California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) is releasing a groundbreaking plan to use organic farming to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Three decades of peer-reviewed... more »
Farmers throughout history have taken advantage of off-season plant growth to enhance their next year’s crops. These plants, called cover crops, are beneficial in many ways, including protection... more »
Soil scientists from Cornell and Rice University have dug around and found that although adding carbon organic matter to agricultural fields is usually advantageous, it may muddle the beneficial under... more »
For organic farms, size matters: not so much the size of the farm itself, but the size of the neighboring fields.
A large-scale analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sci... more »
The University of California will establish its first-ever institute for organic research and education with a $1 million endowment.
The California Organic Institute will be established in UC’s A... more »
Increasing value and reducing overproduction are goals for all vegetable growers but they’re even more important for small producers. For Salad Days Farm at Versailles, Kentucky, that means identify... more »
With ever-tightening margins in farming, more farmers are looking to organic production as a way to maintain profitability. Farmers who want to learn the latest on organic methods for field crops, liv... more »