|Farming Starts In Cities|
The Contrary Farmer - 6/25/2015. By Gene Logsdon - Farm commentators are remarking somewhat in surprise that the new move towards local food production and backyard farming are much more in evidence in and around cities than out where the big tractors lumber over the landscape. But, as most historians and economists have attested, this has always been true. Odd as it seems, agricultural innovation usually begins in cities.
|Conventional Cows on Organic Dairies?|
The Cornucopia Institute - 6/25/2015. By Will Fantle - The USDA’s National Organic Program released the long-awaited proposed rule amending their “Origin of Livestock” regulations – five years after they named it a top priority. The new rule is supposed to close a giant loophole allowed by the USDA’s interpretation of federal regulations.
|"Weeds Your Way" – Organic Farmers Share Secrets of Herbicide-Free Farming|
Organic Farming Research Foundation - 6/24/2015.“Weeds Your Way,” a new study by researchers at Cornell University funded by OFRF, found that successful organic farmers deploy a range of weed-fighting techniques to keep their fields clean and productive; including crop rotations, intercropping, and plowing fields before weeds are able to set seed.
|Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 6/24/2015. While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.