Living Soil film documents soil health movement

Supplied – The Soil Health Institute (SHI) has released a 60-minute documentary that captures the history – and significance – of the soil health movement. “Never have I seen, among farmers, such a broad quest for (soil health) knowledge as I’m seeing now,” says Barry Fisher, United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service.  “And […]

Alltech Crop Science attains organic certification in California

Supplied – Alltech Crop Science, the agronomic division of Alltech, has attained organic certification for three of its products: Specify®, Turn® and Viable®. The micronutrient fertilizers, distributed by Simplot Grower Solutions in California, are derived from fermentation technology and based on plant nutrigenomic research. These products are also listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) […]

Indian state wins prize for showing 100 per cent organic ‘no longer a pipe dream’

By Thin Lei Win Reuters Thomson Reuters Foundation – India’s first fully organic state won top prize in a U.N.-backed award on Friday, with organisers saying its policies had helped more than 66,000 farmers, boosted tourism and set an example to other countries. The small Himalayan state of Sikkim on India’s border with Tibet was declared fully organic in 2016 […]

Organic Trade Association proposes voluntary organic check-off

By Glacier FarmMedia staff The Organic Trade Association on Sept. 6 announced a plan to move forward with a voluntary industry-invested organic research, promotion and education check-off program. “The Organic Trade Association recognizes great demand for coordinated organic research and promotion, and the organic sector is ready to work together on innovative solutions that will […]

Western Grains Research Foundation invests $675,000 to Organic Science Cluster

Glacier FarmMedia staff The Organic Science Cluster III (OSCIII) was announced earlier today by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. The OCSIII cluster is being led by the Organic […]

Premium Brands invests in Ontario organic chicken processor

By Glacier FarmMedia Staff Premium Brands, a leading specialty food manufacturing and food distribution business in Canada and the U.S., has procured a 62.6 per cent interest in Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd., an Ontario-based processor and marketer of organic chicken products. Yorkshire has annualized sales of approximately $65 million and operates a modern 40,000 square foot processing […]