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Full-day classes dig deeply into farming topics

Organic University takes place Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., just prior to the MOSES Organic Farming Conference at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. Registration opens Nov. 29. Read more.


Easy-to-grow microgreens can add year-round farm income

For the farmer, microgreens can be a valuable addition to farm enterprises, providing cash flow even in the winter months. Read more.



Coalition works to ensure organic integrity

The National Organic Coalition (NOC) convened nearly 100 farmers and organic leaders (including a large cadre of MOSES board members) in St. Paul, Minn., to discuss some of the most pressing challenges we face as an organic community. Read more.


Grafting holds promise for vegetable production

As a production tool and source of income, grafting is regarded as an emerging, must-test technology capable of significant and timely outcomes for the U.S. vegetable industry. Read more.



NRCS program supports farmers transitioning to organic

A farm’s Organic System Plan (OSP) includes detailed sections on how the farmer will build soil health, mitigate erosion, preserve biological diversity, protect water quality, and manage nutrients and manure. What many non-organic farmers don’t realize is that there are established government programs that can help them put practices in place to meet the objectives of an OSP. Read more.




Neighboring confinement hog operation threatens Illinois organic farm

Randy and Crystal Clair of Sunset Lake Organics in Loraine, Ill., are in what they see as the fight of their lives. They believe that a confinement hog operation proposed for the property next door threatens their health, the value of their property, and their very livelihood. Read more.



MOSES hosts party to highlight local organic movement

The “Party for Organic” last month just prior to the meeting of the National Organic Standards Board was designed to welcome the national organic community to the Midwest, and to showcase the collective good of the local organic movement. Read more.


‘Navigators’ help farmers find land to grow

The Land Access Hub is a Renewing the Countryside project in collaboration with MOSES and over 20 other steering committee members working to address the difficult farmland access process for beginning farmers.  Read more.


MOSES leader shares organic message in China

Recently, I had a chance to travel to Beijing, China, to speak to several audiences about the work we are doing at MOSES to help farmers start and grow organic farm businesses.  Read more.



Good prep keeps farm machinery functioning through winter

In our rush to batten down the hatches, it is easy to forget about the equipment we are probably using to do it. Now is a good time to consider what your machines might need to survive the winter and be ready to serve us in the spring.  Read more.


Additional Content in PDF

PDF of Nov | Dec (9 MB)

  • Letter from the executive director:  MOSES draws on power of community
  • Ask a Specialist:  “What organic methods will control diseases in my apple trees?”
  • News Briefs
  • Organic Classifieds
  • Community Calendar

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