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The ‘Freedge’ Movement comes to Lorain County
The Freedge aims to reduce food insecurity and food waste in communities all over the world. The movement promotes equal access to healthy food through public refrigerators that are used to share fresh food, fruits and vegetable. The movement is relatively new with the first community fridges appearing in 2016 in Europe. It became a worldwide effort and the movement has grown rapidly in recent years because of the pandemic, with over 1,000 community fridges operating in Europe, Canada and the United States.
New USDA grant program to boost ways to get organic products...
Through the Organic Market Development Grant Program up to $75 million will fund projects to improve markets for domestically-produced organic goods.
Organic dairies in the Northeast may have found home for milk
Organic Valley offered 80 farms in the Northeast a market for their milk after being dropped by Horizon Organic and Maple Hill.
Truth in labeling is not ‘branding’
Alan Guebert explains why hundreds of other long-time organic farmers maintain that large portions of USDA-labeled "organic" products are not truly organic.
Organic farm rules must be reviewed
Alan Guebert dissects the fight over clear, national and enforceable organic standards.
Satellite technology to help dairy graziers with pasture management
Organic Valley is testing out new technology using satellite imagery to measure pasture health with 22 farms, including five in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Pa. leads U.S. in organic livestock and poultry sales
Pennsylvania leads the country in organic livestock and poultry sales, with $449 million in sales in 2019, according to the recently released 2019 Organic Survey.
Rodale Institute helps Pa. farmers go organic
More than 50 Pennsylvania farmers have committed 4,000 acres to become organic through Rodale Institutes farm consulting program.
Owner of shuttered organic dairy ran $60M fraud
READING, Pa. (AP) — The owner of Trickling Springs Creamery that abruptly closed its doors last fall is accused of milking investors to the tune of nearly $60 million.
Galaxy Suite grape tomato varieties released
Phillip Griffiths, an associate professor at Cornell AgriTech, has released organic grape tomato varieties that are profitable and pack a culinary punch.