Reports

REPORT: Is Organic Farming Risky?

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) Asks Is Organic Farming Risky? Is organic farming risky? Well of course, all farming is risky. But, is organic agriculture somehow inherently more risky than other systems of production? Here I will try to use my best rhetoric to answer...

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RESOURCE: Reducing Risk through Best Soil Health Management Practices in Organic Crop Production

RESOURCE: Reducing Risk through Best Soil Health Management Practices in Organic Crop Production Farmers must manage an array of risks. Production risks include yield losses resulting from poor germination and establishment; drought, hail, and other adverse weather events; weeds, pests, and diseases; nutrient limitations; and long-term...

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Farm to School Grantees’ Growing Achievements

CULTIVATING OPPORTUNITY:an Overview of USDA’s Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School Grantees’ Growing Achievements The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to incorporating local and regional foods throughout its nutrition assistance programs, providing high-quality, nutritious foods to program participants and increasing economic opportunities...

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UPDATED: Potting Mixes for Certified Organic Production

UPDATED: Potting Mixes for Certified Organic Production This updated ATTRA publication, "Potting Mixes for Certified Organic Production," offers current information about potting mixes for use in transplant or containerized plant production and for those wishing to blend organic media. Recently revised by NCAT Agriculture Specialist Luke...

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FREE PUBLICATIONS: Botanical Controls & Companion Plantings For Pest Control

FREE PUBLICATION: Botanical controls and companion plantings for pest control resources Whiteflies are tiny, white insects that cause crop losses on a global scale. This tipsheet, "Whiteflies - Botanical Control Formulations," offers advice and direction on eliminating these pests through botanical pesticides. Download the digital publication free...

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