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 Dec 27, 2016 5:21:01 PM

Meridian Feed Mill Certified as Organic


The Feed Mill in Meridian, Idaho has become the first Feed Mill in Southern Idaho to get certified as organic. The Mill needed to show the whole process, where every ingredient originated from , where it enters the mill and the path it takes, as well as any interaction with other ingredients. Read More>>

Cool-season vegetable rotation effective, sustainable practice


In Athens, Georgia  the production of organic vegetables is challenging due to warm and moist conditions causing issues with weeds, insects and disease pressure. Authors of a new study in HortTechnology suggest pairing cool-season cash crops with warm-season cash crops may help alleviate the concerns. Read More>> 

Survey of Virginia cattle farms coming in January 


The USDA National Statistics Service will survey cattle operations in Virginia. The first two weeks of January will give Virginia producers the opportunity to report their dairy cattle inventories, beef, calf crop, death loss and cattle on feed information. Read More>>

Sonowal lays stress on organic farming

The Sentinel

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of Assam spoke at a workshop on agriculture in Kanhijuchi Dec, 27 saying that the focus needs to be on organic farming. The government will continue to be aggressive on organic farming and wants to make farming more popular in the states. Read More>>

USDA helps Americans build for tomorrow

The Messenger

The USDA released a report on Nov.22 that documents some of the success that has come out of the funded programs that stimulate scientific research. The researched has helped bring about 222 new inventions, 125 new patent applications filed and 94 patents awarded. Read More>>

FSA to take on organic program


In 2017 organic farmers will have an easier way to apply for federal funding. Farmers can apply at a Farm Service Agency Office instead of applying for a cost -share through the State Department of Agriculture. Read More>>