Regulations

Sustainable ag coalition responds to Senate markup of ag spending bill

The Senate Committee on Appropriations Aug. 4 advanced the Fiscal Year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related ... more »

Oregon taps $109K for organic certification cost share

The USDA recently allocated more than $6 million for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program nationwide. Oregon was awarded $109,250 ... more »

Organic Trade Association pushes Congress for ‘advancement’ of U.S. program

The U.S. organic sector is on a tear; demand for organic food and products has never been greater, and more consumers have access to organic than ever... more »

Organic concern over USDA plan to spray insecticide on 2.6M Montana acres  

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is concerned a USDA plan to aerially spray an insecticide on more than 2 million acres of Eastern Mon... more »

Fraud prevention program popular with organic businesses

The Organic Trade Association’s ground-breaking fraud prevention program is getting robust interest from organic businesses as the organic sector re... more »

Arizona State University drafts ‘To-do list for Organic Agriculture’

Arizona State University’s Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems has laid out its priorities for organic agriculture. "The Critical To-Do Li... more »

Vilsack addresses organic animal welfare in speech at Organic Trade Association

Previewing his path forward for organic and pledging to elevate the significance and importance of organic agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agric... more »

$20M coming for additional organic cost-share assistance, Vilsack says

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on June 15 put a number to an earlier commitment to give more government money supporting farms transitionin... more »

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