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flame-weederFarmers use creative mix of new technology, adapted equipment to grow row crops

On our 1,100-acre organic crop farm, we use a mix of old and new ideas to ensure our equipment fits our needs. Read more.

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field-of-herbsExpanding market offers opportunities for herb growers to create value-added products

The market for herbal products is flourishing. This interest in herbal products offers organic farmers a unique opportunity to develop value-added products from herbs they grow. Read more.

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Say goodbye to ivermectin for organic livestock

By the time you read this, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will have had its 2016 fall meeting in St. Louis. The agenda included a petition to remove the long-time allowed material for controlling parasites in livestock, ivermectin. Read more.

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siltSILT offers permanent solution to affordable land access in Iowa

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT) is a new model that reduces land costs for sustainable food farmers for generations to come. SILT permanently protects land not only from encroaching development, but also for (truly) sustainable production of food…. Read more.

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research-steers-on-ryeResearch looks at integrating crops, livestock to enhance organic farm resilience

Integrating crops and livestock on a multi-function operation could have multiple benefits and the potential to improve the profitability of these kinds of operations. Researchers at Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota, and Rodale Institute…. Read more.

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For best support with farm finances, build relationship with a lender

If you are farming, odds are good that a day will come when you need to approach a lender about getting a loan. Regardless of your needs, there are a few things to consider when starting and building a lending relationship. Read more.

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mas-websiteCalifornia farmer’s message will resonate with Midwest farmers

What does a California peach farmer and a Midwestern row crop farmer have in common? It’s a real question you just may get the answer to when you come to the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in February when peach farmer and author, Mas Masumoto, will be keynoting the 2017 not-to-be-missed gathering. Read more.

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OFARM executive urges NOP to step up scrutiny of organic grain imports

The U.S. organic market has been deluged with imports of organic soybeans and corn—almost a million bushels of corn per month in 2016—that are highly suspect as to their organic integrity. Imports from Turkey especially raise concern. Read more.

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Additional Content in PDF

Complete November | December PDF (10 MB)

  • Letter from Executive Director
  • Full-day courses provide chance to dig into farming topics
  • Beginning farmers beefed up farming, finance skills at New Farmer U
  • Farmers’ love of land foremost in new book
  • Ask a Specialist Q&A
  • News Briefs
  • Organic Classifieds
  • Community Calendar

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