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Organic & Sustainable Agriculture in the News

UT Farmers Market proves steady wholesale for locals

August 2, 2013

Bees exposed to fungicide more vulnerable to Nosema parasite

July 24, 2013

UT, NCSU research looks for organic-friendly wash solution

March 6, 2013

Strip tillage, cover crops outperform conventional tillage

Feb. 11, 2013

UT Institute of Agriculture to research organic management of brown marmorated stink bugs

Nov. 19, 2012

Organic program steps up testing

Nov. 13, 2012

Knoxville a finalist for $5 million food production grant

Nov. 6, 2012

WVU joins search for organic response to stinkbugs

Nov. 5, 2012

55 Recordings from the International Organic Fruit Research Symposium are now available

Oct. 22, 2012

North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas researchers receive organic agriculture grants

Oct. 22, 2012

UT Partners with Community and Student Growers to Celebrate National Food Day on October 24

Oct. 19, 2012

A Tour of University of Tennessee Farmers' Market

Sept. 19, 2012

ESPN EcoChallenge UTFM Photo

Sept. 17, 2012

Students buy local food

August 31, 2012

Farmer's Market Brings Diverse Food Tastes

August 31, 2012

Around Rocky Top

August 24, 2012

Celebrate the Farmer!

August 21, 2012

The organic learning curve

August 7, 2012

Bidders vie for locally-grown goods at Plowboy Produce Auction, LLC

July 18, 2012

Univ. of Tenn seeks to teach organic farmers, provide information

June 29, 2012

Beneficial insects will play big role in 2012 crops

June 27, 2012

Responsibilities of certified operations changing certifying agents

June 14, 2012

USDA has uphill road to organic goal

June 14, 2012

UT ranked nationally for teaching organic farming

May 29, 2012

What Colleges Can Bring to the Table

May 20, 2012

The Wisner family raise farm animals naturally

May 16, 2012

Land-Grants Benefit from SARE, Says AC Member

May, 2012

Local produce and products catch on across the Volunteer State

May 10, 2012

Virtual farmers market to serve Knoxville area

May 2, 2012

Organic Growth Puts America's Universities to the Test

May 1, 2012

Organic Growth Puts America's Universities to the Test

May 1, 2012

Organic Growth Puts America's Universities to the Test

May 1, 2012

Working the earth: Morgan man hopes farm becomes shining example of sustainability

April 18, 2012

Organic Food Industry Goes to College: More Classrooms, Labs Focusing on Research, Instruction

April 9, 2012

TAEP Producer Diversification Cost Share Program Application Period is June 1 - June 7, 2012

March 29, 2012

Local organic farm launches funds campaign

March 23, 2012

TOGA! Tennessee Organic Growers' Association Convenes This Weekend

March 21, 2012

Early spring could mean early Tennessee produce

March 20, 2012

New Handbook Available For Managing Pollinators

March 6, 2012

UT Schedules Organic Crops Field Tour for April 26

Feb. 29, 2012

Judge Dismisses Organic Farmers' Case Against Monsanto

Feb. 27, 2012

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan Announces New U.S.-EU Partnership on Organic Trade

Feb. 15, 2012

UT Professor Explains How ‘Permaculture’ Can Help us Help Ourselves

Jan. 18, 2012

Workshop Will Help Farmers Market to Consumers

Sept. 27, 2011

Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships Available

Sept. 1, 2011

From pears to pumpkins, schools offer more produce

August 29, 2011

University of Tennessee Farmers Market

August 24, 2011

On Food Safety, a Long List but Little Money

August 22, 2011

Love grows organically for local farmers

August 11, 2011

UT Student Market Promotes Organics

August 2, 2011

Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll Finds More Than Half of Americans Prefer Organic Foods Over Conventional

July 20, 2011

What USDA Grants Are Available to Start an Organic Farm in Tennessee? Read more: What USDA Grants Are Available to Start an Organic Farm in Tennessee?

July 14, 2011

USDA Launches Online Resource to Help Producers Get Products to Market, Bolster Local and Regional Economies

July 12, 2011

Composting at UT Knoxville

June 23, 2011

Meet Your Farmers Chattanooga!

June 22, 2011

University of Tennessee Farmers Market

June 8, 2011

As The European E. coli 0104:H4 Outbreak Causes Illness And Death, It Wreaks Havoc On The Produce Trade And Breaks Confidence In Public Health: Lessons From Europe

June 7, 2011

Local produce near the top of hot menu trends

May 24, 2011

UT farmers' market brings meals to the table

May 12, 2011

USDA extends its $50 million Organic Initiative for Farmers and Ranchers

Apr. 29, 2011

U.S. organic industry valued at nearly $29 billion in 2010

Apr. 21, 2011

Edible East Tennessee: Member of Heiskell farm family loves feedback from customers

Apr. 7, 2011

Organic boon aids East Tennessee farmers

Apr. 3, 2011

Locally grown? It all depends on how you define it

Apr. 2, 2011

To Market, To Market: The UT Farmers Market in 2011 will begin May 18

Mar. 30, 2011

Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto

Mar. 29, 2011

Organic crop workshop set for Sweetwater

Mar. 10, 2011

Broccoli Recall

Mar. 2, 2011

Schools poised to offer local produce for meals

Feb. 27, 2011

University of Minnesota publishes organic production risk guide

Feb., 2011

Organic Certification Cost Share Data Publication

Feb. 10, 2011

Gleaning A Harvest For The Needy By Fighting Waste

Jan. 20, 2011

Consumer survey finds 41% of parents buying more organic foods than a year ago

Dec. 8, 2010

2011 (CEFS) Summer Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program

Dec., 2010

USDA Releases Farm Emissions Calculator

Dec. 15, 2010

A Stale Food Fight

Nov. 28, 2010

Produce Associations Withdraw Support Of Food Safety Bill After Amendment Is Added To Exempt Small Farms And Local Growers

Nov. 22, 2010

Food Safety Or Freedom? Government’s Zero-Risk Policy On Food Safety Leaves No Room For Compromise

Nov. 22, 2010

Small Farms Would Be Exempt From Food Safety Regs

Nov. 19, 2010

A Sustainable Agriculture Perspective on Food Safety

Nov. 11, 2010

Walmart and the End of the Local Food Movement

Oct. 26, 2010

USDA Supports Organic Agriculture Research and Extension at the University of Tennessee

Oct. 10, 2010

USDA Seeks Public Feedback on National Organic Standards Board Proposed Recommendations

Sept. 21, 2010

USDA publishes organic program handbook

Sept. 7, 2010

Disappearing Mulches

Sept. 1, 2010

Smaller growers worry over food safety

August 31, 2010

Revised Senate Food Safety Bill Includes Important Amendments

August 13, 2010

NCAT Releases Whole Farm Insurance Assessment Tool - Seeks Farmer Evaluators

August 10, 2010

UT Harvest Market Sells Home Grown Vegetables to UT Community

July 12, 2010

USDA Publishes Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances

July 2, 2010

Researchers Show That Organic Farming Enhances Biodiversity and Natural Pest Control

July 1, 2010

Problems With USDA Organic Food Program

June 24, 2010

America’s Organic Farmers Face Issues and Opportunities

June, 2010

Area farmers ponder 'plant B' after once-in-lifetime flood

May 20, 2010

Organic leaders hail cancer panel report

May 14, 2010

Illinois Researchers recommend sudangrass to combat canada thistle

May 14, 2010

Distributors Slow To Embrace Local Food Movement

May 3, 2010

Battle Over Food Safety Legislation Continues

Apr. 28, 2010

UT Institute of Agriculture to host weekly farmer’s markets

Apr. 27, 2010

CSA programs bring food from farmer's hand to you

Apr. 27, 2010

Knoxville New Sentinal Growing number of small farms living off the land

Apr. 19, 2010

Knoxville New Sentinal Farmers, buyers take plunge into Community Supported Agriculture

Mar. 23, 2010

UTIA News Release UT Schedules Second Organic Crops Field Tour

Mar. 17, 2010

Iowa State University: I-FARM - A new free online tool to help get the most out of your land at the least cost

Feb. 23, 2010

UTIA News Release UT Launches Free Workshop Series for Potential and Beginning Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Feb 15, 2010 Food Safety Regulations Eat Away at Small Farm Wallets

Feb. 9, 2010

NSAC Food safety bills reach too far, cost too much

Feb. 9, 2010

TTU Water's Organic Farm

Feb. 8, 2010

New York Times And the Pursuit of Happiness: Back to the Land

Nov. 26, 2009

The Washington Post How green are those veggies?

Nov. 17, 2009

WPLN Nashville Public Radio State Offers Aid to Organic Farms

Nov. 12, 2009

The Packer USDA Grants $19m to Organic Ag Research

October 30, 2009

The UT Daily Beacon Organic Farm offers internships to students

October 26, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel Hardin Valley Organic Gardener

October 5, 2009

The UT Daily Beacon Organic farm serves as learning resource

Sept. 21, 2009

Science Daily Organic or Local Fruits and Vegetables?

Sept. 4, 2009

News Channel 5, Nashville, A fresh look at organic produce

August 12, 2009

The Knoxville Metro Pulse Organic Farm Aid

July 29, 2009

The Knoxville Metro Pulse Knoxville's All-Natural Farmers

July 29, 2009

News Channel 5, Nashville, 'Organic' may not mean healthier

July 29, 2009

TDA Press Release TDA Now Accepting Applications for Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program

June 1, 2009

UTIA News Release It's Official: Tennessee Opens New Organic Crops Unit

May 29, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel Back to basics: Some farmers use sustainable practices, eschew certification

May 28, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel Which is healthier: Local produce, or veggies that are certified organic?

May 28, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel University starts research farm

May 28, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel Organic label comes with many provisions

May 28, 2009

USDA NRCS Press Release Nearly a million dollars available to encourage more organic farming in Tennessee

May 8, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel From farm to home: Local man begins community supported crop program

April 8, 2009

UTIA News Release UT Schedules First Organic Crops Field Tour

April 1, 2009

Knoxville News Sentinel More Folks Growing Own Veggies

March 24, 2009

NY Times Obamas to Plant White House Vegetable Garden

March 19, 2009

UTIA News Release UT Launches Organic and Sustainable Crop Production Initiative and Web Site

January 29, 2009

News Sentinel UT Launches Organic Initiative

January 27, 2009

Bristol Herald Courier Ag Group's Director to Step Down

January 7, 2009

NY Times A 50-Year Farm Bill

January 4, 2009

UTIA Organic Vegetables Video News Release on YouTube

August 29, 2008

NY Times Cutting Out the Middlemen, Shoppers Buy Slices of Farms

July 10, 2008