organic farming

Who is responsible for GMO contamination?

From the Organic Seed Alliance Contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops, at times costing them the premium price they receive for their crops as well as costs associated with testing, prevention, and … Continued

Improved compost management for certified organic operations

Outcomes from current standard composting processes can range from high quality composts (rich in carbon, nitrogen, and healthy biota) to simple organic material (rich in carbon but low in nitrogen and biota) to noxious, harmful failures, depending on the input … Continued

Save local farms

From National Young Farmers Coalition In 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — mandating the first overhaul to U.S. food safety laws since 1938. Since then, the USDA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has … Continued

Organic Pioneer: Bob Quinn

Bob Quinn is a fourth-generation farmer and tireless scientist who popularized the ancient khorasan wheat with his company Kamut International. He was one of the first 100 percent certified organic farms in Montana and made the connection between healthy whole-grains and artisan bread … Continued

ASC Intern Journal: A day in the life of a first-time farmer

By Amy Baringer, ASC Intern Most people don’t know where their food really comes from and how it comes to magically appear in their grocery store. What goes into that nice, clean, organic carrot sitting in a bag with all … Continued