Monday, November 15


 
  Washington state studies postharvest preservation for organic fruit

Increasingly popular with consumers, Washington-grown organic apples and pears thrive in the region’s dry, disease-discouraging climate.



 
 
  $100M invested in fund focussed on turning farmland organic

Farmland LP, a farmland manager focused on converting conventional farmland to organic in the U.S., recently announced that its second fund, Vital Farmland REIT LLC, has surpassed $100 million in equity commitments and is on target to reach its $150 million goal by the final closing date in December.



 
 
 
  Vic Smith, ‘a grower’s grower’ to be honored at OGS 2021

The Organic Grower Summit, Presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network will honor long-time organic grower Vic Smith as the recipient of the fourth annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.



 
 
  Organic Trade Association reviews action at the U.S. organic standards board

On October 19, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) kicked off its three-day biannual public meeting via live webinar.



 
 
 
  Farmers try poly-cropping, with more than one crop at a time

What if a farmer could grow an entire crop rotation together at one time, getting all of the benefits and all of the yield? That is the theory underpinning poly-cropping. 



 
 
  $20M on tap for organic growers’ post-pandemic assistance

Money is on the table for U.S. organic growers – $20 million, exactly.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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