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Using manure improves soil health compared to synthetic fertilizer

Using organic fertilizers like manure instead of synthetic, conventional fertilizer can have a beneficial impact on multiple measures of soil health, according to a new study published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal.  A research team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied two fields in South Dakota over 12 years, comparing the application… Read More ›

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2019: Be a part of the solution, and make your new year an organic one!

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center Organic farming and an organic diet can safeguard and improve the health of the environment and the health of your family, with groundbreaking studies in 2018 yielding greater proof of those benefits than ever. As is its annual tradition, The Organic Center has put together its list… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Ten: Think Outside of the Box

One of the coolest things about organic is that it forces us to think outside of the conventional agriculture toolbox. Instead of using toxic, synthetic pesticides and man-made fertilizer, organic farmers have to use innovative solutions to challenges they face in the field. The great thing about organic is that, by preserving a healthy ecosystem,… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Nine: If you Eat Meat, Eat Organic

In general, eating meat has a higher impact on the environment than a vegetable-based diet.  When you do decide to eat a burger, however, you should still think about the best way to minimize your impact on our planet. According to a recent study, choosing organic has the biggest impact on helping protect our ecosystems…. Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Eight: Think Long-Term

The last year has seen a jump in the number of long-term research studies about the benefits of organic farming. Researchers have had their eye on organic for a while now, and we’re starting to understand the full picture of how organic supports humans and the planet over many years. One study found that the… Read More ›

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