Organic Crop Brain Trust Funded – for Sep. 13, 2010

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The federal government on Sept. 1 pledged $6.5 million for a research “cluster” dedicated to organic farming, with focus placed on soil fertility, grain cropping, greenhouse production and food processing. The Organic Federation of Canada will manage the fund, meant to bring together scientific expertise from academia, industry and government. The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada has raised an industry contribution of $2.2 million for the project.

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