Archive for the ‘Organic Farming’ Category

Texas Conference On Organic Production Systems 2010

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

 

The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) is hosting its annual conference, All Things Local January 28th through 30th, 2010 in San Marcos, Texas. A must-do event for organic growers, the conference features information for organic ranchers, farmers, commercial plant growers, retailers, wholesalers, processors, distributors, consumers, gardeners, and anyone desiring to support the organic industry in Texas.  For all the details go to tofga.org

Destroying Crops for Food Safety

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Organic farmers plant bio-diverse buffers around their crops to harbor beneficial insects as an alternative to harmful pesticides.  In California the trend now is to destroy parts of fields in an attempt to create a sterile buffer all in the name of food safety.  Large customers fearful of E. coli are now demanding crop isolation as a way to prevent contact between crops and potential carriers of E. coli.  Can agriculture be sanitized?  Read more here.