OFRF Press Releases2019-11-27T19:10:23+00:00

OFRF and FFAR Fund On-Farm Organic Research of Companion Plantings for a New Invasive Brassica Pest

Christiana Huss of the University of Georgia, was awarded $19,977 to research companion plants that reduce the destruction caused by invasive yellow-margined leaf beetle (Microtheca ochroloma) on leafy brassica greens across the Southeastern United States.

November 2nd, 2022|

OFRF Gives Presents the 2022 National Organic Research Agenda to the National Organic Standards Board

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) presented the National Organic Research Agenda (NORA), a comprehensive report that examines current needs and challenges of organic farmers and ranchers across the country and provides policy and research recommendations to address producer-identified issues. The national organic survey data boasts responses from over 1,100 producers and 16 listening sessions held across the U.S. 

October 27th, 2022|

OFRF & FFAR Fund Research on Organic Farming System for BIPOC and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

This farmer-led research project, Organic For All, is a participatory capacity building agricultural research and outreach project that will help identify needs, hindrances and barriers with BIPOC farmers and work together to develop solutions and resources through relevant learning sessions that provide education, hands-on training, and technical assistance.

October 25th, 2022|

USDA Announces Organic Transition Initiative Investments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Funding toward Technical and Direct Farmer Assistance, Market Development (August 22, 2022) – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the initial details on a historic $300 million investment in the Organic Transition Initiative. As part of its Food System Transformation Framework, the USDA is taking important steps toward supporting both organically-certified farmers and ranchers and producers who wish to transition into organic production. Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has been working alongside policymakers and industry partners to advocate for this crucial investment that supports producers' [...]

August 22nd, 2022|

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