Soil Health

USDA responds to lawsuit over hydroponics in organic program

The USDA this month filed a legal reply to a lawsuit over its policy allowing hydroponic grow operations to be certified as organic. The March 2 la... more »

California to give $22M in grants for healthy soil

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has selected 316 Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Incentives Program projects for grant awards tot... more »

Book details biodynamic grower’s 30 years of no-till practices

Bryan O’Hara once struggled to ramp up pesticide-free vegetable production on a few acres for his livelihood, but after 30 years of labor and learni... more »

Why fiber growing containers are a viable solution

A poll conducted last year by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication revealed that 62% of Americans now believe that, “global warming is c... more »

California to develop statewide soil health map

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently announced a stakeholder workshop on the development of a soil organic carbon map for... more »

Building soils for organic production

As a percentage of total food production, organic has increased significantly over the last several decades. In the recent past, the United States was... more »

Soil health practices show economic and ecological benefits

A group of California organic farmers is sharing information about their efforts to combine reduced tillage with the use of cover crops, which they ha... more »

How to grow competitive, no-till organic soybeans

Organic soybean producers using no-till and reduced-tillage production methods that incorporate cover crops -- strategies that protect soil health and... more »

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