Press Releases

3/25/2005 - Rendell Adminstration Awards $138,531 Grant To Rodale Institute
##### Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty today awarded a $138,531 Growing Greener grant to the Rodale Institute to develop advanced soil management methods that lock up nutrients before they pollute local waterways...

2/17/2005 - United Nations seeks organic advice from The Rodale Institute
##### The United Nations has granted The Rodale Institute®, pioneers in organic and sustainable agriculture, special status to consult...

10/26/2004 - The Rodale Institute® to Improve Food Security in Africa
##### ...The program emphasizes ecological pest and land management in order to enhance farm productivity and food security...

9/17/2004 - The Rodale Institute® receives USDA grant to help farmers reduce chemical use
##### A $541,050 federal grant will enable researchers at The Rodale Institute (TRI) to demonstrate how a new spin on old technology could reduce the need for toxic herbicides in American agriculture...

8/11/2004 - Farmers and Fishermen Fix Marine ‘Dead Zones’
##### ...the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shows that by composting manure, farmers can significantly improve the quality of water entering the nation’s watersheds.

5/25/2004 - The Rodale Institute® Wins Research Award
##### Dr. Paul Hepperly and his research team determined that soils in organic production actually scrub the atmosphere of global warming gases...

10/08/2003 - Event in Berks County, PA brings environmentalists and farmers together to fight global warming
##### More than two decades of data from one of the world’s longest-running research trials proves definitively that organic farming counters global warming. The Rodale Institute® will unveil the results of its groundbreaking Farming Systems Trial® Friday, October 10 at its 333-acre farm in Kutztown, Pennsylvania...

08/04/2003 - Plowing the way for a new agriculture
##### In the bold quest to increase U.S. certified organic farming by more than 800% in the next ten years, The Rodale Institute® has expanded their portal website, www.NewFarm.org, providing farmers with free, A-Z news, research and market data on organic and sustainable agriculture...

06/13/2003 - The most ambitious agricultural initiative of this century
##### In May, Anthony Rodale, Chairman of The Rodale Institute®, announced the single-most ambitious agricultural initiative of this century: Rodale called for 100,000 farmers, about 5% of America’s remaining 2 million farmers, to transition to Certified Organic by 2013 ...

05/22/2003 - 100,000 Organic Farmers in US by 2013
##### Addressing leaders of the US organic industry gathered for a trade show in Austin last Saturday to accept the OTA Organic Leadership Award, Rodale called for 100,000 farmers, about 5% of America’s remaining 2 million farmers, to transition to Certified Organic by 2013...

02/25/2003 - The Rodale Institute® Launches The New Farm Organic Price Index™
##### The Rodale Institute®, a publicly supported nonprofit organization and the country’s leading advocate for regenerative, sustainable agriculture and organic foods, today launched the first-ever wholesale price index of certified organic foods-The New Farm Organic Price Index™ (OPX™)...

01/23/2003 - The Rodale Institute® Launches The New Farm Organic Price Index™
##### Now organic farmers will be able to sell their products competitively, using as their guide pricing in the OPX™ for the same organically grown or raised food being sold across their marketing region. The OPX™ will enable them to price their products fairly and avoid the pitfalls of arbitrary pricing...