Funds to help pay costs associated with organic certification are available from USDA programs, with signup deadlines at the end of October.
USDA Support for Certified Organic and Transitioning Operations
USDA will help cover certification and education expenses to agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic.
Oklahoma Organics: Sales Soar, But Farm Numbers, Acreage Lag Nation
USDA data show Oklahoma certified organic sales soaring, but farm numbers and acreage are growing more slowly.
President’s Note: Kerr Center to Work on USDA Organic Grant
The Kerr Center will be working with researchers from the University of Missouri on a new USDA grant aimed at identifying challenges to organic agriculture in the region.
Cropland to Pasture: Banking Organic Matter in the Soil
A new study has documented yet again how transitioning old fields to rotationally grazed pastures can boost soil organic matter – with a surprising twist.
Texas Research Explores Spinach Varieties for Organic Production
Researchers at Texas A&M are screening various spinach varieties to identify those with both improved nitrogen-use efficiency and disease resistance, as a first step toward developing cultivars adapted to production in Texas.