Hand over wheat field in early summer evening.

Opinion: The opportunity in organic

Brenda Tjaden Opinion Over the past couple of years, I have been developing and promoting new marketing tools to help farmers prove the concept of sustainability to consumers, and to use that to their advantage in pricing. Most recently, my efforts have targeted helping those transitioning into organic. I have always been honest and unbiased […]

Compost bedding good for cow claw health

University of Veterinary Medicine-Vienna – The comfort and wellbeing of the animals is an important consideration when dairy cows are kept in barns. The freedom afforded by loose housing systems such as freestall cubicle barns promotes the natural behaviour and health of the animals. The widespread switch from tie-stall housing to loose housing has seen […]

Organic food approaching mainstream in France

Growing sales are being supported by a rapidly expanding supply chain Reuters/Paris – Organic food sales in France are set to rise by 20 per cent in 2016, the fastest pace in seven years, as farmers and retailers expand in the segment, an organic food group said Sept. 21. France, the European Union’s largest agricultural […]