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"Soilless crops are strategic for a sustainable vegetable production"

Fresh Plaza 09 Feb 2023
Soilless crops help save water and fertilizers, and they practically use zero pesticides, eliminate the need for fungicides and, most of all, they free the soil and leave the environment and biodiversity intact, which are somewhat affected also in the case of 'organic' farming.�.

Zimbabwe: 1,500 households venture into paprika farming

Fresh Plaza 09 Feb 2023
... have been brought into a program to boost incomes by a non-governmental organization spearheading paprika farming, with a processing plant accelerating development of Rutenga into a town.

Making a policy to ensure food-secure households

Kuensel 09 Feb 2023
Karma Tshering said that the transformation targets improving the income of rural and farming communities ... The interventions are disaster-resilient and climate-smart farming; sustainable development and productive use of agricultural land; agricultural research, innovation, and technology; and promoting organic farming.

GUEST COLUMN: Donation to Ag Tag fund helps Kentucky's agriculture youth, farm families

The Sentinel Echo 09 Feb 2023
That money goes into a fund divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) to support Kentucky’s agriculture youth and other organizations and programs benefiting our farm families ... One of the easiest donations a farmer can give is that $10 when they renew their farm tag.

Switching to plant-based meat? Check out its nutritional pros and cons for your diet

Hindustan Times 09 Feb 2023
Plant-based meat is a vegetarian alternative to commercially farmed beef and livestock ... The jury is still out in regards to the consumption of meat, but there is no doubt that if you have to consume meat, avoid bulk-farmed meats and instead opt for free-range chicken, organic pasture-fed beef and naturally caught fish.

Spanish organic company Agribio wants increased presence in the DACH region

Fresh Plaza 09 Feb 2023
Oliver Huesmann of Fruit Consulting tells us how the German offshoot of the Agribio Deutschland Ltd, for which Huesmann is responsible, recorded a slight downward curve in organic consumption last year ... Year-round supply of organic citrus fruit ... There are farms that have to sell some of their organic products as conventional."

NY needs to invest in its child welfare system to make us all safer | Opinion

The Leader 09 Feb 2023
Last year, Berkshire Farm Center served nearly 8,500 children in 55 New York counties ... Brian Parchesky is the president and CEO of Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth, a non-profit organization focused on healing and strengthening children in a family setting by providing programs and services in 55 of New York’s 62 counties.

North Shore news in brief

The Salem News 09 Feb 2023
organic soil ... 23, 7.30 p.m., meeting will feature a Building Productive Organic Soil program by Peter Hauschka, Ph.D., who will talk about the structure and composition of soils to understand how plant roots interact with soil and extract nutrients necessary for growth ... His presentation will wrap up with a discussion of ways to improve organic soils.

Mexico City art exhibit questions human beings’ relationship with nature

La Prensa Latina 09 Feb 2023
A decision was made to create a hybrid “gathering place for diverse audiences,” combining a restaurant serving organic cuisine from locally farmed ingredients with a contemporary art section open free of charge to the general public.

Murcia's countryside prepares for the cold

Fresh Plaza 09 Feb 2023
Farmers are working non-stop. We need to save the iceberg lettuce crop ... We are working to prevent the cold we expect this week from damaging the iceberg lettuce farms," stated the president of the Coordinator of Organizations of Farmers and Livestock of Lorca, Placido Perez. "Despite the price, producers are placing thermal blankets ... Source ... ....

Organic Trade Association releases 2023 Farm Bill platform

Eagle-Tribune 08 Feb 2023
Because an equitable and forward-looking Farm Bill cannot be shaped without the voice of farmers, OTA’s Farm Bill priorities are the result of extensive consultations and recommendations by the association’s Farmers Advisory Council (FAC), one of the largest coalitions of organic farmers and organic farming organizations in the United States.

Avoid the agricultural treadmill by moving food into the civil sphere

Resilience 08 Feb 2023
At that time, organic farming was seen as a promise for small farmers in less favored areas ... Daikon radishes and organic farming are both good – but neither is a recipe for commercial success. Organic farming is certainly much better than conventional but it is no savior of small farms.

From Field to Classroom: Work Outdoors and Earn College Credit With Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Seven Days 08 Feb 2023
A new partnership with the Community College of Vermont allows VYCC Crew Leaders to earn up to 12 college credit hours for the work they do on the organization's Farm or Conservation crews in addition to their wages ... Farm or Conservation crews in addition to their wages.

New signature event for Hermiston Herald opens in late February

Capital Press 08 Feb 2023
HERMISTON, Ore.— Organizers of the inaugural Farm City Ag & Home Expo are taking the best of the long-running Hermiston Farm Fair and adding many new features to create a two-day agriculture- and family-friendly event ... The Farm Fair remains a virtual event, offering recertification and accreditation classes for farmers and ranchers.

"If base prices don't rise, I fear this may well be the last generation of ...

Fresh Plaza 08 Feb 2023
And if that's all not enough, there are issues with sales and pricing," begins Nico Vandevannet of the organic farm De Levende Aarde ... "How it all started? By 1984, my father had gradually converted the previously mixed livestock farm into a vegetable one. First conventional products, but in 1999 he switched to organic cultivation.

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