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Winter Pruning-palooza

Winter Pruning-palooza

This week the OEC team tamed the unruly forest garden thicket!

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NOP Releases Final Organic Pasture Rule

NOP Releases Final Organic Pasture Rule

February 12, 2010- the NOP released the final pasture regulation with a 120 day implementation period. All organic livestock operators should immediately read.

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EQIP Funding Deadline Extended to March 12th

EQIP Funding Deadline Extended to March 12th

There is still time for OTCO farmers to apply for financial or technical assistance!

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Tragic Beans and Radiator Tomatoes: Heirloom Vegetables Contain Stories, History

Tragic Beans and Radiator Tomatoes: Heirloom Vegetables Contain Stories, History

Check out new book on Edible Heirlooms by Tilth friend, Bill Thorness.

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USDA Releases Organic Farming Survey Data

USDA Releases Organic Farming Survey Data

Today the USDA released the first of its kind comprehensive survey data conducted on organic farms across the nation. The report, along with the complete data tables, show the most comprehensive data collected on organic agriculture by the USDA.

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Oregon Tilth in NoPo!

Oregon Tilth in NoPo!

Expanding the Organic Education Center's garden-based classes in partnership with Faubion Elementary School and the City of Portland

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Oregon Tilth and Urban Growth Bounty

Oregon Tilth and Urban Growth Bounty

Oregon Tilth is partnering with the City of Portland to help you grow and enjoy food that’s good for you and the planet.

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Korea Extends Implementation of Organic Processed Foods Regulation

Korea Extends Implementation of Organic Processed Foods Regulation

The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) published its final revision to the Labeling Guidelines for Food Products, which included an extension of the labeling standard for organic processed food products until December 31, 2010.

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Oregon Tilth forms Partnership with OSU Small Farms Program

Oregon Tilth forms Partnership with OSU Small Farms Program

Oregon Tilth and Oregon State University (OSU) Small Farms Program has solidified a long-term partnership with each other to mutually benefit each organization and organic farmers. Focusing on four targeted areas to benefit small organic farmers.

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Oregon Tilth Launches Organic Land Care Accreditation Program

Oregon Tilth Launches Organic Land Care Accreditation Program

Oregon Tilth is offering a five-day training for professionals focusing on organic landscape practices including Integrated Pest Management, soil building, sustainable landscape design, organic weed management, marketing organic land care, storm water management, tree care, sustainable resources and more. Register Now!

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4th Annual Local Food Connection

4th Annual Local Food Connection

Now in its fourth year, the Local Food Connection brings together local food producers and buyers to make business connections and share information about building and maintaining strong sustainable food networks.

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ODA Accepting Grant Proposals for Specialty Crop Project Funding

ODA Accepting Grant Proposals for Specialty Crop Project Funding

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is now accepting grant proposals for project funding as part of a federal program for specialty crops. Concept papers are due by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

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NRCS EQIP Funding for Oregon Organic Farmers - DEADLINE EXTENDED

NRCS EQIP Funding for Oregon Organic Farmers - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for Oregon farmers and ranchers who are certified organic or transitioning into organic to apply for the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) assistance has been extended until further notice.

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Letter to Senate on Food Safety Bill

Letter to Senate on Food Safety Bill

Oregon Tilth joined many partner organizations in signing a letter written to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions providing recommendations on Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act. The letter was submitted by NSAC (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition) on Nov. 16.

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Oregon Department of Ag Cost Share Reimbursement

Oregon Department of Ag Cost Share Reimbursement

Oregon received $202,500 in reimbursement funds for the October 1, 2009 -September 30, 2010 period. Applications are due by October 31, 2010.

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Coffee Talk November Issue

Coffee Talk November Issue

Our very own Inspector/Reviewer extraordinaire, Mike Dill, wrote an in-depth article in the November 2009 Coffee Talk magazine explaining the organic coffee certification process.

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Another Garden Blog?!?!?!

Another Garden Blog?!?!?!

Introduction to Oregon Tilth blog land

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CPRCD Receives USDA Energy Grant

CPRCD Receives USDA Energy Grant

A new grant that will help to fund farmers and rural businesses who wish to install renewable and energy efficient projects.

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Take a quick OFRF Survey!

Take a quick OFRF Survey!

The Organic Farming Research Foundation needs your help improving the EQIP Organic Initiative by Nov. 10th!!

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