The number of agricultural producers who purchase crop insurance for their specialty and organic crops continues to climb, which the USDA attributes to its work with producers and agricultural groups in recent years to create new crop insurance options, to expand and improve current options and to support local food efforts.
When it comes to agricultural safety and health, we humans can be too optimistic. Take, for example, women who are new to organic farming. A recently published study indicates that these farm moms may have an optimism bias about how safe their farms are for children.
The Organic Center will team up with the USDA’s Economic Research Service, California State University-Fresno and Purdue University on a free virtual conference series and hackathon examining technology to address complex issues for organic agriculture.
A&A Organic Farms in Watsonville, California will launch its second-generation compostable, recyclable packaging for cherry tomatoes at the Organic Produce Summit’s trade show September 16, 2021, in Monterey, California.