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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 »

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 »

Organic hemp processing facility opens in Madras, Oregon

VFS, LLC, also known as VFS Labs, has launched a state-of-the-art hemp processing facility in Madras, Oregon, according to a press release from the co... more »

Finger weeders provide an affordable option for in-row weeds

With the expansion of organic farming, and shortage of people willing and able to hand-weed, mechanical cultivation tools are becoming increasingly im... more »

Robotic, mechanical weeder on horizon for no-herbicide farms

A chemical-free option for weed control is in the sprawling fields of California’s elite organic vegetable growers. FarmWise, a San Francisco-bas... 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 »

Natural-grown healers: Herb growers, processors honored at MOSES

Four Elements Organic Herbals’ Jane Hawley Stevens and her husband David are no strangers to Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service’s (... more »

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