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A New Tool Makes it Easy for Organic Farmers to Follow the NOP Guidance on Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation

The concept of healthy farms brings to mind fertile soils, clean water, and abundant wildlife. These amenities or ecosystem services were at one time taken for granted, but are now increasingly in the...

By Jessica Shade | Article

Oregon’s Organic Sector Promotes Organic Agriculture at Legislature

During Oregon’s biennial legislative session, a wide range of constituents reserve days and space at the capitol to promote issues and gain awareness. The organic farming and food sector had its day...


2019 Organic Extension Summit Report

Final report from the 2019 Organic Extension Summit held at OSU's North Willamette Research and Extension Center on April 17, 2019. 28 pages.

By Nick Andrews, Anna Allen | Fact Sheet

The Broadfork

A radio segment that showcases local farming practices, tips, and resources for small-scale agriculture by interviewing both farmers and university experts on agricultural topics. Listen in on Third Wednesdays on KMUZ at 88.5FM or 100.7FM during the Willamette Wake-Up at 8:00am.


Given more information about how wine is made, consumers less likely to pay for organic

Jun 25, 2019
Consumers are more willing to pay for wine that comes with an organic or organic grape label but providing information about certification standards and organic production practices reduces consumer willingness to pay for all wines, , according to an Oregon State University-led study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Japanese Agricultural Innovation Stories

Improvements in agricultural technology and breeding helped struggling Japanese farming communities in the early 20th century. In the 1990s, Dr. Nishio Toshihiko, a Japanese rice breeder and scholar, published over 150 stories about these innovations. By showing how these discoveries, we hope that farmers will realize how ordinary people can contribute to the advancement of their local agricultural communities and beyond.


Reflections on my career with Organically Grown Company

On November 3rd, Organically Grown Company (OGC) celebrated its 40th anniversary, the retirement of several senior staff members, and my own semi- retirement. I gave a speech at that Hoe Down to...

By David Lively | Article

Dry Farming in the Maritime Pacific Northwest: Intro to Dry Farming Organic Vegetables

This publication provides an overview of dry farming, describes some of the management practices that support growing organic vegetable crops without supplemental irrigation in this region, and offers some additional resources.

By Amy Garrett | OSU Extension Catalog