavily in both organic production and food safety. It’s not just individual growers. Membership group Weste... READ MORE »

Vermont Valley Community Farm finds niche in organic seed potato production

Small, organic farms need organic seed potatoes, and a small, organic farm in Wisconsin has found its niche in supplying those farms. The Vermont V... READ MORE »

Certis USA announces new rep for Southwest US

Industry veteran Jody Gomez recently joined Certis USA’s sales team, according to a news release from the biopesticide company. Jody Gomez In the... READ MORE »

State of Organic Produce report released by OPN

The Organic Produce Network has released its inaugural State of Organic Produce 2020, a comprehensive overview of how the industry performed last yea... READ MORE »

FMC to partner with Novozymes on enzyme-based biological crop protection technology

FMC Corporation has entered into a strategic collaboration with Novozymes, a leader in biological solutions, to research, co-develop and commercialize... READ MORE »

Washington State University to host free no-till symposium

The Washington State University Extension and Oregon Tilth will hold a Zoom virtual symposium on no-till agriculture Feb. 24-25, 2021. Extension in... READ MORE »


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