Regulations

Request would expand allowed materials for organic compost

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is seeking changes to the USDA’s National Organic Program that would update allowed compost feedstocks ... more »

IFPA supports organic ‘continuous improvement’ law

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) announced its support of the Continuous Improvement in Organic Standards Act (CIAO). The bill is... more »

Specialty Crop Farm Bill, organic group, endorse legislation

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, a national coalition of more than 200 organizations, has endorsed nutrition and organic bills that cover policy... more »

Bipartisan bill aims to ensure organic industry advancement

Despite the chaos of the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan effort is underway to ensure organic standards continuously evolve and improve. ... more »

NCAE digs into ag labor issues at annual forum

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has released the agenda for its 10th Annual Ag Employer Labor Forum. The event is Nov. 29-Dec... more »

Crop insurance additions include organic transition coverage

The USDA is beefing up crop insurance options for specialty crop and organic producers, including rolling out new and expanded options based on feedba... more »

Organic Trade Association asks for Farm Bill action

 The Organic Trade Association noted its disappointment that Congress did not reauthorize the Farm Bill by its expiration at the end of September. A... more »

Florida ag department seeks Farm Bill comments

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson is leading two listening sessions to allow Florida growers and ranchers to give recommendations for... more »

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