‘World’s largest farm’ harvests $17.5-million for animal feed expansion

OrganicBiz staff AgriProtein has secured US$17.5-million from key strategic partners to fund expansion into Europe, North and South America and Asia for its waste-to-protein feed product. The new investment values the company at over US$117-million – making it the most valuable fly-farming business in the world. The funding helps position AgriProtein to meet growing demand from animal feed […]

Organic beef, one small step away

By Ron Lyseng OrganicBiz staff Dale Hicks says his 60-head cow herd is “one small step away” from being drug-free and certified organic, emphasizing that organic beef is merely a byproduct of organic grain production. “There’s no way you can grow organic grain unless you have a significant percentage of forages in your rotation,” said […]

Study suggests cover crop mixtures increase agroecosystem

Penn State – Planting a multi-species mixture of cover crops – rather than a cover crop monoculture – between cash crops, provides increased agroecosystem services, or multifunctionality, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. That was the conclusion drawn from a two-year study of 18 cover-crop treatments, ranging in diversity from one […]