Green Sense Radio Show: Organic Foods

Organic Foods Nov. 28, 2016 Chris Higgins of Urban Ag News has at organic foods, our feature on urban agriculture.   About Green Sense Radio: Founding Farmer Robert Colangelo is also founder and host of the nationally syndicated Green Sense Radio show. Recorded live on the Farm, Green Sense Radio features entrepreneurs, innovators, academics, and […]

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National Organic Standards Board Crops Subcommittee Releases Recommendation to Eliminate Hydroponics from USDA Organic Certification

The US Department of Agriculture recently released the Recommendations and Discussion Documents late yesterday for the November meeting of the National Organic Standards Board. A copy of the relevant section is attached in pdf format. In addition, the notes from the Crops Subcommittee through mid-August are also available.   The Crops Subcommittee work is organized […]

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USDA: Don’t Ban Aquaponics and Organic Hydro From Organic Farming

Small farmers are turning to aquaponics and hydroponics in droves. These have a proven record of safe, pesticide-free production. And far from being “sterile,” studies overwhelmingly show beneficial, disease-fighting root flora– a staple of organics– in aquaponics and hydro. Water use is 1/10 to 1/100th of growing the same food in soil. Finally, aquaponics and […]

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Support HydroOrganic farming with your letter to the NOSB

Urban Ag News would like to share the following information that is important to all greenhouse vegetable growers producing organic crops using hydroponic techniques. The following information was provided to UAN from Lee Frankel, Executive Director of The Coalition of Sustainable Organics Many of you have done the difficult work of creating or sustaining successful controlled environment […]

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