farm business


Time to change the food safety debate

By Roland McReynolds, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Executive Director The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published proposed rules to govern the production of raw produce and the processing of most value-added foods on January 4, 2013. FDA issued these … Continued

Training in organic farming for vets and non-vets alike

By Pamela Macey Delaware Valley College (Del Val) and Rodale Institute have created a 36-credit certificate program open to anyone interested in organic agriculture. The one-year curriculum will combine classroom courses on animal science, marketing, vegetable production, organic crop science, entomology, … Continued

Made in the USA: Organic cotton

By Victoria Bouloubasis With chickens grazing by his feet, Eric Henry, president of TS Designs, lifts a branch of organic cotton just plucked from the backyard garden of his T-shirt printing business. As if picked from the sky, the puffs … Continued

Saving the farm: Conservation easements

By Renee Ciulla Green rolls of open hills dotted with lines of solid, red silos and white grazing sheep appeal to and please even those who aren’t passionate about farming themselves. In reality though, development is encroaching heavily and swiftly … Continued