Regulations

NOP brainstorms with growers for standards enforcement

In the classic film “To Catch a Thief,” police team up with Cary Grant for help catching a clever cat burglar. A meeting with the same name took ... more »

COVID-19 challenges to organic sector outlined to USDA

The Organic Trade Association’s CEO and Executive Director Laura Batcha last week sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue outlining... more »

Organic certification ‘flexiblities’ allowed during COVID-19

Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) may allow organic producers to report acreage as certified organic, or transitioning to organic, for the 2020 crop... more »

California cannabis certification to be ‘comparable’ to organic

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released the proposed regulations April 30 for the OCal Program, a statewide certification pr... more »

USDA now offers electronic import certificate

The 2018 Farm Bill called for technological enhancements to improve the ability of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Pro... more »

OFA directors speak to NOSB

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) received public comments on April 21 and 23 during its spring meeting. The meetings were held in a webi... more »

NOP offers new training courses online

The National Organic Program (NOP) recently announced new training lessons are now available online through its Organic Integrity Learning Center. ... more »

USDA taking nominations for five seats on NOSB

The USDA is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The 15-member advisory b... more »

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