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Monday, May 23

  USDA to help cover costs of organic, transitioning producers

Agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic, along with producers and handlers who are transitioning to organic production, can now apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP) and Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP).

  OTA gives administration progress report on advancement of organic ag

Two years into President Joe Biden’s presidency, we assess how well the Biden-Harris administration has lived up to its campaign promises on climate and agriculture and how actions taken by the administration to date stack up against the Organic Trade Association’s top transition memo recommendations on advancing organic agriculture.


What's a Pre-Digested Organic Fertilizer?

Traditional organic fertilizers are simply blends of organic nutrients. When applied to soil, the plants rely on soil microbes to break down those nutrients to a simple form that the plants can eventually absorb.



Prevent and Treat Powdery and Downy Mildew

Identifying diseases in your crops is vital to protecting them as they grow to prevent loss and increase yield. Although the onset of disease is almost inevitable, the earlier growers can work on control, the better the outcome will be for healthy crops. How do you spot the signs and symptoms of powdery and downy mildew? Start with the basics of the diseases, think about the ideal conditions that cause the diseases, and determine the best methods for prevention and treatment.


  Vestaron raises $82M in investment round

Vestaron recently closed Series C fundraising efforts, bringing in $82 million from new and existing investors at the peptide-based biological crop protection company.

  SARE seeks ideas to improve sustainable agriculture outreach

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is seeking recommendations for information products or outreach initiatives that extend research-based sustainable innovations to improve the sustainability of American agriculture.


Real-time data to drive daily decisions

You control what you can. But once you’re planted, the wild card of microclimate requires accurate, real-time, hyper-local weather and environmental data. Now, daily decisions will drive your success. Learn more in this special report from Davis Instruments.


  Organic Market Update: Week 20

Organic Produce Network offers a round-up of organic fruit and vegetable production for national and international markets.

  H-2A temporary ag worker demand surges

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural employees under the H-2A program.


Drammatic® Liquid Fish Fertilizers

Drammatic® Liquid Fish Fertilizers are derived from fresh fish scraps from the Great Lakes. Drammatic® Liquid Fish hydrolysates contain the natural oils, amino acids, and minerals found in fish and are OMRI, WSDA, & CDFA listed for organic crop production.




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