The Organic Center and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is announcing the 2023 Organic Center-FFAR joint Organic Research Program and is inviting applications for innovative research that supports our 2023 focus on connecting soil health to farm productivity and resiliency to climate change, with a priority on projects that emphasize systems-based approaches and a commitment to cross-sector partnerships.
This report presents science highlighting the benefits of spices and teas when produced according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards – from worker safety to the social equity and economic prosperity of those involved in their production, and ultimately, the consumer.
Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Organic Rice
Demand in the U.S. for organic rice exceeds domestic supply encouraging significant competition from imports. While there is substantial potential for growth and expansion of the U.S. organic rice sector, the industry needs insight about the economic opportunities in the organic rice market to take advantage of this potential.
New study pinpoints practices that boost carbon sequestration by double digits!
Organic agriculture’s proven ability to lock carbon away in the soil is a critical tool for combatting climate change. Now a new study directed by the University of Maryland in collaboration with The Organic Center,
digs down into the specific ways that organic farmers can take their climate change fighting power to the next level.
Since it was first discovered in the United States in 2005, the bacterial disease known as citrus greening, or Huanglongbing, has devastated millions of acres of citrus crops throughout this country and abroad, ravaging citrus groves in Asia, Africa and South America.