Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Colorful and Cutting Edge: New Carrot Varieties Take Root

Our research team recently joined Washington State University (WSU) researchers for a Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) field harvest and evaluation. CIOA is a long-term breeding project that is helping farmers and plant breeders find existing carrot varieties – and … Continue reading

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Organic Agriculture Research Symposium: Live Broadcasts!

Join eOrganic for selected live broadcasts from the Organic Agriculture Research Symposium in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on February 25 and 26. This online broadcast is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required, but you only need to … Continue reading

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Partnering with Greenbank Farm’s Organic Seed Project

Greenbank Farm, an OSA partner and non-profit educational farm on Whidbey Island, has started the second year of its Organic Seed Project. This project, which is funded through a Washington State Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant, aims to encourage new and … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Update: What’s at Stake for Organic Farmers

The following article is cross-posted from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s (NSAC) blog series, “What’s at Stake in the Farm Bill, ” which highlights expired farm bill programs and what this means for farmers and communities throughout the U.S. One of the … Continue reading

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Help Protect Oregon’s Organic Seed and Vegetable Farmers

Half of the Willamette Valley is in danger of being opened up to canola production. Canola is a serious threat to several thriving agricultural industries in this region of Oregon, including vegetable and clover seed producers, fresh vegetable producers, and … Continue reading

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