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May 22, 2024 House Farm Bill Draft a Major Setback for Sustainable Agriculture

After many months, technically years of waiting, the House Agriculture Committee has finally released their full draft legislative text...

May 16, 2024 Honey Hush Flower Co. – Dinner in the Garden + Sponsorships

Farm/Organization Name: Honey Hush Flower Co. Contact Name: Lilly-Gray Warren City & State: Chapel Hill, NC Region: Triangle NC...

May 6, 2024 Senate Farm Bill Proposal Includes Promising Food System Reform

Since the expiration of the 2018 Farm Bill last fall, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and our community partners have...

April 6, 2024 Cultivating a Greener Future: The Role of Climate-Smart Agriculture Programs

In the face of escalating climate change impacts, the agricultural sector finds itself at the forefront of both challenge...

March 5, 2024 Farms on the 2024 Piedmont Farm Tour

Want to meet the farms participating in the 2024 Piedmont Farm Tour?  There’s an incredible blend of farmers who...

March 2, 2024 New Farms on the 2024 Piedmont Farm Tour

Before the 2024 Piedmont Farm Tour kicks off this Earth Day Weekend, we’re excited to share the newcomers to...

March 2, 2024 Microledon Farm, Conservation Planning, and a Third Perspective

Jamie Rye, CFSA Communications Officer Located in Conway, SC, just a little past a stone’s throw from the busy...

February 5, 2024 Forced-Air Cooling Is Economical & GAP-Friendly

Crops come out of the field with field heat, and removing it quickly is an essential part of good...

January 2, 2024 Seed Starting for Success

There are so many factors to manage in the greenhouse. From light, heat, water, nutrition, and soil, the list...

December 8, 2023 Analysis of the Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule

Background Published in January 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule has proven to...

December 5, 2023 Good Agricultural Practices—Protecting the People We Feed

Have you ever heard the word audit and thought that it sounds exciting? More than likely not. Going through...

November 22, 2023 Addressing Gaps in Organic Education

Background Achieving and maintaining organic certification can often be a daunting prospect for producers, and a specific set of...

November 7, 2023 Weed Suppression Using Silage Tarps

In organic farming, controlling weeds is one of the most challenging problems to overcome. Without herbicides, weeds can quickly...

October 24, 2023 Find Your Pasture-Raised Holiday Turkey from a Local Farm

It’s almost turkey time! No matter how you celebrate this time of year, a local, pasture-raised turkey is the...

October 6, 2023 Climate-Smart Farming – A Passing Phase or Farming Reinvented?

Almost every ag space I have entered lately is buzzing with climate-smart chatter, and I couldn’t be happier. Why?...

October 5, 2023 The State of Organic Markets in the Carolinas

Background Consumers are spending more on organic food than ever, with sales of USDA-certified organic products growing steadily over...

September 13, 2023 What Egg Producers Need to Know About Safe Handling Practices and the Law

Raising poultry for eggs is common for many small farms and homeowners. Adding egg layers to your farm can...

August 7, 2023 2023 Conference Scholarships & Work Exchange

Which financial assistance opportunities are available for 2023 conference attendees?

August 2, 2023 Making Amendments Work for You and Your Soil

by Amelia Bruss, CFSA Soil Health Technician When considering what soil amendments might suit your crop needs, basic soil...

July 18, 2023 Managing the Tomato Fruitworm in the Carolinas

by Sylvia Reed, Davidson College | Wednesday, July 18, 2023 – Fruit damage caused by tomato fruitworm The tomato...