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Miraflora’s Colorado hemp farm gets organic certification

Hemp extract company Miraflora recently received USDA organic certification for its 160-acre farm in Boulder County, Colorado. Miraflora CEO Christ... more »

National Organic Program gets ‘very positive’ review

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently earned good marks in a formal peer review, according to a recent newsletter from the program administra... more »

Vilsack ‘knows the importance of clear and consistent organic standards’ : OTA

The Organic Trade Association last week released a statement on the reported choice of former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of A... more »

Oregon follows California in warnings about specific organic soil product

Oregon agriculture officials Dec. 11 issued a stop use notice about a specific agricultural product labeled as organic but found to have prohibited ch... more »

Proposed rule to toughen organic enforcement draws diverse comments

The governmental website Regulations.gov serves as a sort of digital filing cabinet for the formal rulemaking processes federal U.S. agencies use to s... more »

Organic certifier, grower Dan Rossman dishes on soil fertility, weeds

Rossman’s organic farming on the family farm near Lakeview, Michigan, started when the corn price fell to $1.50 per bushel in 1999 and the farmers h... more »

OMRI names 3 new board members

The Organic Materials Review Institute in recent months has welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Chris Grigsby of Maine Organic Fa... more »

Oregon gets extension to apply for organic certification cost-share

The Oregon Department of Agriculture received an extension to continue reviewing Organic Certification Cost Share Reimbursement applications through D... more »

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