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FDA releases guidelines for cannabis-related research, but CBD will have to wait

July 21, 2020 – By Ciara Linnane, MarketWatch – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released preliminary guidance on Tuesday on cannabis-related clinical research, outlining how companies seeking approval of drugs that contain cannabis or its derivatives must follow the traditional drug review and approval process involving clinical trials. More links FDA releases guidelines for

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Cover crops support arthropod predator activity with variable effects on crop damage during transition to organic management

July 16, 2020 – By Ariel Rivers et al., Biological Control – Predatory arthropod activity-density, richness, and the relative predation index increased by the third year of organic management in rolled hairy vetch-triticale. More links Cover crops support arthropod predator activity with variable effects on crop damage during transition to organic management

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Food Companies Step Up Funding for Organic Farming Research

July 13, 2020 – By Meg Wilcox, Civil Eats – For almost 20 years, Stephen Jones developed wheat varieties for white commodity wheat flour, but he never liked it much. So when the Washington State University (WSU) researcher was offered the chance to move to Washington’s Skagit Valley 10 years ago, he gladly shifted gears.

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Fermenting organic matter better for soil health than composting

July 6, 2020 – By Emma Gilbard, Farmers Weekly – Fermenting organic matter in a similar way to ensiling grass, rather than composting waste, can lead to greater improvements in soil health while at the same time helping farmers to reduce their carbon footprint. More links Fermenting organic matter better for soil health than composting

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Dutch Minks Contract COVID-19 — And Appear To Infect Humans

June 25, 2020 – By Pien Huang, Maine Public – Minks on two fur farms in the Netherlands began getting sick in late April. Some were coughing, with runny noses; others had signs of severe respiratory disease. Soon, they started dying. More links Dutch Minks Contract COVID-19 — And Appear To Infect Humans

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