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United States and Korea streamline organic trade - High Plains Journal

Organic news feed - July 11, 2014 - 2:26am

United States and Korea streamline organic trade
High Plains Journal
“This is another chapter in the success story of organic agriculture, which provides more economic opportunities for American producers, more choices for consumers, and more jobs in rural communities across the country.” “America's organic farmers and ...

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Your Bee-Friendly Garden Might Be Killing Pollinators - Care2.com

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 5:32pm

Your Bee-Friendly Garden Might Be Killing Pollinators
Care2.com
A lot of attention has been given to the use of pesticides, such as neonicotinoids (neonics), in agriculture and how they're contributing to bee declines, but another major source of these toxins has been found in our supposedly bee-friendly gardens ...

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Investors see bucks in bugs - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 2:58pm

Western Producer (subscription)

Investors see bucks in bugs
Western Producer (subscription)
The farm, being built by Gibraltar-based AgriProtein, will house 8.5 billion flies that will produce tons of protein-rich larvae as they feed on organic waste. The tallest barrier to such startups has been the availability of capital, with potential ...

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Nebraska native Darci Vetter confirmed as US ag trade negotiator - Lincoln Journal Star

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 2:11pm

Nebraska native Darci Vetter confirmed as US ag trade negotiator
Lincoln Journal Star
The Senate has confirmed Darci L. Vetter, who grew up on a Hamilton County organic farm, as the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. President Obama nominated Vetter in January, ... At the trade representative's ...
Vetter confirmed as next chief ag negotiatorFeedstuffs

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S. Korea organic pact reopens doors - Capital Press

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 11:01am

S. Korea organic pact reopens doors
Capital Press
Due to pressure from South Korean farmers and consumers, the government began requiring organic certification by an agency accredited in that country, which created a “double certification” problem for producers in the U.S., McEvoy said. The ...

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing NH pest - Foster's Daily Democrat

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 9:12am

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing NH pest
Foster's Daily Democrat
New Hampshire's agriculture industry is rapidly changing in the direction of high value/acreage crops, such as organically grown crops, stone fruits, grapes, woody ornamentals, and flowers grown outdoors for the retail market. Chandler says these have ...

Vetter confirmed as next chief ag negotiator - Feedstuffs

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 7:40am

Vetter confirmed as next chief ag negotiator
Feedstuffs
Oregon wheat growers, dairy farmers, and organics producers need someone at the negotiating table who understands that any trade deal must result in ambitious, comprehensive market opening for American agriculture,” said Senate Finance Committee ...

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End of the perfect American lawn? Campaigners call for pesticide ban - Telegraph.co.uk

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 6:18am

Telegraph.co.uk

End of the perfect American lawn? Campaigners call for pesticide ban
Telegraph.co.uk
In Canada the domestic use of pesticides is banned in many parts of the country. However in the ... They backed a measure which will restrict the use of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides to organic products approved by the US Department of ...

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing NH pest - Foster's Daily Democrat

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 1:27am

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing NH pest
Foster's Daily Democrat
New Hampshire's agriculture industry is rapidly changing in the direction of high value/acreage crops, such as organically grown crops, stone fruits, grapes, woody ornamentals, and flowers grown outdoors for the retail market. Chandler says these have ...

Taking stalk - Lethbridge Herald

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 8:50pm

Lethbridge Herald

Taking stalk
Lethbridge Herald
Dorais said given the demands facing the organic food industry, tours such as this offer an opportunity for experts to learn from one another. She noted the demand for organic products has been increasing in Canada at a rate of 15 per cent each year.

Bill Mattos: 'California Grown' a seal of approval among consumers - Gustine Press-Standard

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 6:11pm

Bill Mattos: 'California Grown' a seal of approval among consumers
Gustine Press-Standard
Food and Wine Magazine, Sunset Magazine and some celebrity chefs have joined the new campaign, and with money from both organizations support of various agricultural regions, like wine, in venues like Disneyland and hotels up and down the state ...

Strict government regulations drive demand for biopesticides - agprofessional.com

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 3:10pm

Strict government regulations drive demand for biopesticides
agprofessional.com
Global Industry Analysts announced the release of a comprehensive global report on the biopesticides markets. Global market for Biopesticides is forecast to reach US$6.2 billion by 2020, buoyed by the enactment of stringent government regulations ...

European-style circus is settling into Ayr - Cambridge Times

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 2:14pm

European-style circus is settling into Ayr
Cambridge Times
A visit to Farm Ayr will provide children the opportunity to see farm animals, learn about such things as organic farming and “about just being a kid,” Wehrli explained. In this vein, Farm Ayr is offering children aged four to 12 years old a summer day ...

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European-style circus is settling into Ayr - Waterloo Record

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 2:10pm

European-style circus is settling into Ayr
Waterloo Record
He later moved to Canada, eventually landing in Cambridge, where he lived for several years before purchasing the 89-acre farm at 3431 Cedar Creek Rd. in North Dumfries back in 2010. It has quick access to Hwy. 401, Cambridge, Kitchener, Brantford ...

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Change text size for the story - The Post - Ontario

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 8:51am

The Post - Ontario

Change text size for the story
The Post - Ontario
Some say it is a mesh between traditional conventional and organic agricultural methods. “For us it was a way of ... The United Church of Canada, in conjunction with Christian Care, is involved in helping Zimbabwe achieve food sustainability. McKellor ...

No Proposal To Increase Urea Prices: Govt - Businessinsider India

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 12:54am

Moneycontrol.com

No Proposal To Increase Urea Prices: Govt
Businessinsider India
... to be imported. The government is in the process of acquiring assets in various countries like Russia and Canada so that self-reliance can be achieved. He also emphasised on the need to educate farmers to use micro-nutrients and shift to organic ...
No plan to raise urea prices: GovtTimes of India
No proposal to hike urea price: GovtBusiness Standard

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No plan to raise urea prices: Govt - Times of India

Organic news feed - July 8, 2014 - 6:13pm

No plan to raise urea prices: Govt
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Government on Tuesday said there was proposal to increase urea prices and subsidy to farmers will continue. Chemicals and fertilizer minister Ananth Kumar also told Lok Sabha that government will ensure there is no shortage of urea at ...

'Sustainable' beef a golden opportunity - Alberta Express

Organic news feed - July 8, 2014 - 10:42am

Alberta Express

'Sustainable' beef a golden opportunity
Alberta Express
For example, consumers frequently send signals they don't like technology in agriculture — but modern farming practices are essential to feeding the planet, said Bruett. To further complicate things, marketers tend to promote organic as sustainable.

Ways to Support the Local Foods Movement - Mother Earth News

Organic news feed - July 8, 2014 - 8:44am

Mother Earth News

Ways to Support the Local Foods Movement
Mother Earth News
What we can't grow ourselves, we can acquire at local community gardens and small farms or by supporting local farmers markets. We can then support area businesses which are purveyors of local foods. Finally, only when we simply have utilized all of ...

USDA: Salmonella announcement wasnt delayed - Pape to lead food section at ... - Politico

Organic news feed - July 8, 2014 - 8:17am

USDA: Salmonella announcement wasnt delayed - Pape to lead food section at ...
Politico
“They include environmental concerns, labeling requirements in other countries, a desire to protect organic farmers in Oregon, even consumers' undefined "personal" reasons… If advocates were really concerned about consumer confusion, they'd tell them ...