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Demystifying USDA Tools for Organic Agri...

[ad_1] Posted by Joseph Heller, Natural Resources Conservation Service in Conservation February 21, 2017 NRCS Resource Curator Joe Heller in a residue-covered vegetable field in New York City. Leaving plant residues in place reduces soil erosion, increases soil organic matter and overall soil health. Bringing people together to talk can lead to good ideas. In […]

Organic Trade in the Americas: Inter-Ame...

[ad_1] Posted by Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program in Trade Feb 21 2017 Representatives from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Paraguay and Argentina met in Panama City, Panama, to discuss topics such as international agreements on organic trade, as well as the organic production and handling. Over the […]

The Global Organic Trade: Expanding Mark...

[ad_1] Posted by Anne L. Alonzo, Commercial Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Feb 21 2017 organic industry and support jobs and businesses globally. USDA photo courtesy of Miles McEvoy.” width=”500″ height=”375″/>This partnership will streamline access to the growing Korean organic market for US growers and businesses, which will benefit the thriving organic industry and support jobs […]

Health Benefits of Organic Food, Agricul...

[ad_1] February 8, 2017 – A report prepared for the European Parliament, co-written by Harvard Chan School’s Philippe Grandjean, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, describes the health benefits of eating organic foods and practicing organic farming. Why did the European Parliament commission this report and what was its main takeaway? The European Parliament is concerned […]