Sustainability

Riparian restoration projects begun on two Sonoma county organic farms

Riparian restoration projects on two Organic Valley farms  in Sonoma County were recently announced. Roughly 2 acres each, the projects will prov... more »

Grower column: Prepare for climate change now

In 2015 I took a sabbatical in Japan, my wife Hiroko’s home country. I expected to have a year’s rest and come back to my farm and pretty much pic... more »

Ranier Fruit’s organic blueberries to get ‘Better Bee’ certification

As summer approaches, and the upcoming Washington blueberry season nears first pick, Selah, Washington-based Rainier Fruit Co. announced its 100% org... more »

New $250M investment helps Apeel Sciences fight food waste

A quarter of a billion dollars in new investment this week was announced for Apeel Sciences, a company with a new postharvest treatment for fruit and ... 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 »

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: Pandemic aid won’t reach all farmers

Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced the impending opening of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) farmer aid payments to be delive... more »

Misionero first in Salinas Valley to earn EFI certification 

Organic leafy greens producer Misionero’s California processing facility has achieved Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) certification after a two-year... 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 »

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