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OFRF awards $50,640 in grants to organic farm research

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has awarded four grants totaling $50,640 to fund research for organic farmers.

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has awarded four grants totaling $50,640 to fund research for organic farmers. Researchers from Washington State University have been awarded a $14,996 grant to conduct field tests at eight organic farms to help match a variety of crops to the optimum amount of natural fertilizer for maximum productivity. In addition, farmers who produce organic seeds will benefit from a $12,500 grant to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Preservation to identify native bee species that are drawn to specific crops. OFRF also teamed up with the Clif Bar Foundation to award two grants to researchers who are creating new varieties of sweet corn to be grown in Oregon and broccoli best suited for organic farmers in North Carolina.

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