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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

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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 ...

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability ... - Entrepreneur

Organic news feed - July 8, 2014 - 7:35am

Entrepreneur

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability ...
Entrepreneur
Despite the wall of resistance, Rice opened the first official U.S. headquarters for the Fair Trade movement in Oakland, Calif., in 1998 after working in northern Nicaragua organizing cooperatives and training farmers for 11 years. What started as a ...

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No proposal to hike urea price: Government - Economic Times

Organic news feed - July 8, 2014 - 2:32am

Economic Times

No proposal to hike urea price: Government
Economic Times
Referring to various steps undertaken by the government to ensure adequate supply of subsidised chemical fertilizers to farmers, he said month-wise demand is assessed and projected by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in consultation with ...
No proposal to hike urea price: GovtLivemint

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No proposal to hike urea price: Govt - Business Standard

Organic news feed - July 8, 2014 - 2:25am

No proposal to hike urea price: Govt
Business Standard
Referring to various steps undertaken by the government to ensure adequate supply of subsidised chemical fertilizers to farmers, he said month-wise demand is assessed and projected by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in consultation with ...

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Nature Fresh Farms to expand successful organic line - The Produce News

Organic news feed - July 8, 2014 - 2:03am

Nature Fresh Farms to expand successful organic line
The Produce News
The company has found there are particular challenges as a Canadian grower. Although Nature Fresh's major market is the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulations do not allow the farm to bring offshore organic product into ...