What we're reading this week

Apr 5, 2017 2:13:25 PM

Clover swards drive organic milk output on Co. Derry organic farm


A combination of different clovers in grazing and silage swards is helping a Co.Derry organic milk producer secure his total protein requirements from home-grown sources. 


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USDA announces $34 million to support research on sustainable water use


 The U.S. Department of Agriculture's or USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture or NIFA recently announced $34 million in available funding for projects that promote sustainable water use for food production, processing, and other competing uses. Read More>>

More consumers shopping organic — for good reason


As modern organic farming evolves, organic practices are making great strides in increasing production per acre and in some crops organic farming is reaching a production par with conventional farming.  Read More>>

South Africa’s first internationally certified organic sheep farmers


Willie and Sonja Esterhuizen, of Britstown, in the Karoo, are South Africa's first internationally certified organic sheep farmers. Read More>>

Mapping the Benefits of Farm Biodiversity


Beyond such immediate benefits to growers, Gonthier believes, encouraging more functional biodiversity on farms could help increase dietary diversity and food security-and could contribute to solving large-scale environmental problems for growers of many other kinds of crops. Read More>>