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Organic Agriculture

Welcome Oregon’s Constant Gardener!

We’re thrilled to be working with Oregon’s Constant Gardener. OCG carries the best nutrients and growing gear on on the planet, along with real expert gardening advice. These folks are amazing and Grow Switch is honored to have them as our exclusive retail partners in the Eugene and Springfield areas. You can also order online from their website: …Read More

Full On “Crushing It” In Philippine Field Trials

Full On has been undergoing organic product registration in the Philippines. Registration requires actual field trials to be conducted with the countries Ag departments (BAFS). The Full On trial with Bok Choy has just finished and we’re waiting for all the data to be completed. Test conducted at Tres de Mayo Farm, Digos City. T1: Control , T2: …Read More

Organic Farming More Productive Than Was Thought

BY LAUREN ROTHMAN The term “organic agriculture” tends to evoke the image of a verdant, small-scale farm, its friendly, overalls-clad caretaker kneeling among his rows of leafy chard to individually pluck them of pests. A delicate and labor-intensive operation that might produce a handful of lovely CSA baskets, but probably won’t go far towards feeding large …Read More

Organic agriculture has room to grow in Idaho

Carol Ryan Dumas, Capital Press Organic food companies new to Idaho could provide future opportunities for Idaho organic growers, but growers might have to adapt to meet the companies needs. Twin Falls, Idaho — Two large organic food companies are settling into southern Idaho, bringing with them future opportunities for Idaho growers. But farmers might need …Read More

NASS launches organic agriculture survey in January

by Farm Press Staff, Total organic product sales by U.S. farms and ranches showed  substantial growth over the last few years, increasing 83 percent since 2007, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. In January, NASS will launch its 2014 Organic Survey  to gauge increasing organic interest among consumers, producers, and businesses. To learn more about …Read More

Organic farming more drought resistant: Report

by Robert Ferris | @RobertoFerris, When it comes to groceries, “organic” and “sustainable” usually mean “expensive.” But the supposed productivity gaps between organic and conventional farming may be a lot smaller than thought—and organic farming may be especially competitive during droughts like the one currently crushing California’s massive agricultural sector. A new analysis of more than 100 …Read More

Yes, Organic Farming Can Feed the World

By Anna Lappe | Takepart.com, A few years ago, I was at a biotechnology trade meeting listening to a panel on GMOs. Throughout the two-hour session, the panelists all sang the praises of the technology—not too surprising at an industry event. At the time, the GMOs under commercial planting were limited to seeds genetically engineered …Read More