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The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Full Story

Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. Full Story

Split Farming Offers Benefit of Organic and Conventional Crops

posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Split Farming Offers Benefit of Organic and Conventional Crops
According to the Agriculture Department, 40 percent of U.S. organic producers also sold non-organic goods in 2012, suggesting that many of America’s organic operations hedge their bets with conventional -- and even genetically modified -- crops. Full Story

Program Trains Farmworkers To Be Organic Farmers

posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

By learning crop planning, production, marketing and distribution, farmworkers learn skills that can help them move up the job ladder. Full Story

Market to Market (September 7, 2012)

posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Market to Market (September 7, 2012)
Full Program: President Obama explains why the worst is over but he still needs more time. New research indicates organic foods aren’t much healthier than their conventional cousins. Hurricane Isaac brings much-needed moisture to portions of the Grain Belt,... Full Story

Study Questions Questions The Nutrional Value Of Organic

posted on September 7, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Study Questions Questions The Nutrional Value Of Organic
Stanford Study questions whether organic food is any better nutritionally. Full Story

Food Co-ops Brace for Arrival of Giant Rivals

posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The Boise Co-op eliminated thousands of slow-selling items. The Wheatsvile Food Co-op in Texas is opening its second store after 40 years. And the Davis Food Co-op in California is turning to a store designer. Full Story

Vegetable Farmers Feel The Heat

posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Vegetable Farmers Feel The Heat
While corn and soybean farmers are the most visible victims of the heat, another segment of agriculture is feeling the heat. Vegetable farmers are suffering as they watch their crops wither and die in the extreme temperatures. Full Story

U of M earns top grade for organic agriculture

posted on May 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM

The University of Minnesota has earned a top grade for its organic agriculture programs. Full Story

Prince Charles Touts Locally Grown Agriculture

posted on May 6, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Prince Charles Touts Locally Grown Agriculture
Charles, Prince of Wales, a consistent critic of genetically modified crops and strong proponent of organic agriculture, painted a bleak picture for domestic and foreign users of water in his speech at Georgetown University. Full Story

Experts: Contamination from GM Alfalfa Certain

posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Contamination of organic and traditional crops by recently deregulated, genetically modified alfalfa is inevitable, agriculture experts said, despite Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent assurances the federal... Full Story

USDA Will Allow Planting of Modified Alfalfa

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department is allowing widespread planting of genetically modified alfalfa, attempting to bring to a close a lengthy legal and regulatory process in which organic producers attempted to curtail the use of the... Full Story

USDA Asked To Decide: Does Organic Mean Outdoor?

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- When the doors to the hen house open, the 14,000 chickens on Edwin Blosser's organic egg farm make a mad dash for the pasture outside, where they can scratch and peck in the dirt. Full Story

Court Rules Organic Milk Case Can Continue

posted on September 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM

ST. LOUIS — Dairy consumers who sued several national chains and the largest U.S. provider of store-brand organic milk claiming they falsely labeled the milk can continue with their lawsuit under a federal appeals court ruling issued Wednesday. Full Story

California Aims to Boost Enforcement of Organic Rules

posted on July 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) - It's been barely a year since Luis Miranda began selling organic produce at farmers markets near his home in California's Central Valley, but he's already seen every trick in the book. Full Story
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