Introduction to Oregon Tilth blog land
A new grant that will help to fund farmers and rural businesses who wish to install renewable and energy efficient projects.
The Organic Farming Research Foundation needs your help improving the EQIP Organic Initiative by Nov. 10th!!
The proposed NLGMA would be detrimental for organic growers and the environment if passed. Oregon Tilth was at the recent hearings in Monterey, CA to give testimony in opposition.
Demand Organic (DO) was conceived to educate and increase public awareness of the importance of organics. We focus on consumers who have not considered the possibilities of their organic choices, in hopes of inspiring long-lasting and profound personal change. The goal is to help you navigate the confusion surrounding organics; from labeling to asking the right questions to interpreting scientific research.
The deadline for the initial round of NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program funding is September 30th.
As outlined in WSU's 2008 Oregon Organic Crop Acreage report, Oregon has seen a huge increase in certified organic crop acreage.
Oregon Tilth has been nominated in the 2nd Annual Local Hero Awards for their contribution to the region's local food movement.
Oregon Tilth has teamed up with The Western Center for Risk Management Education at Washington State University, and other organizations to assemble some of the leading nationwide experts to host an educational Summit open to all NW growers. This event, which is the first of a two-part series, is designed to provide farmers with information about identifying and addressing food safety risks on the farm.
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability Of Value Added Producer Grants
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced the first farmer sign up period for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The CSP will make payments to farmers for maintaining existing conservation practices and for adopting additional practices on cropland, grassland, improved pasture, rangeland, non-industrial private forestland and tribal lands. Payment will also be made for adopting resource conserving crop rotations.
In response to recent publicity concerning an article in-press for the next issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) reminds consumers that organic has a great story to tell.
The U.S. Agriculture Department has ordered an audit of its National Organic Program, saying that external scrutiny is needed to improve the integrity, transparency and reliability of the seven-year-old food program.
A first of its kind agreement has been reached between the US and Canada to expand opportunities for organic trade between the two countries. The "equivalency agreement" follows a review by both nations of the other's organic certification program.
With cooperation from Oregon Tilth and WSDA Organic Food Program, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) has been compiling statistics to characterize the organic agriculture sector in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.
A report given by the USDA Economic Research Service covers some more recent trends facing the organic industry such as a supply squeeze, increase of organic imports from foreign countries, and a weaker economy.
USDA is conducting its first-ever, wide-scale survey of organic agriculture. Through the Organic Production Survey, NASS will gather additional information on how the growth of organic farming is changing the face of U.S. agriculture.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State University officials say they plan to cut $13.4 million from the school's current budget.
Organic agriculture continues on its upward climb in Washington state, according to a recently released annual report from Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The Organic Cost Share Reimbursement Program was approved by Congress and funds made available through the USDA to applicant states. Oregon received $405,000 in reimbursement funds.