Regulations

NOSB spring meeting set

The National Organic Program (NOP) recently made public meeting materials for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring Meeting. The mee... more »

Blueberry growers dedicated to organic practices for more than 40 years

When John and Joan Donaldson started growing blueberries on 40 acres of breathtaking land just outside of Fennville, Michigan, in the mid-1970s, they ... more »

USDA sued for allowing organic certifications for soil-less growing

A group of organic growers and nonprofit organizations on March 3 sued the USDA and top officials in its National Organic Program (NOP) over its decis... more »

New organic field crop operations up 14% in 2019

U.S. farmers harvested nearly 3.3 million acres of certified organic field crops in 2019, driven by 14% more organic field crop operations, according ... more »

National survey of organic growers begins today

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) have released two national surveys—one for certified organic producer... more »

Uncertified organic claims more than half of NOP enforcement caseload

Uncertified organic claims more than half of the National Organics Program's (NOP) current enforcement caseload. The NOP provides quarterly updates... more »

How growers can get beer-fueled organic transition grants

Now that the Super Bowl commercial has run, how do growers actually get some of those organic farm transition funds raised by Anheuser-Busch and the ... more »

NOP awards four certifiers for investigating grain fraud cases

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) Jan. 28 recognized a number of credentialed certifying agencies for upholding standards for organic agricultur... more »

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