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.
New class series offered for the urban agriculturalist
Ruling made by the NOP prohibits liquid fertilizers previously allowed in organic production.
AIB International and Oregon Tilth, a leader in Organic Certification, have teamed together to bring you a unique seminar, Organic Certification with a Foundation in Food Safety.
As energy prices climb and growers and operators watch their bottom line shrink, a regional group has announced services to help conduct on-site energy audits and secure funding for energy efficiency upgrades. Producers and small rural businesses in western Oregon counties can receive these services at no charge.
Oregon Tilth comments on Proposed Pasture Regulation
The USDA, today, announced that they have amended the organic certification cost share program, resulting in funds being eligible to more farmers, producers and processors.
New proposed pasture regulation for organic livestock production has been released. The proposed regulations could mean major change for organic livestock producers. Comments on the recommendation requested.
Critics of genetically modified crops have warned about "frankenfood" and "superweeds" for years. But today, more than four-fifths of the nation's corn, cotton and soybean crops are altered to resist pesticides and insects.