By Gary Martens OrganicBiz contributor More than 500 farmers, breeders, seed savers and seed companies attended the Organic Seed Alliance conference in Corvallis, Oregon, Feb. 5-6. The two-day event featured a keynote address from Cary Fowler, founder of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. He described his lifetime of seed saving mostly with the […]
High prices and the prospect of fewer input costs are attracting more farmers to organic farming in Manitoba.
By Lorraine Stevenson OrganicBiz staff Organic agriculture can play a important role in feeding the world, according to a new study comparing conventional and organic farming systems’ ability to produce yields, benefit farmers’ bottom line, and sustain the environment. That’s the conclusion drawn by Washington State University (WSU) researchers after a review of 40 years […]