|Farmers’ markets play a vital role in America’s changing economy|
Sustainable Food Trust - 9/29/2016. By Daniel Matthews - Drive across America today, and there’s one thing you’re guaranteed to see more of: farmers’ markets. The USDA reports the number of registered farmers’ markets increased by 2.3% from 2015 to 2016 – and that’s just the ones listed in the National Farmers Market Directory.
|Organic farming promotes natural control of weeds by promoting seed predators|
The Organic Center - 9/29/2016. Numerous studies have demonstrated that organic farming promotes biodiversity and increases biological control of pests by supporting beneficial insect predators that prey on insect pests. Now, a recent study has found that increases in beneficial insect predators on organic farms can help control weeds by consuming weed seeds.