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2011

Organic Grower Network Tours Milton Grain Farm
September 1, 2011
Organic milk, meat, poultry and eggs represent some of the fastest growing sectors of the organic market. Because agricultural feed ingredients in the diets of certified livestock must be organically produced, growth in the retail organic market has resulted in increasing demand for organic feed grains and forages, creating opportunities for Pennsylvania growers. Typically, there is a price premium for organic feed grains. In the past, prices for organic feed grains have reached 50 to 150% above conventional prices.
Organic Cropping System Field Day Focuses on Management Legacies
July 1, 2011
On June 25th, the “Weed Management, Environmental Quality, and Profitability in Organic Feed and Forage Production Systems” project organized a field day in partnership with the Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture Association (PASA) Farm-Based Education program. Almost 40 people took part in the full day of hands-on activities at the Russell E. Larson Research Center at Rock Springs to learn about how short- and long-term management legacies influence soil, weed, and insect populations.
Penn State Organic Research Highlighted by Science Daily
February 24, 2011
Science Daily reports on research conducted at Penn State that transitioned convential land to organic while comparing two different cover crops and tillage practices. The article highlights some of the findings in the research.