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April 15, 2024
MSU grape spring meeting includes organic talk

Organic vineyard conversion is part of  Michigan State University Extension’s (MSU) grape spring kick-off meeting. The event is designed to help... more »

April 12, 2024
Michigan Fruit Management Guide released

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has released its latest Michigan Fruit Management Guide. The Michigan Fruit Management Guide (E0154) from... more »

April 11, 2024
Rivulis provides irrigation advice

In the world of farming, investing in orchards and permanent crops is like planting seeds for long-term success — think a decade or even up to 50 ye... more »

April 10, 2024
USDA releases National Organic Program review

The USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) has published the 2023 annual peer review report and its response.    "As part of its commitment to co... more »

April 10, 2024
MSU offers free webinar on organic recordkeeping

Michigan State University is sponsoring a free webinar on recordkeeping for organic growers. The webinar is from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern April 19. R... more »

April 10, 2024
OFRF program supports farmer-led research

Tim and Becky Colby own Colby Farms, a 14-acre farm in Papillion, Nebraska, where they produce vegetables, fruits and some livestock products for thei... more »

April 9, 2024
Vidalia onions veteran joins G&R Farms

G&R Farms, which grows organic Vidalia onions, has added Rawls Neville as sales manager. A Vidalia onion industry veteran, Neville joined the t... more »

April 8, 2024
1-on-1 assistance key to organic transitions

For producers who are making the transition to organic certification, one-on-one technical assistance is key to their success, according to the USDA. ... more »

April 5, 2024
Consumers recognize, trust USDA organic seal

Consumers recognize the USDA organic seal more than any other certification in the marketplace, according to a new survey released by the Organic Trad... more »

April 5, 2024
Robot packaging system introduced

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying mill... more »

April 4, 2024
Biostimulant access expanded by partnership

Acadian Plant Health, a biostimulant technologies provider, has announced a strategic distribution partnership with Koppert USA, a biological crop pro... more »

April 4, 2024
Sustainable farming practices highlighted

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer ... more »

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