November/December 2021

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

Money is on the table for U.S. organic growers – $20 million, exactly. The USDA in early November opened the application process for funds for growers who are...

Bayer’s vegetable seed leader sees ‘shift toward organic preference’

Organic seeds are not as niche a market as some might suspect. The acres qualified for certified-organic agriculture are a thin fraction of the total acreage that’s cultivated....

Cheers to growers of organic vines, wines: Editor’s letter

It gets complicated, but worldwide, more grapevines are grown organically every year. Although organic vineyards remain a small slice (6%) of overall winegrape, table grape and raisin production,...

Dominus Estate’s organic, dry-farmed vineyards create harmony with the land

Organic farming is a natural extension of the long-held philosophy at Dominus Estate that vines produce more balanced and complex grapes when grown in harmony with the environment. ...

For Arizona worm farmer Zach Brooks, business is booming and competition is welcome

This livestock won’t require a roundup. They won’t run away – wiggle or dig is the best they can do.  And yet, the waste produced by earthworms is...

How a career in organic agriculture started with a single egg

It all started with an egg. Or, more specifically, pasture-raised eggs. The first time I cracked one, there was no way of knowing how deep of a rabbit...

How a vertically integrated orchard and cider house became a regional centerpiece

Tucked in California’s gold country and about 1.5 hours outside of Yosemite is a 240-acre organic apple farm and cidery, featuring over 50 varieties of apples and split...

How Edible Garden thrives inside with CEA greens growing

Sustainability and environmental stewardship are in the recipe of success for Edible Garden. The greenhouse and hydroponic producer of organic greens, lettuces and herbs utilizes sustainable and proprietary...

Why Lipman Family Farms invests in organics and sustainable packaging

New green initiatives at Lipman Family Farms have grown to fruition.  Lipman started getting into organics about 10 years ago. It doubled down five years ago, reinvesting and...

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