Regulations

USDA outlook bright for organic produce

The produce-driven organic food industry weathered the pandemic remarkably well, and investment in research of organic may be part of the solution for... more »

New consultants to help Midwestern growers going organic 

Rodale Institute, a nonprofit known for its research, farmer training and education about regenerative organic agriculture since 1947, has expanded it... more »

Court rules hydroponics, aeroponics OK for USDA organic program

A Friday, March 19 ruling by U.S. District Court in San Francisco came down in favor of the USDA’s policy allowing hydroponic and aeroponic farming ... more »

Organic produce endorsed as ‘Dirty Dozen’ produce list published

The Environmental Working Group strongly endorsed organic produce as it again published its annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists. ... more »

Webinars on organic certification in India to be held

The National Organic Program will hold webinars at the end of March explaining steps of change in its policies for organic certification in India. ... more »

Details announced for the National Organic Standards Board Spring meeting

The when, where and how of the spring meeting of the National Organic Standards Board were rolled out recently. The Board's Spring 2021 Meeting wil... more »

4 certifiers get NOP director’s award for communication

The USDA recently honored four organic certifiers, giving them the 2021Director’s Award for their “open, consistent and effective communications... more »

Organic certifications grow slightly to 45K farms and businesses

U.S.-recognized organic certifications didn't decrease in the old year, even growing slightly. The USDA’s National Organic Program released an an... more »

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