Category Archives: Seed Industry

Going to Seed: Year Two of Carrot Research

Color, flavor, nutrition, top strength, vigor, shape, and smoothness are all qualities under consideration as we select carrot roots this month to replant for breeding populations as part of the Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) project. OSA senior breeder, Dr. John … Continue reading

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Seeding Canola, Ceding the Willamette

The debate around canola production in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is not new. For years proponents have lobbied to remove planting restrictions to encourage canola production for biofuel. (See OSA’s statement from 2007.) The canola exclusion zones were put in place … Continue reading

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Farmer Seed Stewardship: Theresa and Dan Podoll

Prairie Road Organic Seed Theresa and Dan Podoll Fullerton, North Dakota Theresa and Dan Podoll stand out as pioneers of organic seed production in the Northern Plains. Though they describe themselves as “isolated” in their region, farming near Fullerton, North … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislators Should Vote ‘Yes’ on HB 2427

I grew up working and playing in the Oregon countryside next to fields of broccoli, corn, beets, and beans. Strawberry picking was my first job at age 12, as soon as I could get my social security card. I spent … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended! Apply Now for Student Seed Symposium

Student Organic Seed Symposium  Applications Accepted Through March 15 CONTACT Kathleen Wood, Student Organic Seed Symposium, (719) 671-3509, organicseedsymposium@gmail.com Mt. Vernon, WA – The Student Organic Seed Symposium organizing committee is proud to announce the dates for the second annual symposium, … Continue reading

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