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Full Belly Farm Expanding & Improving Through Diversification

This article originally ran in the fall 2017 issue of New Farm Magazine, the magazine of Organic Farmers Association. All OFA members receive a complimentary issue of New Farm twice per year. Click here to sign up!

Hungry for Growth: Diversification and a unique partnership have helped northern California’s Full Belly Farm keep expanding and improving for more than 30 years.

by Ariana Reguzzoni | photographs by Nat & Cody Gantz (more…)

The No-Tilling Fields

This article originally ran in the fall 2017 issue of New Farm Magazine, the magazine of Organic Farmers Association. All OFA members receive a complimentary issue of New Farm twice per year. Click here to sign up!

Organic farmers share strategies that reduce weeds without herbicides while protecting the soil’s health.

by Christopher Bond (more…)

The Future of Hemp in American Agriculture

This article originally ran in the fall 2017 issue of New Farm Magazine, the magazine of Organic Farmers Association. All OFA members receive a complimentary issue of New Farm twice per year. Click here to sign up!

Back to the Future: Could Hemp Be the Next Big Opportunity for Organic Farmers?

by Melissa Pasanen | photographs by Rob Cardillo  (more…)

Raising Pigs Outdoors Provides Many Benefits to Livestock & Farmers

This article originally ran in the fall 2017 issue of New Farm Magazine, the magazine of Organic Farmers Association. All OFA members receive a complimentary issue of New Farm twice per year. Click here to sign up!

Hog Heaven: Raising pigs with access to the outdoors provides many benefits to the livestock and to farmers.

by Jean Nick (more…)

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree: The Farming Rep

This article originally ran in the fall 2017 issue of New Farm Magazine, the magazine of Organic Farmers Association. All OFA members receive a complimentary issue of New Farm twice per year. Click here to sign up!

Ground Breakers: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), an organic farmer, advocates for healthier food and agriculture.

by Michaela Cavallaro (more…)

Ergothioneine Companion Cropping

This past spring, Rodale Institute's Research Technician, Kate Harms, led a trial research project to look at the benefits of companion cropping of tomatoes and mushrooms. To increase nutrient quality and ergothioneine levels in tomatoes, ergothioneine was first examined. Ergothioneine, aka ERGO, is a naturally occurring amino acid and strong antioxidant capable of mitigating oxidative stress. In short, ERGO is a powerful antioxidant efficient enough to reduce cancer susceptibility and decrease inflammation.

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