Verifiable Crop Quality and What It Can Do For You

“I prefer to source my grains though YieldOrganic because it’s easy, safe, and I have a better idea of what I am buying because the verifiable crop quality is presented by the organic farmer before I make a purchase.” Crop quality matters now more than ever because consumers not only want to know how a crop is being produced, but …

USDA Approves First State and Tribal Hemp Production Plans

USDA approvals for hemp are continually evolving and changing. Since it was passed as part of the 2018 Farm Bill (pdf), it is common to think that it is o.k. and legal to grow hemp in the U.S. What the 2018 Farm Bill did was direct the USDA to create the rules for hemp production within the U.S., and that led …

Trying On Something New – Organic and Regenerative

It was clearly pointed out through multiple presentations that I attended at the recent Acres USA conference and trade-show what our daily disciplines can do for us farmers. Whether that is learning to adjust the sprayer nosel to create better droplets that timed correctly will provide increased nutrition to the plants that we steward over each year, or if that …

Setting Goals and Accomplishing Them In A New Decade

The feeling that time is going by, you are busy all of the time and yet at the end of the day, week, month, and year it doesn’t seem like you were able to accomplish what you really wanted to do. What is that? Why does that happen? We can start off the year motivated, yet statistically, most people do …

Marketing Organic Crops

Multiple buyers are working through YieldOrganic and desire to source from American farmers first. They are interested in helping farmers expand organic acres across the United States to meet their growing demand. Understanding the impact of their purchasing power and what supporting farmers means to rural economies. Both farmers and buyers realize that to help, we have to provide support …

Keynote Speakers at Acres USA 2019

If there is an interest in connecting with others within the organic Ag industry, stopping by this year’s Acres USA conference and trade show hosted in Minneapolis, MN is a good destination. The beautiful Nicollet Mall area is enjoyable to walk through with its abundant decorations this time of year. There are many activities to participate in within the conference …

Securing A Consistent Domestic Supply Chain, Part 2

In Part One, Organic Trends and Securing A Consistent Domestic Supply Chain, we looked at the state of organic from a high-level view. We quickly recognized that domestic demand is still highly outweighing domestic production. It is easy to become frustrated when trying to source what may be needed for either feed or food-grade quality organic crop inputs. As a …

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Organic Trends and Securing A Consistent Domestic Supply Chain

This blog, Organic Trends and Securing a Consistent Domestic Supply Chain, is part one in a Sourcing Organic blog series – sharing our perspective on the current state and how to solve for securing quality organic crops. A common question asked by farmers is if there is enough demand for organic crops to pursue the transition. In the meantime, brands …

Microbes and Soil Health = Human Health

At a recent meeting, a soil scientist was speaking about microbes and the health benefits of organic and regenerative. Some rolled their eyes and sighed, which is o.k. because what she was saying didn’t fit their beliefs or where they are at. In a slight frustration of the presenter, we were asked to stand up if either we or someone …