July/August

Will Kernza® perennial grain lead an agricultural revolution?

As food and beverage companies start to develop products with Kernza perennial grain, much work needs to be done to scale it up

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Shagbark Seed & Mill offers model to revive local grains in the U.S.

Local and regional grain mills add missing link to local foods movement

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Studies find organic farms benefit birds and bees

Two recent studies have found that organic farming helps to increase populations of birds and honeybees. The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. Attempts to rectify the situation have been made with the help of agri-environment-climate subsidies. They are granted to agricultural producers by […]

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Organic broiler chickens and soybean meal imports rise amid 2019 crop harvest uncertainty

By Megan Thomas, economist, Mercaris Processing of organic broiler chickens experienced gains over the second quarter of 2019 after a slow start to the year. Through May, organic broiler chicken slaughter was nearly even with levels from one year ago, reaching 22.4 million head according to Mercaris and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service […]

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Grain by Grain describes journey of organic farming pioneer and leader

Organic farmer and author Bob Quinn details why organic farming creates healthier soils and foods and revitalizes rural communities

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