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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

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

Is organic farming sustainable?

via North Denver News Dear EarthTalk: Do you agree with the recent claim in the Wall Street Journal that organic agriculture isn’t actually sustainable?​– Chuck Romaniello, Pittsburgh, PA Dr. Henry I. Miller’s May 15, 2014 opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal has indeed made waves in the organic farming community. Miller, former director of the Office of Biotechnology at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, …Read More

Group to get expert training in organic farming

Via AgriNews WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A group from Purdue University will learn more about best practices for small farms at one of the oldest organic farms in Pennsylvania so they can develop programs to help start such operations across Indiana. The training in no-till organic systems, composting, soil health, nutrient management, integrating livestock in …Read More