|Agrarian Elders: The Prequel|
Wood Prairie Farm - 2/26/2016. By Eliot Coleman - January 24-29, 2016 was a great week of Agrarian Elders discussions. I am still inspired by our exchanges and thought I might throw a little more fuel on the fire.
|California city sets organic precedent|
The Hill - 2/26/2016. By Natalie Paffrath, RN, and Zen Honeycutt - On Feb. 23, 2016 Irvine, California city council set a precedent for cities across the country by passing a new policy to switch to organic pesticides and herbicides in all public spaces.
|USDA Makes Payments Available for Organic Field Border Buffers|
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 2/26/2016. The USDA Farm Service Agency has launched a new conservation option for organic farmers – cost-share and land rental payments for field border buffers through the Continuous Sign-up Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP). Starting next month, organic farmers will be eligible to enroll windbreaks, filter strips, pollinator strips, and field borders planted to native grasses, shrubs, and trees in the program. Enrollment in the CCRP happens on a continuous basis, with eligible acres automatically accepted into the program. This differs from CCRP’s parent program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which features a competitive enrollment process during a defined sign-up period.
|European Commission to Propose Glyphosate Reapproval|
Bloomberg - 2/25/2016. By Stephen Gardner - The European Commission will propose to renew until 2031 the authorization in the European Union of the widely used pesticide glyphosate, according to a draft regulation obtained by Bloomberg BNA.