Funds to help pay costs associated with organic certification are available from USDA programs, with signup deadlines at the end of October.
USDA will help cover certification and education expenses to agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic.
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.
A new study has documented yet again how transitioning old fields to rotationally grazed pastures can boost soil organic matter – with a surprising twist.
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.