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Organic Confluences looks at making research count

The Organic Center’s Organic Confluences held this Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service explored connecting organic stakeholders to scientific research findings. At The Center’s second annual Organic Confluences Summit entitled “Making Research Count,” participants looked at the barriers to the dissemination and adoption of […]

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White Paper recaps findings from 2016 Confluences Summit

The Organic Center has released a White Paper it has prepared from discussions emanating from its 2016 Organic Confluences: “A Summit to Turn Environmental Evidence into Policy Practices.” The White Paper is entitled “Increasing Agricultural Sustainability Through Organic Farming,” and sub-titled “Outcomes from the 2016 Organic Confluences.” For more information, contact Tracy Misiewicz at The Organic Center […]

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Confluences Summit shapes up as “can’t miss” event

The second annual Confluences Summit will take place this coming Monday and Tuesday at the Patriots Plaza III Conference Center in Washington, D.C., as part of #OrganicWeekDC. Come listen to speakers from a wide variety of organic stakeholders, including farmers, policymakers, industry members, researchers, certifiers and more as they explore case studies of current and […]

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Findings from a recent study published in Neurotoxicology and highlighted by The Organic Center support previous research that children living in agricultural communities are more likely to experience pesticide exposure via household contamination and dust, leading to more learning deficits in those children compared to non-agricultural children. In the latest study, researchers collected carpet dust […]

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Just a few seats left for Confluences Summit

This year’s Organic Confluences Summit May 22-23 is just around the corner and seats are filling quickly! Come listen to speakers from a wide variety of organic stakeholders, including farmers, policymakers, industry members, researchers, certifiers and more as they explore case studies of current and past research and communication pathways. We will hold full participant conversations […]

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Hulless oats show potential as feed for egg laying hens

Although organic poultry and egg producers are required to feed their animals organic feed, they often find it is difficult to obtain organic corn. Organic wheat also is often in short supply and can be very costly. To address this problem, researchers from Washington State University and Oregon State University evaluated the potential of hulless […]

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Be part of the conversation at Confluences Summit

Now is your chance to make a lasting impact on the organic sector. Join us for the 2017 Organic Confluences Summit May 22-23 and help tackle ways to make organic research count. Add your voice to those of policymakers, researchers, farmers, and industry members as we learn about different pathways for research communication and develop […]

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Organic practices improve pepper quality, soil health

A recent study published in Organic Agriculture and highlighted by The Organic Center investigated the quality of Capia peppers grown under conventional and organic management. Researchers conducted the trials over nine years to quantify differences in quality among plots while accounting for variation from year to year. While the quality of the peppers varied significantly […]

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Be part of the conversation at Confluences Summit

Now is your chance to make a lasting impact on the organic sector. Join The Organic Center for the 2017 Organic Confluences Summit May 22-23 and help tackle ways to make organic research count. Add your voice to those of policymakers, researchers, farmers, and industry members as we learn about different pathways for research communication […]

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Be part of the conversation at Confluences

Time is running out to sign up for the Organic Confluences Conference (May 22-23 in conjunction with OTA’s Policy Conference). Come join scientists, policymakers, farmers, industry, and non-profits as we develop solutions to bridge the gap between research results and the audiences who most need to hear about those findings.  We will hear from experts who […]

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