To Meet the Demand for Organic Crops, We Need to Produce More Organic Seed

Twenty-two years ago, when the US Department of Agriculture finalized the standards for its National Organic Program, produce breeders went back to the drawing board. There was little organically grown seed available for farmers to purchase or for breeders like Oregon State University’s Jim Myers to use to develop more of them. “There were some … Read more

To Meet the Demand for Organic Crops, We Need to Produce More Organic Seed | Agriculture and Farming Forum – AG machinery and technology

Twenty-two years ago, when the US Department of Agriculture finalized the standards for its National Organic Program, produce breeders went back to the drawing board. There was little organically grown seed available for farmers to purchase or for breeders like Oregon State University’s Jim Myers to use to develop more of them. “There were some … Read more

Meet the Modern Farmer Saving Turkey’s Heirloom Seeds | Agriculture and Farming Forum – AG machinery and technology

When Mehmet Öztan moved to the US in 2006, he never imagined he’d one day become a seed farmer in West Virginia or that he would become the caretaker of one of the largest collections of Turkish seeds in the country. Öztan originally came to the United States to pursue a PhD in civil engineering … Read more