A recent study published in the journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review challenges popular belief that switching to organic farming is riskier for the farmer than staying in...

Hedgerows and flower strips are often planted among crops to boost beneficial insect populations, but there are few comprehensive studies that compare different types...

Farmers are faced with pressures to meet societal visions of good and “better” farming, but the ability to meet those expectations may be hindered by the capacity of...

Organic agricultural practices provide many ecosystem services that improve farm production while simultaneously protecting the environment. For instance, organic farming...

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According to a new study in the journal Foods, conventional farmers are now using twice as much glyphosate spray as they did in the...

Palm oil is a widely used ingredient in processed foods and a popular cooking oil that is often preferred for its affordability when compared to other vegetable oils. Unfortunately, oil palm...

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Certified organic farms are required to support biodiversity, which in return provides important services back to the farm and improves...

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While organic farming benefits the health of the environment and those who farm that land, it is critical that organic farming is profitable...

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...

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...

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