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Monday, April 19

  Last chance to nominate folks for the Specialty Grower Sustainability Award

The deadline is upon us. It’s 11 o’clock. Do you know where your sustainable growers are?

  Organic fresh produce sales top $2.2B in 2021’s Q1: OPN report

Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of last year’s growth, increasing by 9.3% from the same period in 2020 and topping $2.2 billion for the quarter, according to the Q1 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.


Bio-pesticide gives growers a more flexible approach to nematode control

Familiar to ”conventional” U.S. farmers for its often-novel crop nutrition products, OMEX® is becoming more widely known in organic circles for its growing stable of “developed for organic” products, such as the OMRI-certified bio-fertilizer Achieve™ 3-1-3 — a highly effective, plant-derived plant growth enhancer.


  Consumers see ag as part of climate change answer: survey

When it comes to climate change, consumers view agriculture as a part of the solution rather than the problem, according to an international survey sponsored by Cargill.

  Organic seeds, landscaping and farm all part of Michigan’s Nature & Nurture

Even with two decades of organic landscaping under their belt, Mike Levine and Erica Kempter are still energized, expanding, and innovating.


3 Plant Available Fertilizers for Improving Uptake

Reduce salt and abiotic stress with these 3, immediately plant-available fertilizers from Ferticell, all approved for organic use and plant-derived. Build soil health while increasing nutrient use efficiency in a variety of crop types.


  Rising stars in sustainable agriculture awarded scholarships

Three students – Erniko Brown, Cyheim McRae and Kristen Dunning – recently earned Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to help further their work in sustainable agriculture and with communities of color.

  How Cascadian Farm works to recharge groundwaters, host water birds

While soil rests under four inches of water, birds soak their feet and landowners collect rent money from a conservationists’ group – that’s a rough picture of how a project in Sacramento Valley, California has worked for years.



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