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New Report Shows Voluntary Sustainability Standards Can Contribute to Poverty Reduction

Voluntary sustainability standards such as Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, and Bonsucro can help reduce global poverty among small farmers that make up many of the world’s poor, according to a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development. “We found that sustainability standards can bring farmers a number of socio-economic and environmental benefits that can… Read more »

Triple Your Donation to Midwest Grows Green this Saturday!

We invite you to shop sustainably on Saturday 12/11 at Patagonia’s Mag Mile store. The Midwest Grows Green team will share our story and our achievements to-date in reducing synthetic pesticides and fertilizers applied on greenspaces throughout the region. We would appreciate a tax-deductible gift to support the management of safer greenspaces for people, pets & pollinators. Thanks to Good Nature… Read more »

CPR remembers Beloved Founding Member David Chatfield

Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) remembers beloved founding member, David Chatfield, who passed away on December 4: David served as Executive Director of CPR from 1997-2011, helping shape the coalition from its very beginnings, and turning it into a model of non-profit cooperation and transparency that inspires collective movement work in California and across the… Read more »

Announcing the 2022 School IPM Coordinator Training

AgriLife Extension is pleased to announce the 2022 school IPM coordinator training schedule.  Make your plans to attend one of these training’s so that you can stay in compliance with TDA.  Remember new IPM Coordinators must attend a 6-hour school IPM Coordinator training class within 6 months of appointment.  And ALL school IPM coordinators need… Read more »

The World Needs More Regenerative Organic Farmers.

Only 1% of U.S. acreage is certified organic. 95 million acres of farmland are poised to change hands in the next decade. Organic is a $50 billion industry and growing. The time is now for the next generation of regenerative organic farmers. Why not you? With both short-term and long-term training opportunities available, you can… Read more »

Webinar: How to Use Less Toxic Insect Control in Interior Spaces

Practicing pest prevention in interior spaces pays for itself and improves food safety, fire safety and energy conservation. If you are interested in learning more about less toxic insect control in interior spaces, tune into our webinar on Thursday, October 21st, hosted by Thomas Green. Click here to learn more.

IPM Symposium Abstracts Due November 12th

10th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium February 28th to March 3rd, 2022 / Denver, Colorado, USA Submit a Poster Abstract by November 12th Use this opportunity to share your IPM work! Your poster abstract will be published in the online program. Your work will gain international exposure to leading IPM scientists, students and practitioners…. Read more »

A Farmer’s Key to Success in Uncertain Times: Integrated Pest Management

Dill Kumar, a sharecropper in Nepal, has been struggling to grow enough food to provide for his family in recent years due to complete crop failure. After partnering with an Agricultural Technician from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management (IPM IL), Kumar increased his yield and income by implementing integrated pest… Read more »