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The Organic Farming Research Foundation presents the 2022 National Organic Research Agenda (NORA), a report informed by surveys and focus groups conducted in 2020 with over 1,100 certified organic and 71 transitioning-organic farmers and ranchers across North America.

Participants provided input and perspectives on their current organic production systems, including the use of regenerative soil health management practices, as well as their most pressing production and non-production challenges, technical assistance needs, and concerns related to organic agriculture.

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California Organic Research Agenda

Organic Farming Research Foundation has published the new California Organic Research Agenda (CORA), a comprehensive report that examines current needs and challenges of organic farmers and ranchers across California and provides policy and research recommendations to address producer-identified issues. The CORA report is a companion to OFRF’s 2022 National Organic Research Agenda.


Organic Farming Research Foundation is proud to release the 2022 National Organic Research Agenda (NORA) in conjunction with Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) 2022 State of Organic Seed (SOS). These two reports are published every five years to examine organic farming challenges across the U.S., identify research needs, and better understand the organic seed needs of producers.

Weed Management Series

In the NORA report, two-thirds of survey respondents (67%) cited weed management as a substantial production challenge. Specific feedback from organic farmers also underscores the need for additional research on controlling weeds.

In response to this #1 farmer production challenge, OFRF has created the following educational materials to address weed management.

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Weed Profile
Canada Thistle

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Weed Profile
Nutsedge