Water Challenges: Adapting For Too Much or Not Enough

Water Challenges

On a mountainside in Downeast Maine, Gail VanWart and her husband turned their 150-year-old wild blueberry farm into a native pollinator sanctuary. The move, a creative attempt to save the blueberry crop, was a response to several years of intense springtime rainfall that was preventing imported honeybees from pollinating the plants. In Hammonton, New Jersey, … Read more

Free Farm Advocacy Webinar

Learn how to help OEFFA counter the special interest influence that large commodity groups and biotech companies have over our decision-makers and demand policies that work in the interest of the family farmers who feed us every day while protecting our air, water, and soil. The “Advocacy: What, Why, and How,” webinar will start on … Read more

Organic Apples in New York

Organic apple production has expanded in the U.S. since the turn of the century. The state of Washington, especially, has added organic apple acreage. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, about 90 percent of the nation’s organic apple acreage is in the Evergreen State. In the Northeast, organic apple growing is just at the … Read more