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Significant increase in organic farms and organically farmed land in the last decade

Fresh Plaza 21 Jun 2021
The agricultural trend to switch to organic farming continues. In 2020, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), just under 26,100 farms were operating according to organic farming rules, 58 % more than in 2010 (16,500 organic farms) ... More than half of all organic farms are located in Bavaria (38 %) and Baden-W�rttemberg (17 %).
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After four decades, Cephas Gilbert has left Ybor to start an organic farm

Tampa Bay Times 21 Jun 2021
“I started an organic farm,” he said ... The farm started as a part-time endeavor ... Cephas Gilbert plants dasheen on his farm in Tampa ... Cephas Gilbert looks out at his farm while refreshing from hours work with a cup of ginger beet juice ... Everything he planted, he said, was grown on his family farm on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica.
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Classic to exotic: Idaho’s Purple Sage Farms grows culinary herb wonders

The Bryan Eagle 21 Jun 2021
Purple Sage Farms employs organic farming practices to promote a healthy and diverse ecosystem ... The Sommers invested in organic herb farming specifically for that reason ... The Sommer family is proud not only to promote organic agriculture, but also to give back to the community by mentoring new farmers and speaking at organic farming conferences.
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"The COVID outbreak exposed the risks inherent to our centralized industry"

Fresh Plaza 21 Jun 2021
Their sustainable, innovative, and local growing concept has gotten the market excited about the Springworks Farms products – as well as the fact that their produce is organic and available at a competitive price point ... of fresh, organic products for everyone who wants them.".
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How a Belgian backpacker who died picking pumpkins in 40C heat in Australia ran through ...

The Daily Mail 21 Jun 2021
A backpacker who was seen running erratically through a pumpkin field before collapsing and dying after a grueling seven-hour shift in 40C heat suffered organ failure, a coroner has ruled. Belgian Olivier Max Caramin, 27, was working on a farm in northern Australia when he became overwhelmed with exhaustion on October 31, 2017.
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Growing, preserving, storing your own herbs

The Bryan Eagle 21 Jun 2021
Farmer and owner of Purple Sage Farms in Middleton, Idaho, Tim Sommer believes that growing herbs goes hand-in-hand with cooking at home ... Idaho’s Purple Sage Farms grows culinary herb wonders ... Mike Sommer in the greenhouse in the thick of Purple Sage Farms organic basil ... Calendula is one of the many edible flower varieties grown at Purple Sage Farms.
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Purple Sage greenhouse

Magic Valley 21 Jun 2021
Purple Sage Farms employs organic farming practices to promote a healthy and diverse ecosystem ... .
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China urges US to reflect on its labor-rights violations

China.dot.org 21 Jun 2021
Statistics show that there are about 500,000 child farm-workers in the United States, with many children starting from the age of 8 and working up to 72 hours a week ... He said the International Labor Organization (ILO) has repeatedly expressed concern at the serious accidents experienced by child workers on U.S. farms, and urged the U.S.
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Organic and biodiversity compliant agri-produce will sell on EU market

Business Ghana 21 Jun 2021
Ghanaian agri-food exporters to the European Union (EU) market have been urged to focus more on trading in organic and biodiversity-compliant agriculture produce ... The major focus of the F2F, she stated was to reduce dependency on pesticides and excess fertilization, increase organic farming, reverse biodiversity loss.
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Purple Sage Mike planting

Magic Valley 21 Jun 2021
Mike Sommer in the greenhouse in the thick of Purple Sage Farms organic basil ... .
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Purple Sage Mike

Magic Valley 21 Jun 2021
Mike Sommer tends rows of organic tarragon, one of the hundreds of crop varieties grown at Purple Sage Farms ... .
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Purple Sage products

Magic Valley 21 Jun 2021
A selection of seasonal organic herbs, edible flowers and greens sold on the Purple Sage Farms' website, at the Boise Farmers Market and multiple local retail locations ... .
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Missoula PaddleHeads snap 2-game skid with knock-out win over Idaho Falls Chukars

Missoulian 21 Jun 2021
FRANK GOGOLA Missoulian ... Idaho Falls came up just short of forcing another round on its final swing of the sudden-death duel ... Monday in Idaho Falls ... Bash is the second player from Missoula to have his contract purchased by an MLB organization this season. This is the PaddleHeads' first year as an independent club not associated with an MLB farm system.
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Council OKs first two weekends of Firehouse shows

Newburyport Daily News 21 Jun 2021
Its 191-seat theater has remained closed, but the nonprofit has managed to host several free and donation-only events virtually and outdoors at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. If the organization had to cancel these performances, it would still have to pay roughly $30,000 in costs for ...
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From farms to families

Mountain View Voice 20 Jun 2021
In the early rounds of the Farmers to Families program, Fresh Approach contracted with Pie Ranch, an organic farm and nonprofit in Pescadero, to act as a food hub, where farm produce was collected and distributed into boxes to deliver between San Francisco and San Jose ... 'That's just the nature of organic farms.".
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