Category Archives: Organic Seed Alliance

Save the Date: OSA’s Annual Research Farm Field Day is Sept. 26th

Come join us at OSA’s research farm in Chimacum, Washington, on Monday, September 26th, for our annual field day and autumn celebration. The event kicks off with a field tour showcasing our research projects, followed by a vegetable variety tasting … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard Breeding is Looking Bright

OSA has been breeding Swiss chard in collaboration with organic farmers on the Olympic Peninsula for seven years. The project is focused on breeding red chard varieties with more bolt tolerance, which remains a major production challenge for organic farmers. … Continue reading

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California Hubs Focus on Organic Seed Education, Networking

OSA’s California activities are in full swing, with organic plant breeding, variety trials, and educational workshops happening throughout the state. In five regional hubs — the Northeast, Northwest, Bay Area, Sierras, and far South — we’re focused on activities that … Continue reading

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Congress can do better on GMO labeling

Both the Senate and House have passed the “DARK Act” (S. 764), a controversial bill that’s been debated for several years now. The bill is being touted as a “compromise” but falls woefully short on requiring mandatory, on-package labeling. The bill instead gives companies … Continue reading

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Summer Sowing for Winter Harvests

Producing food for year-round harvests requires planning ahead. By June most farmers feel like they’re caught up with spring planting, but now is the time to source seed for crops that will extend the harvest into fall, winter, and early … Continue reading

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