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National Young Farmers Coalition Releases Comprehensive FSA Loan Program Guide

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) released a comprehensive guidebook to aid farmers with USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans. The illustrated guidebook, Farm Service Agency Loans: The Ins and Outs of Growing a Farm with Federal Loans, is available for free online or in hard copy for $15.

Organic Seed Resources Available for Farmers and Certifiers

In the past, it was a challenge for many organic farmers to source organic seed. Fortunately, there are now a number of resources available to make it easier for farmers to find organic seed or to produce it themselves.

Tips for Increasing Nitrogen Efficiency in Organic Crops

With the increasing cost of organic nitrogen inputs and regulatory restrictions on nitrogen applications in agriculture, it is important to maximize all sources of nitrogen to minimize cost, environmental impact and regulatory headaches. Here is a summary of important strategies to increase nitrogen efficiency:

• Test soil, crop, and water to determine nitrogen status before adding nitrogen, of any source.

Want to Promote Your Event? Post it on CCOF’s Calendar


Did you know that has an online submission for agricultural and organic events?

The CCOF community calendar has trainings, webinars, and other opportunities for the organic industry. Partner organizations can submit their events for the calendar. Events are also highlighted in our weekly newsletter. It’s easy and fast! Share your event with our membership today.


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