Pumping of groundwater in Siskiyou County, California, addressed

Irrigators in Siskiyou County have won a court ruling to temporarily block a state water curtailment order that would have prevented area farmers and ... more »

Local California water agencies to boost conservation measures

Following the driest first three months of a year in the state’s recorded history, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced March 29 he is taking seve... more »

USDA amends national list for organic crops and handling

On March 23, the USDA published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend the National List for crops and handling based on public input and Octob... more »

Justice Department responds on behalf of USDA in organic lawsuit

The Coalition for Sustainable Organics (CSO) is heartened by the initial response of the Department of Justice to defend organic growers’ rights to... more »

International Fresh Produce Association comments on proposed ag water changes

Support for regulations with flexibility that allow fruit and vegetable growers to manage risks unique to their production environment as well as call... more »

USDA amends National List for Organic Handling, Crops and Livestock

The Organic Foods Production Act created the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) as a tool for managing the substances ... more »

The US organic program wants your thoughts on regulatory priorities

The USDA will gather feedback on regulatory priorities to develop clear organic standards that support a level playing field and market development. ... more »

Four named to National Organic Standards Board

The USDA Feb. 4 announced the appointment of four new members to the National Organic Standards Board, or NOSB. The NOSB is made up of 15 volunteer... more »

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