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Fresh Organic Summer Salad Recipe

Experience the bounty of summer with a New Recipe We are entering a great time of year for fresh summer produce. This crisp organic summer salad is great alone or as a compliment to a meal. The best part is it travels well if you are headed out for a picnic. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together all ingredients until …

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Memorial Day – Honoring Veterans

YieldOrganic celebrates and honors our Veterans on Memorial Day and all year long. Veterans are our backbone and foundation of our safety in the United States, much like the farmer is our backbone and producer of our food source. “Working with Our Heroes to Create Opportunities in the Organic Industry,” Rodale Institute “is committed to assisting Veterans to start or …

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Take The Opportunity To Grow Organic

“With high demand and domestic supply shortages, the need to import organic field crops has increased.” How American farmers respond to this is important to the future of US Agriculture. Many might think or wonder if it’s too late for domestic organic producers to respond and fill the gap between supply and demand of organic crops being purchased by buyers. …

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Not Enough Time In The Day?

As farmers, we often feel like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. Hours are easily eaten up with waiting for the weather to change, waiting on parts for machinery maintenance/repair, caring for livestock, working with hired help, and the list goes on. The last thing that we are thinking about is how am I …

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Selecting An Accredited Certifying Agent

Sometimes when we are going through a new process, like transitioning to organic production, we need a little help to ensure we comply with the rules that define the game. Accredited certifying agents are here to help make sure we do exactly that, stay within the USDA guidelines to ensure the integrity of the certified organic seal. Having the USDA …

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Calling All Organic Buyers and Sellers

On the Farmer’s side, I hear, “Thea, I will grow whatever you want. Just tell me what you want.”Thea O’CarrollCommunication is the key between the Buyer and the Farmer. Not just hearing, but understanding the message shared between the two groups is vital. However, this disconnect is nothing new, and it’s time for this barrier to be removed and the …

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The Votes Are In – Consumers Want Organic Products

Who are the Organic Consumers: Parents in the 18- to 34-year-old age range are now the biggest group of organic buyers in America, finds a new survey on the organic buying habits of American households released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). – See more at: (www.ota.com) The OTA has partnered with KIWI Magazine to conduct surveys on organic household …

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How Much Work Is It Really?

In choosing to grow Organic, the farmer is the force moving through questions, education, information, decisions, certification, paperwork and ultimately, the commitment to work the field. The answer to the question of “How Much Work Is It Really?” will depend on the crop that is planted. The estimated time outside of the field for 80 Organic acres would be roughly …

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Marketing Organic Large Scale Commodities

Have you thought or worried about how you are going to market your organic crops? We have all heard there is a lot of demand/shortage in the marketplace for organics, so why worry, right? Based on my experience, leaving things to chance doesn’t really work. Buyers don’t know what you are planning for your farm, or what you produced that …

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Need A Raise?

If you are like many farmers, you may be feeling the pinch of the current market prices for conventional crops as they continue to dip while operating capital also seems to continue to tighten. Many farmers are frustrated and feel stuck with the current farming practices, which makes it difficult to stay in business. However, many farmers are finding a …