March/April


Food brands seeking out Regenerative Organic Certified ingredients

Breathe Deep Farm supplies regenerative organic grains to Happy Family Organics and Alter Eco, while helping to revive grain production in New York’s Hudson Valley It didn’t take long for food brands to learn that Breathe Deep Farm, based in New York’s Hudson Valley, was producing regenerative organic certified grains. Organic baby food manufacturer Happy Family Organics had […]

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Hemp’s versatility could turn a downslide into an uptick as new opportunities emerge

After a robust start following legalization of hemp cultivation in the 2018 Farm Bill, production of the multifaceted plant has plummeted—a dramatic reversal leaving many farmers shortchanged, bankrupt, or having to store many millions of pounds of hemp to hopefully sell later at a higher price. Growers jumped on the bandwagon primarily to reap rewards […]

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Gauging the gap: Assessing the U.S. organic soybean supply deficit

By Ryan Koory, vice president of economics, Mercaris To say the U.S. organic soybean market unraveled over 2021 is a fair assessment. January brought an end to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic recognition agreement with India. In March, the Organic Soybean Processors of America submitted a petition for anti-dumping and countervailing duties against Indian organic soybean meal, which […]

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Natíve Green Cane Project shows that regenerative organic can succeed at scale

Brazilian sugarcane producer pioneers green cane harvesting, revolutionizes sugarcane production Sugarcane production in Florida, the U.S.’s leading producer of sugarcane to make sugar, is a dirty business. The fields, which are near the Everglades, are burned prior to harvest to eliminate the sugarcane plants’ leaves and tops, called “trash,” to make harvesting the cane stalks […]

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Non-GMO Project: Providing non-GMO food options for the past 15 years

Butterfly logo likely to gain increased importance with introduction of problematic new GMO labeling law In less than 20 years, the Non-GMO Project has grown from being a grassroots campaign started by a natural food store employee to the leading non-GMO verification program in the U.S. with product sales topping $40 billion. Case study in […]

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