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Is organic farmland worth more or less than conventional farmland?
Anyone looking for certified organic row crop farmland is going to have a hard time comparing prices with comparable conventional farmland. Data service company Mercaris is partnering with People...
Farming was a far-stretch fantasy for Bill and Lesley King, but they put their business skills to work and brought fresh, organic produce to their community.
Providing supplementation helps chickens during cold weather
In the wintertime, free-range chickens don’t have bugs to dine on, but they do like to scratch under a light snow and pick up seeds, and nibble on refuse from the fall garden. On...
It’s tough to be an organic farmer if you can’t find the organic seed you need
A big challenge for organic farmers is finding enough organic seed to meet their needs. One reason for the limited supply is a lack of skilled farmers who are interested in and capable of growing...
USDA says number of certified organic operations increased 12% between 2014 and 2015, and 300% since 2002.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the...
Sara Creech found peace on a small farm and is sharing that with veterans
Sara Creech never thought about becoming a farmer – until her husband, Chuck, was diagnosed with colon cancer. When he got sick, they studied nutrition. They bought food from local farmers,...
USDA has $17.6 million in funding to support research and outreach activities that will help growers, producers, and processors find innovative ways to improve organic agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on December 10, 2015, the availability of $17.6 million in funding to support research and outreach activities that will help growers, producers, and...
Help your gardens repel bugs and take care of themselves
When bugs find your vegetable garden and help themselves to dinner, it can make you feel helpless. Maybe you cry “uncle”, give up, and say you’ll try again next year. But with the...
New surveys are honing in on land ownership, organic farming, and horticulture
The 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the big picture of farming in the U.S. It counts farms of all sizes, the age of the operators, the commodities they grow, and provides a lot of valuable...
A California dairy farm family shows city folks where their food is produced.