More Farmers Convert to Organic in 2019

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Mercaris Final 2019 Organic and Non-GMO Acreage Report: Total certified organic field crop acres grew 13% in 2019, new field crop operations up 14% U.S. farmers harvested nearly 3.3 million acres of certified organic field crops in 2019, driven by 14% more organic field crop operations, according to Mercaris, the market data service and online trading platform for organic, non-GMO …

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American Grown Campaign Launches

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Non-Profit Created to Address the growing Financial Crisis in American Farms Launches Campaign The American Grown Campaign launched at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on January 11. The non-profit was created by growers to address the growing financial crisis in American farms. American Grown was founded with farmers and growers from Florida, Georgia, and Michigan. “America’s farmers need our support …

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Georgia Organics Farm to Restaurant Program

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For the next three years, Georgia Organics will be working to increase the domestic consumption and sales from local organic farms in Georgia to restaurants in metro Atlanta. According to their Organic Procurement Coordinator, Lauren Cox, this effort is called the Farm to Restaurant Program. Each year of the campaign, they will work with a group of farmers committed to selling to …

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Organic Sales Doubled Over Five Years

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Organic

(NAFB) — U.S. organic sales doubled between 2012 and 2017, even though the total value of U.S. agricultural sales remained flat. The USDA says growth in the organic sector has taken off since the early 2010s as food manufacturers, retailers, and livestock producers have increased their demand for organic foods and inputs. Organic operations’ average sales were just over $400,600 …


BASF Promoting New Fungicide

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BASF’s newest fungicides are actually powered by Revysol fungicide, a new active ingredient that is different from any other DMI seen before. BASF Technical Marketing Manager, Paula Halabicki, explains to AgNet Media’s Taylor Hillman how it provides fast uptake and provides exceptional performance under high disease pressure. Revysol® – The latest fungicide innovation by BASF Video by: BASFAgro Revysol® is an …


USDA Begins 2019 Organic Survey

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(NAFB) — The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) will mail letters with survey codes this December to more than 22,000 organic producers. Specifically, the surveys target producers involved in certified or transitioning to certified organic farming for the 2019 Organic Survey. Each producer who self-reported organic farming in the 2017 Census of Agriculture will receive a unique …

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Tips to Help Maximize Greenhouse Space

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom has some tips to help you maximize greenhouse space. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The benefits of having a greenhouse can far outweigh the costs and complications of construction and care. As long as you take full advantage of every bit of growing space year-round, then you can recover your investment and even make a …


Best Organic Weed Control Methods

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Weeds are something we constantly battle in our gardens and farms. Cathy Isom has a few suggestions for the best organic weed methods. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Weeds tend to be some of nature’s most annoying pests.  When weeds encroach on your precious growing space consider organic weed methods.  Organic methods are categorized as such because …


Organic Program One of Many Excellent Choices for Producers

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The House Agriculture Committee’s Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of Organic Agriculture from the perspective of producers. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Neal Dunn (FL-2) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “At today’s hearing, we heard directly from farmers who have chosen to use the organic …