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Report Highlights Barriers and Opportunities for Farmers Interested in Organic
May 8, 2017
Farmers enter into organic production for many reasons, chief among them are typically a concern for the conservation of natural resources and environmental protection and a desire to benefit from the higher price points that organic products typically demand.
April 24, 2017
Check out archived Farminars on our website and stay tuned for new Farminars coming your way.
Report Highlights Changes in CSA Models
April 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report, Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets, highlighting six case studies of farmers using the community supported agriculture (CSA) direct-to-consumer business model and how that model has changed since the 1980s.
New Tools Available to Improve Conservation
April 11, 2017
Farmers and ranchers can better clean and conserve water, improve the quality of soil and air and enhance wildlife habitat by using a variety of tools.
New Publications Help Farmers and Certifiers Incorporate Biodiversity Practices on the Farm
March 14, 2017
Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) recently released two publications to support organic farmers as they incorporate biodiversity practices into their operations. There is a direct linkage between conservation practices on the farm and National Organic Program (NOP) standards, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can and should play a critical role in ensuring that conservation programs and support are accessible and appropriate for organic and transitioning-to-organic participants.
Rodale Institute's Webinars
March 14, 2017
In case you can't make it to the farm, check out the webinar opportunities.
Mobile App to Support Endangered Bees
March 14, 2017
University of Vermont researchers have introduced a new mobile app that will calculate the crop productivity and pollination benefits of supporting endangered bees.