CORRALITOS, Calif. — Lonely Mountain Farm was named after J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Hobbit" story. These days, the “riches” in the story have morphed into organic crops.

Founded in 2014, Lazarus Naturals' corporate headquarters are located in Seattle, and the company manufactures its products in Portland. In an effort to become vertically integrated, the compa…

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Demand jumped by near-record levels in almost every organic food aisle in 2020, increasing U.S. organic food sales a record 12.8% to a new high of $56.4 billion.

The Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organic Standards Act requires USDA to advance and implement recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board in a timely manner and t…

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McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Firefighters brought a three-alarm fire under control April 20 at the Organic Valley Creamery in McMinnville.

SAUVIE ISLAND, Ore. — Marketing Director Sofia Kondilis describes Bella Organic as “the full package.” The 100-acre organic farm offers everything from U-pick, hay rides, events, food, and tas…

Pacific Northwest radicchio growers asked themselves how forming a new association might help them harness growing enthusiasm for their crop, educate farmers and reach customers who don't yet …

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA on Wednesday announced it has a new plan — called Pandemic Assistance for Producers — to provide farmers with financial aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organic Valley, a farmer-owned dairy cooperative and organic food brand, will offer loans to farmers interested in investing in renewable energy and energy efficiencies starting April 1.

Lil’ Starts first began in 2013. The farm sells at farmers markets, through their Community Supported Agriculture program and directly to restaurants. 

Grains Week, May 3-7, is hosted by the Culinary Breeding Network, Washington State University's Food Systems Program, Oregon State University, Cornell University, University of Wisconsin-Madis…

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Oregon State University researcher, in partnership with area hazelnut and blueberry growers, is testing a novel means of killing weeds — he’s zapping them with high-voltag…

Deep Harvest Farm carries over 120 varieties of certified organic, open-pollinated and non-GMO vegetable and flower seed on its 10 acres spread across three isolation plots.

ALBANY, Ore. — Virginia Herrera trudged downhill through muddy divots left by tractor tires. To her right, her husband, Zenon Ramirez, was perched atop a ladder covering a greenhouse frame wit…

Experts say better soil health will in the future drive increases in crop yields as much as advances like new seed hybrids and fertilizers. And making sure soil stays healthy bodes well for a …

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Pacific Northwest farmers are forming an association to promote the little-known vegetable.

CORBETT, Ore. — Friends of Family Farmers has announced that its executive director, Shari Sirkin, no longer holds that position and the organization is seeking new leadership.


The growth in organic produce sales at retail outpaced increases in conventional produce sales in 2020.

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Organic Valley, a farmer-owned dairy cooperative and organic food brand, has added a fat-free variety of milk to its grass-fed product line.

Not only can visitors “attend” the show from the comfort of their computer, laptop or smart phone, they can do it anytime of the day or night — and it’s free of charge.

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In the aftermath of massive fires, S. Oregon faces a human, and economic, tragedy

More and more people understand organic farming and seek out flowers and other crops grown with organic practices.