Regulations

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 »

National Organic Program to hire standards enforcers

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP), which enforces standards for the dynamic, growing organic industry, is hiring for multiple opening in three d... more »

New courses on advanced inspections, certification administration offered

The Organic Integrity Learning Center now includes two new courses targeted to the needs of accredited certifiers and inspectors. Courses are availabl... more »

National Organic Program official discusses regulation issues

National Organic Program (NOP) Deputy Administrator Jennifer Tucker recently discussed regulatory issues on a Fresh Take, a podcast produced by the Fl... more »

Organic Trade Association to co-host Washington, D.C. summit

The Organic Trade Association and Food Tank, in an unprecedented partnership, will present the “Future of Organic” summit on June 9 in Washington,... more »

Tennessee hemp firm celebrates organic certifications

Cumberland Extracts Inc. of Clarksville, Tenn. recently received USDA organic certifications for its farm, biomass and extraction facility. Cumberl... more »

Certified organic flavors now required in organic foods when available

A final rule published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program (NOP) now requires the use of certified organic flavors in c... more »

Organic Farmers Association hires policy director

Organic Farmers Association, the nation’s unified voice for certified organic farmers sponsored by the nonprofit Rodale Institute, has named Patty L... more »

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