Sustainability

Organic ag can mitigate climate change, industry tells congress

Organic growing techniques could be part of the solution for slowing or reversing climate change – that’s what the industry told Congress recently... more »

Florida organic growers aim for ‘happy frogs’

John Bitter and Amy Van Scoik, first-generation farmers in Hawthorne, Florida, practice organic, small-scale, sustainable growing practices and sell d... more »

Study tackles sustainable ag mulch

Farmers often need to regulate soil temperature, reduce weeds and minimize water loss. Agricultural mulch can help farmers do so. But the plastic i... more »

Rodale Institute shows regenerative ag could draw down CO2 emissions

As extreme weather events, rising temperatures and global health crises continue to threaten our world, the repercussions of a changing climate are be... more »

$12.5M to establish new institute studying impact of biodiversity change

With the goal of revolutionizing how the world understands the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, the University of Minnesota has been awar... more »

Stemilt reaches Equitable Food Initiative certification

Stemilt has achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification at its impressive Quincy, Washington orchard operation that grows apples and cherries. ... more »

Virtual fly-in on climate change planned by Organic Trade Association

The need to tackle urgent problems never goes away, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Responding to that need, the Organic Trade Association is ... more »

North Carolina environmental farming fellowships awarded

North Carolina's Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) recently named recipients of its fellowship program. CEFS was born a out of a "con... more »

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