Financial aid available to organic farmers to create buffers

The USDA is assisting organic farmers with the cost of establishing up to 20,000 acres of new conservation buffers and other practices on and near farms that produce organic crops. The financial assistance is available from the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a federally funded voluntary program that contracts with agricultural …

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Will the next superfood please stand up?

Moringa, algae, purple corn, and a few other foods are vying for superfood status, leaving kale, acai berries, blueberries, and chia and flax seeds in the dust. While superfoods have no accepted medical definition, they are typically high in nutrients. The hype around proclaimed superfoods is questionable, but that doesn’t seem to be …



Does Organic Play A Role In Your Marketing?

Organic marketing, often referred to as green marketing, is the act of using environmentally-friendly practices when manufacturing, distributing, or advertising a business’s product. As the awareness of the hazards of environmental waste, chemical use, and greenhouse gases continues to increase, more and more companies are turning to organic …

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Organic farmer leads the way in weeding

Adrian Steele at Chapel Farm in Pershore chose to go organic to help combat herbicide resistance, specifically blackgrass, on the arable family farm, whilst maintaining viability. Weed control begins with planting using a combination drill in mid-October. Adrian uses a 4m drill to plant in rows 15cm apart that are mapped out by the GPS System … – Business Platform


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