Fruits

IFPA to organic standards board: ‘Follow the science’

The International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) is urging the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to continue using objective, scien... more »

DOL adds worker protections to H-2A labor program

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule on H-2A temporary worker protections that include allowing employees  to invite labor and legal... more »

Organic Week features speakers, Capitol Hill visits

The Organic Trade Association's (OTA) Organic Week features two days of critical discussions on the issues and opportunities facing the organic sector... more »

USDA local grant applications due May 14

The USDA has Local Agricultural Market Program funds available to promote farmers markets, local food programs and regional food partnerships. Appl... more »

OPS keynote addresses shifting consumer demographics

Sherry Frey, vice president of total wellness at NielsenIQ, will be a featured speaker at the Organic Produce Summit. Frey's keynote speech, "Chang... more »

USDA releases National Organic Program review

The USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) has published the 2023 annual peer review report and its response.    "As part of its commitment to co... more »

MSU offers free webinar on organic recordkeeping

Michigan State University is sponsoring a free webinar on recordkeeping for organic growers. The webinar is from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern April 19. R... more »

OFRF program supports farmer-led research

Tim and Becky Colby own Colby Farms, a 14-acre farm in Papillion, Nebraska, where they produce vegetables, fruits and some livestock products for thei... more »

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