Sustainability

Value of integrated pest management shown in Purdue study of corn, watermelon

Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild bees by adopting an as-needed approach to pesticides, a... more »

Organic foundation backs congressional ask for ag research funding

Organic Farming Research Foundation supports a recent letter delivered to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that sup... more »

Washington sheep farmer tests effect of grazing on potato farmland

The concept of regenerative agriculture is popular these days. The Rodale Institute states that regenerative agriculture “prioritizes soil health wh... more »

$3M given for research into cover crops for organic

A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stres... more »

Oregon’s Troon Vineyard earns Regenerative Organic Certification

From the organically grown winegrapes to the sheep that graze in the vineyards after harvest, to winemaking in aged oak barrels and clay amphorae, the... more »

AgriCapture’s 51K-acre carbon capture project listed with Climate Action Reserve

AgriCapture recently listed a greenhouse gas reduction project comprising more than 50,000 acres with Climate Action Reserve's Soil Enrichment Protoc... more »

Driving packaging sustainability in the time of COVID-19

The coronavirus may still be consumers’ top concern, but the pandemic hasn’t erased concern over environmental issues and demand for sustainabilit... more »

Organic ag tech conference planned by the Organic Center, USDA, Cal State

The Organic Center will team up with the USDA’s Economic Research Service, California State University-Fresno and Purdue University on a free virtu... more »

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