The Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) program revised certification procedures became effective September 15, 2008.
OSU Extension and Oregon Tilth have joined forces to launch the New Organic Gardening Certificate Program. This program is similar in scope and size to the famous OSU Master Gardener Program, but with an organic focus.
A new complimentary pocket guide can help consumers avoid the high-risk fresh produce during the summer and winter season.
India: Four decades after the so-called Green Revolution enabled this vast nation to feed itself, some farmers are turning their backs on modern agricultural methods—the use of modified seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides—in favor of organic farming.
Even in a down economy, green consumers have shown a willingness to pay more for organic, natural or environmentally-friendly products, per a study released last week by the Natural Marketing Institute and The Nielsen Co.
Much like certified organic farmers, veganic farmers use no synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified ingredients. Veganic farmers use crop rotations and composted plant matter -- or "green manure" -- to fertilize their crops.
American Herbal Products Association Honors Herb Pharm for Outstanding Business Practices
America's ten thousand organic farmers have won a strong commitment to organic systems research, according to the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF). "With the override of the President's veto and final passage of the 2008 Farm Bill, Congress has made a substantial down payment toward a fair share of federal funding for organic agriculture," said Steve Ela, an organic tree fruit grower from Colorado and President of OFRF.
Organic agriculture and food processing is a relatively small but rapidly growing segment of Oregon's total agriculture industry.
WSU develops new online Organic coursed to prepare student for work in organic agriculture industry.
Organic prices are rising for many of the same reasons affecting conventional food prices: higher fuel costs, rising demand and a tight supply of the grains needed for animal feed and bakery items. In fact, demand for organic wheat, soybeans and corn is so great that farmers are receiving unheard-of prices.
In depth review of the published scientific literature which finally gives us the ability to answer the basic question -- are organic foods generally more nutritious than conventional foods?
WASHINGTON/LONDON/NAIROBI/DELHI - 15th April 2008. The way the world grows its food will have to change radically to better serve the poor and hungry if the world is to cope with a growing population and climate change while avoiding social breakdown and environmental collapse.
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently announced organizational and structural changes for National Organic Program (NOP) after five-plus years of program implementation.
The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) recently slashed prices for seed suppliers to list organic varieties in its Organic Seed Database. The Organic Seed Database enables organic growers to search the availability of organic seed, both open-pollinated varieties and newly developed hybrids.