January/February

Missouri organic family farm faces ruin after herbicide drift

Vesterbrook Farm, which supplies a 150-member CSA near St. Louis, suffers huge losses of vegetable and fruits from herbicide drift from a neighbor’s soybean field.

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2018 Non-GMO and Organic Grain Production Contracts

The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2018. Bunge Milling Crete, NE Phone: 402-826-0034 Email: randy.edwards@bunge.com Contact: Randy Edwards Contracts offered: Non-GMO corn, organic corn, transitional corn Citizens LLC Charlotte MI Phone: 517-541-1449 Email: bwymer@citizenselevator.com Contact: Bruce Wymer Contracts offered: Identity Preserved soybeans for tofu, miso, soy […]

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Focus on soil health is key to smooth transition to organic farming

Farmers who transition to organic farming must have a different mindset with a long-term focus on soil health, say several farmers who successfully made the transition. Speaking at the Organic & Non-GMO Forum held in St. Louis last November, three organic farmers discussed the challenges they faced transitioning to organic and the keys to a successful transition.

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Feeding with Seed: the fertile gift that keeps on growing

Mauro Seed Company’s “Grow one, Give one” approach donates enough seed to produce two million pounds of food

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Non-GMO demand “trickles down” to seed companies

More non-GMO seed companies are emerging to meet the demand as farmers face low commodity prices and failing GMO traits

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