Monday, December 21


 
  Oregon Tilth gets grant to foster growers’ ‘virtual peer learning’

In our national surveys of organic producers, we often hear from farmers that they consider peers to be the best source of information and guidance. In-person events such as farmer conferences also rate high on the learning scale.



 
 
  Young organic growers honored in virtual, live 40 under 40 awards

Organic growers were included in the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 with a live virtual ceremony during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO on Dec. 8.



 
 
 
  Vilsack ‘knows the importance of clear and consistent organic standards’ : OTA

The Organic Trade Association last week released a statement on the reported choice of former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President-elect Joe Biden.



 
 
  Oregon follows California in warnings about specific organic soil product

Oregon agriculture officials Dec. 11 issued a stop use notice about a specific agricultural product labeled as organic but found to have prohibited chemicals.



 
 
  5 tips to go from no-till-curious to no-till farmer

Reduced erosion. Saved time and fuel. Improved nutrient cycling, soil moisture, and resiliency in the face of drought. You likely already know the potential benefits of no-till.



 
 
  Keeping soils fit for food farming

Soil health sounds simple but it’s based on soil organic matter and the processes affecting soil organic matter are complicated with many interrelationships.



 
 
 
 

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