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Net benefit of birds increases on organic farms surrounded by more natural habitat

Certified organic farms are required to support biodiversity, which in return provides important services back to the farm and improves crop yields. A study recently published in the journal Ecological Applications found that the benefit of biodiversity like birds is enhanced on organic farms when there is a lot of natural habitat surrounding the farm…. Read More ›

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Organic is more profitable than conventional in Northern Philippines

While organic farming benefits the health of the environment and those who farm that land, it is critical that organic farming is profitable enough for farmers to stay in business. Evidence that organic farming is more profitable than conventional is mounting from studies around the world. A recent study published in the Journal of Biodiversity and… Read More ›

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Identifying the best of the best in organic agriculture

The Organic Center and University of Maryland spotlight organic farming practices that provide the biggest bang to soil health   Even with good things, there is the best of the best. So it is with organic agriculture. Organic farming techniques have long been proven to help foster and restore soil health, replenish soil organic carbon… Read More ›

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Organic farming increases important soil fungal abundance and diversity

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are beneficial soil fungi that provide important services to plant and soil health by increasing nutrient cycling, and improving soil structure and fertility. Recently, AMF have gained a lot of attention as their benefits to crop production have become better known, and farmers want to know what kinds of practices can… Read More ›

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We’ll miss you! Update on The Organic Center Benefit Dinner at Expo West

We are deeply disappointed to share that The Organic Center is unable to hold our fundraiser in Anaheim tomorrow, March 4, 2020, due to COVID 19 related cancellations from our sponsor companies, and the recent decision from our partners at New Hope to postpone Natural Products Expo West. We followed the cascading cancellation announcements closely… Read More ›

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